Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe: Chopin's Sonata in G minor
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.
Chopin's Nocturne in E-flat major for Piano, Op. 9, No. 2 (1830-32) and Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 (1845-46) performed by Nicholas Canellakis, cello and Michael Stephen Brown, piano.
Recorded in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio. Originally aired on November 17, 2021.