Chopin, Franck - Cello Sonatas | Piano Classics PCL59472

Chopin, Franck - Cello Sonatas

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL59472

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 23rd June 2017

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Two full blooded romantic Cello Sonatas, each with its own peculiar history and relationship to the instrument. Frédéric Chopin almost exclusively wrote for the piano. His last published work however was the Cello Sonata, op.65, written for his close friend and cellist Auguste Franchomme.

Coincidentally legend has it (as orally testified by Pablo Casals) that César Franck composed his famous Violin Sonata for “violin or cello”, and that a version for cello existed in Franck’s hand, written for… Auguste Franchomme. Be that correct or not, the sonata sounds equally original, forceful and lyrical for cello as for violin. This new recording presents the collaboration between two highly gifted young soloists: Benedict Kloeckner and Anna Fedorova, who deliver a both passionate and intimate performance of these great works.

They already successfully recorded Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata, issued on Piano Classics PCL0081.

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