Grand violin sonates

Two generations of French cellists
Fri 28 Oct 15:00
Large Hall
Past event
Fri 28 Oct
Past event


Johannes Brahms Sonata for cello and piano in D
César Franck Sonata for cello and piano in A


Marc Coppey cello
Edgar Moreau cello
Jérémie Moreau piano
Finghin Collins piano

Johannes Brahms was particularly enamoured with his own Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78. Shortly before his death, he decided to rewrite this piece for cello and piano – something he took extremely seriously. Besides changing its key to D major, he made over two hundred changes to the piano part alone.

César Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano was a wedding gift to the famous violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. Jules Delsart subsequently rearranged the piece for cello and piano, with Franck’s blessing, and in turn the young French soloist Edgar Moreau created yet another version himself. 

Related musicians

Finghin Collins


Marc Coppey


Edgar Moreau