Frédéric Chopin - Cello Sonata in G minor

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    - Composer: Frédéric François Chopin (22 February or 1 March 1810 -- 17 October 1849)
    - Performers: Truls Mørk (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano)
    - Year of recording: 2006
    Sonata for Cello & Piano in G minor, Op. 65, CT. 204, written in 1845-1846.
    00:00 - I. Allegro moderato
    15:07 - II. Scherzo. Allegro con brio
    19:48 - III. Largo
    24:01 - IV. Finale. Allegro
    Chopin's cello sonata, Op. 65, was his last major work. Apart from the piano, the cello was the only instrument for which Chopin composed substantial amounts of music; in 1832 he had written the Grand Duo Concertant for the cellist Auguste Franchomme. In part because of the presence of the cello, and in greater part because of the formal characteristics of the piece, the composition of the cello sonata occupied Chopin for an unusually long period. He worked on it through 1845 and well into 1846, sketching and drafting as he had not done before, and at one point complaining to his sister, "I write a little and cross out a lot." Extant sketches show that Chopin did indeed discard an incredible amount of material and redrafted most of his ideas before deciding on the final form of the work. The piece was printed in Paris in 1847. Chopin and Franchomme premiered the sonata in Paris to great acclaim, in what was to be the last performance of Chopin's career.
    Much of Chopin's anguish stemmed from his difficulties in the shaping the relationship between the two instruments. That he mostly composed the cello part first was perhaps at the heart of the matter, for Chopin was forced to curb his keyboard tendencies and remove himself from his natural idiom. It is no surprise that the piano part often sounds uncharacteristic of Chopin. Furthermore, because he chose to engage himself with the Germanic sonata idea, as he had in his piano sonatas, he had to set aside his predilection for ternary forms with codas and achieve contrast and develop logical structures in new and unfamiliar ways.
    Chopin takes great care to distribute the material equally between the cello and piano, and he accomplishes this goal in a variety of ways. For instance, in the first group of themes in the first movement we hear passages of piano solo, piano with cello accompaniment, cello with a substantial piano counter-subject, cello with only light piano accompaniment, and counterpoint in which the two partners are equal. After the second group opens with rounded phrases for each instrument, a three-part invention involving both instruments ensues. The Germanic aspect of the movement becomes clear in Chopin's development of an integrated sonata form from a few related motives. Inversion and other transformations of motives from the first few measures occur even in the exposition. One of the cello's most important motives, a rising and falling half-step, comes not from the main theme but from prefatory material, and what seem like mere connective gestures evolve into parts of themes. It is not surprising that Chopin moves to the relative major (B flat), but what is striking is his path--a string of dominant-seventh harmonies--toward this goal. Throughout, Chopin diminishes the punctuating potential of his cadences by writing continuous melody over them, giving a sense of constant growth.
    Chopin creates relationships among the four movements of the sonata through melodic references. The primary cello motive of the first movement, a rising and falling half-step, opens the lush second movement, the folksy scherzo, and the tarantella finale--further evidence that Chopin was consciously experimenting with German compositional methods. The clear divisions between cello and piano in the second movement contrast with the more integrated use of the instruments in the first movement, while the finale sounds, at times, like Mendelssohn. The end result is a unique, un-Chopinesque work.
    The cello sonata is dedicated to Auguste Franchomme.

James Handaja
James Handaja

I heard the largo from Beethoven's first piano concerto, in the largo of this cello sonata...

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Victor Heredia
Victor Heredia

Esta música es magica

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Paranoid Android17
Paranoid Android17

So many pretentious comments here.

Vor Monat
Leon Gubbings
Leon Gubbings

cool

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Herr von Unwissen Herr von Unwissen
Herr von Unwissen Herr von Unwissen

One of the most moving pieces ever composed.

Vor Monat
brunftbert
brunftbert

Dear Frédéric! Write a piano sonata and call it piano sonata! But, please, please: Do not pretend a "cello sonata".

