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Four Cellos 2024-2025

Dive into a treasure trove of rarely heard cello masterpieces, from Franchomme’s revealing Chopin transcriptions to Offenbach’s sumptuous compositions, offering a journey of velvet tones and expressive intensity.

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In this enticing program of rarely heard works, experience the velvet tones and expressive intensity of the cello in a treasure trove of pieces for 2, 3, or 4 instruments. Franchomme’s transcriptions highlight the momentous depth of Chopin, while lesser known but sumptuous works by Offenbach, himself an accomplished cellist, deserve a much wider public recognition.

Artists

Anna Burden, cello

Tavi Ungerleider, cello

Geneviève Guimond, cello

Sylvain Murray, cello

Programme

Anton Reicha, Trio for Three Cellos, excerpts (10 min)

Max d’Ollone, Andante and Scherzo (10 min)

Frédéric Chopin and Auguste-Joseph Franchomme, Préludes, op. 28, excerpts (11 min)

Franchomme, Three Nocturnes, op. 15 (15 min)

Frédéric Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 35: III. Marche funèbre (arr. A. Franchomme, 8 min)

Jacques Offenbach, Adagio and Scherzo (14 min)

Total duration70minutes