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Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina joins pianist Jean-Selim Abdelmoula for works by Shostakovich and Cesar Franck.

Young cellist Anastasia Kobekina joins pianist Jean-Selim Abdelmoula for the final recital in Radio 3’s Cello Festival in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Shostakovich’s anguished cello sonata opens their recital, written at a turbulent time in the composer’s life. Franck’s hugely popular sonata (and wedding gift for Eugene Ysaye) follows, in an arrangement that Franck himself approved for cello and piano.

Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major – arrangement for cello

Anastasia Kobekina, cello
Jean-Selim Abdelmoula piano

Presenter: Tom Redmond
Producer: Laura Metcalfe

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