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Miller Philip
Miller Philip

Am subscribed to this channel from every device in the house🥰

Vor 3 Monate
Jonathan Chavez
Jonathan Chavez

The way the pianist keeps the chord at 12:06 sustained and then uses that resonance as a backdrop for the dolce passage afterwards is such an amazingly subtle detail that makes the sound so warm and full. Love this piece

Vor 3 Monate
xotwod25
xotwod25

Brilliant ears !

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Anonymous Chinchilla
Anonymous Chinchilla

I agree

Vor 4 Monate
이승준
이승준

15:07

Vor 4 Monate
Cloud
Cloud

Gosh⋯ 14:25 that D... it‘s the most tragic note I heard in any piece.

Vor 5 Monate
snowcarriage Cheng, Cheng-hung
snowcarriage Cheng, Cheng-hung

Thanks for uploading!

Vor 6 Monate
epicsam12345
epicsam12345

24:03 Chopin’s Canon in f minor put to use here

Vor 7 Monate
Aldo Ringo
Aldo Ringo

Chopins last concert in Paris.

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Pianist of Music
Pianist of Music

I was wondering what he played in that concert. Thank you, I didn’t know it was this!

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Scherzina productions
Scherzina productions

Too bad he didn't play the first movement! According to acquaintances, he did not play it because of it's controversy, people found it to to messy and dark if I recall correctly.

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A cHoPiN fAn
A cHoPiN fAn

Yes

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Jessica Kespohl
Jessica Kespohl

Beautiful! Chopin most likely influenced Rachmaninoff, I hear Rach's 1st sonata here.

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Niklas Kohnenmergen
Niklas Kohnenmergen

A very interesting video description, thank you for that!

Vor 8 Monate
조준희
조준희

Wowowowoo

Vor 8 Monate
Niklas Fischer
Niklas Fischer

Does anyone else hear reminiscences of the first movement of Chopin's 2nd piano sonata Op. 35 in the progressions 9:23 - and 14:13 -?

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지또지
지또지

17:03

Vor 9 Monate
하드힐러
하드힐러

이건 뭐 반주자도 쇼팽피아노소나타 기교를 요하네

Vor 9 Monate
The Three Nerdy Musketeers
The Three Nerdy Musketeers

more like a piano piece with some cello sneaked in there

Vor 10 Monate
Lokman Merican
Lokman Merican

@Kelvin Luk . Good example might be 10:10 - 10:25 part of transition from 1st mov exposition to development, where the piano has settled on B flat major and the cello daringly leads out of that key.

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Kelvin Luk
Kelvin Luk

the cello leads quite a lot.

Vor 4 Monate
RishiNandha Vanchi
RishiNandha Vanchi

@Scherzina productions YES

Vor 4 Monate
Lokman Merican
Lokman Merican

Actually there's plenty of cello in there. I once did play it in University; the second cellist, who did not know the music, upon sight reading the Scherzo, said the long melody in the middle section played on cello was "the most beautiful thing" she had ever heard. Unfortunately we had to stop after the brief run through as she did not want sight reading to "spoil" it for her in lieu of actually learning the piece. And for me, the first movement development where the cello and piano go off in opposite directions (11:00) with an augmented chord in there thrown in, is my take for the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard. This performance is excellent.

Vor 5 Monate
Quotenwagnerianer
Quotenwagnerianer

I think the dear Charles-Valentin was being tongue in cheek, because he himself is guilty of the exact same thing.

Vor 5 Monate
Jesse Kaiser
Jesse Kaiser

Pro tip: pianists appreciate it when you write important and active parts for them in collaborative works such as this. I love pieces like this where the two instruments swap the lead role and, at times, are equal. If one instrument takes the spotlight the whole time, it grows dull for me.

Vor 11 Monate
Richard Yu
Richard Yu

very informative commentary - thank you!

Vor 11 Monate
Carlo Cabz
Carlo Cabz

Has anyone heard Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto at 17:05?

Vor 11 Monate
J F
J F

And both in D major.

