With Sol Gabetta (cello), Bernard Chamayou (piano). Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in D. Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor; Grand duo concertant sur des themes de Robert le diable.
The outstanding Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta joins forces with the French pianist Bertrand Chamayou in a lyrical and Romantic programme of Chopin, Beethoven and Mendelssohn from the Edinburgh International Festival. Chopin's friend, the cellist Franchomme, persuaded and helped him to write the Grand Duo based on tunes from Meyerbeer's opera Robert le diable. It was an unusual collaboration where Chopin devised the overall plan and piano part and Franchomme wrote the cello part. Franchomme later became the dedicatee for Chopin's only Cello Sonata.
Beethoven: Variations in E flat on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fuhlen'
Mendelssohn: Cello Sonata in D major
Interval at 11.45am approx
Donald Macleod introduces Max Richter's re-imagined version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with celebrated violinist Daniel Hope, and a Schubert Impromptu by the great pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who has a solo recital at the Usher Hall this evening.
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor
Chopin: Grand Duo concertant sur des thèmes de Robert le diable
Sol Gabetta, cello
Bernard Chamayou, piano.