Composed in 1948, the Cello Sonata or Sonata for Cello and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) was dedicated to Pierre Fournier, the French cellist. Its four movements, mainly ternary, are as listed below:
- Allegro (Tempo di Marcia)
Pierre Fournier partly helped Francis Poulenc to compose the Cello part as this latter was not a specialist of this instrument.
Francis Poulenc is French composer and pianist. He also produced Piano and Chamber pieces, Operas ('Dialogues des Carmélites'), ballets ('Les Biches') as well as some orchestral works.