Vor 2 Monate
Steven Nababan
Steven Nababan

Hey, Chopin did first🤣

Vor 7 Monate
A cHoPiN fAn
A cHoPiN fAn

@unnamed boi yes we should

Vor 9 Monate
Scherzina productions
Scherzina productions

@unnamed boi *yes*

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unnamed boi
unnamed boi

@Scherzina productions can we copystrike tchaikovsky?

Vor 9 Monate
Luis Ricardo Palma de Jesús
Luis Ricardo Palma de Jesús

Amo su música.

Vor year
Curatica C
Curatica C

Thank you for the post, and for the very interesting associated comments!

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朱如玉
朱如玉

哇!好適合一邊禱告...

Vor year
Eric Dovigi
Eric Dovigi

anyone else here the "A Therese" sonata in the main theme of the first movement? kind of a reversed version

Vor year
Eric Dovigi
Eric Dovigi

@Nathan Gred yeah, after the slow intro

Vor 11 Monate
Nathan Gred
Nathan Gred

You mean B’s sonata in F sharp?

Vor 11 Monate
オリスタ2
オリスタ2

19:50

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J Salvation
J Salvation

17:00 PIANO Cantabile haha there‘s no difference to his forte two bars before. Great Job.

Vor year
Christian Vennemann
Christian Vennemann

17:03 I feel like I've heard this part in movies and TV shows.

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J F
J F

Omg I just love love this part!

Vor 10 Monate
Scherzina productions
Scherzina productions

@Layser H yeah that's what I meant

Vor 11 Monate
Layser H
Layser H

Lina Beskinn I hope you mean the Tchaikovsky is more populat

Vor 11 Monate
Scherzina productions
Scherzina productions

Maybe because the violin concerto by Tchaikovsky (that is way more famous than that) has a very, very similar melody, almost the same.

Vor 11 Monate
Tito B. Yotoko Jr.
Tito B. Yotoko Jr.

First time I heard this. I actually liked it very much but it sounded more like Brahms' composition rather than Chopin's.

Vor year
mAnu
mAnu

I hear a lot of Rachmaninov in the first mvt

Vor year
Christian Vennemann
Christian Vennemann

Really? That's interesting. To me, this definitely sounds a lot more like Chopin's style.

Vor year
Milton RR
Milton RR

Wooooo !

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S JM
S JM

It's all about the piano! Wonderful music ... but the piano part if sooooo difficult!

Vor year
Dre Sean
Dre Sean

The like to dislike ratio on this gives me hope in humanity

Vor year
Joel Castleton
Joel Castleton

Who was the editor of that score, meaning, who wrote in the section letters, and fingering for the piano part? The section letters are in different places than the earlier version I printed from imslp.org, and obviously the first edition didn't have any fingering at all in the piano part.

Vor year
Joel Castleton
Joel Castleton

Nevermind. I just realized that it says who the editor is at the beginning on the cover of the piece, right next to Chopin's profile. The editor is M. Balakirev.

Vor year
JeSuisToTo LeHeros
JeSuisToTo LeHeros

Magnifique

Vor 2 years
C K
C K

thanks for the description

Vor 2 years
MInjun Cho
MInjun Cho

29:07

Vor 2 years
Hannes Heinz
Hannes Heinz

Many thanks for providing these fantastic video!

Vor 2 years
Leandro Kyrkiris
Leandro Kyrkiris

Good luck finding a pianist who's willing to run such a marathon :D

Vor 2 years
Ryder McCormack
Ryder McCormack

A 10-year-old did this at my school

Vor 16 Tage
Organic Music
Organic Music

@dyl boi oof

Vor 2 Monate
Alejandro M.
Alejandro M.

@Joe K As a composer, you have much more knowledge in your main instrument, and you know how the fingers work on it, in difference to for example, the cello. You composer harder stuff for the instruments you know, since you don't need to ask for a performer to revise if the fingering and the double stops. Is complicated to compose for something you can't play, and Chopin wasn't the brightest in terms of orchestration either, so is expected to be a sonata for piano AND cello rather than sonata for cello lmao.

