This was the first of the two sonatas Mendelssohn composed for the violoncello. The B flat Sonata is more Classical in form and spirit, much in the style of Beethoven. It is full of beautiful melodies, rich harmonies, light textures and has a clear structure.
This sonata, though not easy, works very well on the double bass. It is a recommended piece for advanced college students, for graduate students and would be a great musical addition to any professional recital. This arrangement can be found on Michael Klinghoffer’s CD, Mostly Transcriptions Vol.2, (Shikiori, Japan) 



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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Sonata in Bb, Op. 45


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