If ever there was a composer whose melancholic melodies simply screamed to be played on the cello, then it would have to be Frédéric Chopin. His close friendship with cellist Auguste Franchomme led to several wonderful chamber concert works for cello.
Many cellists, including Gregor Piatigorsky and Karl Davydov, later ‘borrowed’ many of his waltzes, nocturnes and mazurkas. Continuing in the tradition of these grandmasters, Pieter Wispelwey also ‘borrowed’ a few more pieces for his incredible Chopin CD that he produced around twenty years ago.
We’d go as far as to say that some of Chopin’s melodies really come into their own when accompanied by string quintet.
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