Vor 3 Monate
Joe K
Joe K

@dyl boi This is generally true about accompaniment by piano. This piano is usually more difficult than the main instrument. Beethoven, Rach, etc. Maybe because they were pianists and expected more from them. who knows

Vor 8 Monate
dyl boi
dyl boi

I played the Rachmaninov my Freshman year of college and my pianist hated me. When i gave it to her she looked at me and said “seriously”

Vor 11 Monate
JStar98
JStar98

I don't think the recording is well-balanced. I tried hard to listen to the piano by increasing volume etc. but still only the cello is audible. Too bad...

Vor 2 years
mAnu
mAnu

@Nathan no it's a sonata for "piano and Cello", they're equal in it

Vor year
mAnu
mAnu

Argerich/Rostropovich recording is better balanced imo

Vor year
Nathan
Nathan

the cello is supposed to be the main part

Vor year
mydogskips2
mydogskips2

Chopin's Trio in G minor opus 8 is much better in my opinion, one of his best works.

Vor 2 years
Egg MCMUFFIN
Egg MCMUFFIN

This is one of those Chopin works you really have to digest and understand to really acknowledge the shear beauty Chopin placed into this intertwinning piece. “This is more like a Piano Sonata with the Cello backing the Piano”. Though i would agree, i would have to say its because the cello and the piano are not properly voiced together. The cello overpowers where the piano needs be, and vice a versa... this should be a piece where two people are communicating at all time! Just like a conversation... a language... that we have yet to understand

Vor 2 years
Brian Bixler
Brian Bixler

So Very Beautiful!!!! Now, Musicians , a few thoughts....I agree concerning this inspiring Brahms to write for this type of pairing of instruments (+ violin). I hear Schumann around some of these phrases. Also Beethoven. For I think the Piano sometimes is sounding as a type of orchestral Nachtmusik acompani to the lovely female contralto voice ( cello ) that Chopin loved. After all, He went to the Theatre quite often, excited to hear the finest female voices of his day, along with the newest operatic compositions, premiere and fresh from the hearts and minds of the Great Pantheon of past (sadly) Musicians and Composers.

Vor year
Oceane Taneus-Miller
Oceane Taneus-Miller

Very, very true! Speaking as a musician myself

Vor 2 years
rain3906
rain3906

I think if Chopin lived longer, he would've written for a lot more instruments just as Liszt did in his later years and expanded his style a lot more like this piece, it has so many new elements.

Vor 2 years
G M
G M

@ Eduardo Rabelo lol. Your mind is indeed western yet your name isn'r." Liszt is more important because he wrote for more instruments and more orchestral work", is indeed the kind of fallscious thinking that most westerners are used to. However, it just can't be taken seriously by any serious music or art lover. Chopin was just way better a composer than liszt, and that's true. Chopin did not wantbto focus on symphonies, nor concerti, that was obviously his personal choice. As by his early works before he left Poland, it is clear that he was more than capabable. Some people think less of Chopin because of that. They think Symphonies and concerti are more high class than solo instrumental music. That' kind of thinking is deeply rooted in western thinking and ideology.. when you meet that kind of person, you know immediately how and what he thinks about everything, because he doesn't really think for himself, but rather what the aristocracy has told him to. Again, if you can't stand that Chopin didn't write symphonies or orchestral work, except 5 or 6 pieces, then you should go back to idealizing your precious Mozart,Beethoven and Bach. People say Beethoven was the first romantic, the first great composer to write outside of the norm and truly individualistic.

Vor 29 Tage
Haoming Li
Haoming Li

@rain3906 without Liszt, it is also going to be extremely boring. How to live without Sonata in B minor, the Dante Sonata, Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, Two Legends, Mephisto Waltzes, and more?

Vor Monat
Frédéric Chopin
Frédéric Chopin

i also hope so :(

Vor 2 Monate
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter

@Eduardo Rabelo wrong. It doesn't matter for how many different instruments etc. one wrote...what matters is just the quality of the works. Who puts Liszt over Chopin here doesn't understand classical music.

