Sarabande and Gavotte [No. 1]

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Robert Emil Bockmühl
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André. January 1868

Popper's Sarabande and Gavotte were performed as early as 31 March 1867 in Löwenberg. Both pieces are in the neo-baroque style. The piano part doubles the cello in the same octave for the majority of the Sarabande, making the cello part more of an obbligato, also making the cello part easier to learn for a student. The Gavotte is in two parts: the Gavotte proper is a playful conversation between the cello and piano, and the earthy "pastorale trio" in the parallel major.