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Chopin: '1846, Last Year at Nohant' - Cello Sonata, Piano Works / Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello, Pascal Amoyel, piano

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 64
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, April 2015
The recording is slightly distant, giving Pascal Amoyel's sound a soft-grained texture...It also means Emmanuelle Bertrand's fragile cello line is occasionally swallowed up in the first movement of the Sonata. That's not to suggest that her approach lacks vigour: there's plenty of mercurial vivacity here, even if her instrument cannot always deliver the volume.

The Guardian, 25th February 2015
Their performance manages to fashion a perfectly lucid path through the musical thickets of the sonata's first movement, which can sometimes seem too overloaded with invention...It's a lovely anthology, beautifully thought out and always executed with perceptive care.

The summer of 1846 was to be the last that Chopin would spend at George Sand's estate in Nohant. It was there that he composed or completed the core of his works over a period of seven years. That last, golden summer produced some of Chopin's most ambitious pieces, including the Barcarolle, the Nocturnes Op.62a, and of course the Cello Sonata, the very last work published in his lifetime. Pascal Amoyel and Emmanuelle Bertrand plunge us into the heart of those few months before the couple's separation; the ailing Chopin did not yet know that he was leaving his musical testament.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (06/2014).



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Works Details

>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
  • Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1845

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63
  • Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65
  • Performers: Pascal Amoyel (Piano); Emmanuelle Bertrand (Cello)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 64
  • Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
  • Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62
  • Performer: Pascal Amoyel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846