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Tuesday 6 October, 12.45pm
CHOPIN Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C Op.3
TCHAIKOVSKY Nocturne Op.19 No.4
GRIEG Cello Sonata in A Minor Op.36
Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton present a captivating programme of 19th century works written for, or adapted for cello and piano. Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise Brillante was composed in 1829 and 1830 and although it was dedicated to the influential Austrian cellist Joseph Merk, the composer indicated that it had been designed for the young Princess Wanda Radziwill, the daughter of his patron Prince Antione Radziwill.
Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne is the composer’s own arrangement of a short lyrical piano piece, but Grieg’s Cello Sonata is written on a grand scale that places this work at the pinnacle of Romantic sonatas written for the instrument. A Norwegian heritage is readily apparent – the piece quotes incidental music Grieg had composed for a play about King Sigurd Jorsalfar and the final movement features lively local folk music.
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