Mieczysław Weinberg Sonate for cello solo nr 2
Old Armenian songs
Frédéric Chopin Mazurka in F, Waltz in b, Prelude in e, Etude in a, Prelude in Des, Prelude in gis, Etude in cis, Nocturne in cis, Wals in cis, Wals in Des
Kazimierz Wilkomirski Rhapsody for 4 cellos
Mario Brunello cello
Polish Cello Quartet: Tomasz Daroch, Wojciech Fudala, Krzysztof Karpeta, Adam Krzeszowiec cello
Composers Frédéric Chopin and Mieczysław Weinberg were both born in Poland. Chopin left Poland of his own accord to immerse himself in all that the Parisian art world had to offer. Jewish-born Weinberg, however, fled Nazi persecution in Poland only to face continued persecution in the Soviet Union.
We principally associate Chopin with works for piano, yet he also had a soft spot for the cello. To mark its tenth anniversary, the Polish Cello Quartet will be performing a selection of mazurkas, études, waltzes and preludes for piano rearranged for cello.
Weinberg’s works are less well known than Chopin’s but have been receiving greater acclaim in more recent times. His four sonatas for solo cello are a penetrating glimpse into his tormented life.