Sol Gabetta cello
Bertrand Chamayou piano
Prepare to be dazzled by the sensitivity and musical dialogue of the two soloists in a rare programme of works by Chopin for cello and piano
Chopin Sonata op. 65
Mendelssohn Sonata n° 2 op. 58
Over the months, a complicity has developed on the concert stage and in the recording studio between the warm and expressive cellist and the powerful and fully-rounded virtuoso. The Argentinian artist has found a partner with the gift of pinpoint precision to accompany him on all his artistic adventures, and the French musician relishes this exuberant artist who helps him to forget, at least temporarily, the pangs of solitude which are the lot of the solo pianist. Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou attack this sonata by Chopin, which makes us wish he had written more chamber music. In the second sonata by Mendelssohn, whom Bertrand Chamayou has always championed passionately, an explosion of inventiveness and verve is tempered by lofty spirituality from this composer, whom the two artists wish to restore to his fitting place among the greats.