Bruce Adolphe
Bruce Adolphe

Inside Chamber Music: Chopin's Sonata in G minor

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:30 PM ET at ChamberMusicSociety.org
Tickets start at $15.00
Lecture

“…no need for saxophone and ophicleides to fill a listener’s heart with terror…” —George Sand, writing about Chopin

Chopin composed almost exclusively for the piano and yet the last work published in his lifetime is the cello sonata he composed for his longtime friend and colleague Auguste Franchome. Often thought of as an entirely intuitive composer and improviser who wrote from his unconscious, Chopin was in fact a perfectionist who thought through every phrase and was deeply concerned with craft. By focusing on the brief slow movement of this sonata, we will come to understand the exquisite detail of his compositional thinking.

Program

  • Chopin Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 (1845-46)