Vor 3 Monate
Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter

Totally wrong, he wouldn't. The piano was his world

Vor 3 Monate
Jaehan Lim
Jaehan Lim

2. Theme is sooooo beautiful...

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Margo Wiersema-Nicolaï
Margo Wiersema-Nicolaï

27-8-2018.

Vor 2 years
Margo Wiersema-Nicolaï
Margo Wiersema-Nicolaï

26-8-2018.

Vor 2 years
willie2639
willie2639

I Love this Work of Art--Excellent Performance--Bravo!!

Vor 2 years
Henri Roy
Henri Roy

Piano sonata with an little accompaniment for cello

Vor 2 years
WilliamOccamensis
WilliamOccamensis

@SagaciousScallop could be a result of microphone placement, though that should be fixable in post-production

Vor 6 Monate
Scherzina productions
Scherzina productions

Are you sure? There are lots of parts where the cello is an accompaniment, especially in the last mvt.

Vor 11 Monate
Emil Haugen
Emil Haugen

well, as the piano is clearly the superior instrument, I see no problem here.

Vor year
Willy J
Willy J

Chopin loved the piano so much, even his cello sonatas are for piano.

Vor year
Giorgio Garofalo
Giorgio Garofalo

Really not

Vor year
Mari Christian
Mari Christian

Perhaps the closest I've heard to Brahms two cello concerti. Very fine performances.

Vor 3 years
Dávid Rehák
Dávid Rehák

Fréderic Chopin:g-moll Gordonkaszonáta Op.65 1.Allegro moderato 00:05 2.Scherzo:Allegro con brio 15:07 3.Largo 19:48 4.Finálé:Allegro 24:01 Truls Mørk-gordonka Kathryn Stott-zongora

Vor 3 years
J F
J F

So 1st mvt is as long as the total of the other 3

Vor 11 Monate
Emma
Emma

Thank you!

Vor year
Dávid Rehák
Dávid Rehák

Köszönöm az értékelést

Vor 2 years
Víctor CS
Víctor CS

Piano sonata with cello accompainment

Vor 3 years
吳紹謙
吳紹謙

The style is very similar to Brahms.

Vor 3 years
Gabriel Souza
Gabriel Souza

Bhams is similar this

Vor 6 Monate
Adria Torras
Adria Torras

olla-vogala, you are the best

Vor 3 years
Emily Arciniega
Emily Arciniega

Why is everyone talking about Vivaldi when chopin wrote it?

Vor 3 years
federico saviano
federico saviano

Emily Arciniega i haven’t seen a single comment talking about Vivaldi. Did you take any acids by chance?

Vor year
Wolfy O'Hare
Wolfy O'Hare

Elegant, heartfelt, musical poetry. Chopin's taste and melodic fluency are finely blended with musical experiment and late inventiveness.

Vor 3 years
Robert Cohn
Robert Cohn

An exciting and gorgeous performance!

Vor 4 years
Dihydrogen Monoxide
Dihydrogen Monoxide

I wish I could actually understand all of the music theory behind this cello sonata. It would be nice to see how Chopin did all of his composing so that I could come up with my own compositions but I guess I will have to learn the hard way and take a music composition class..

Vor 4 years
Eorzat
Eorzat

WilliamOccamensis It’s actually cyclic.

Vor 6 Monate
WilliamOccamensis
WilliamOccamensis

@Eorzat music theory is distilled from compositional practice, not the other way around.

Vor 6 Monate
Douwe Ziel
Douwe Ziel

@Zack Wyvern Ravel disagrees.

Vor year
Zack Wyvern
Zack Wyvern

Theory is for explaining musical ideas that you feel naturally. You can use theory to organize and categorize musical ideas, just as objective analysis of film or art is used to analyze why the natural ideas of the works worked so well. It is more important that you feel music come from you than for you to know how to categorize it.

Vor 2 years
Eorzat
Eorzat

I think you should understand that music theory =/= composition. I could write a very detailed discourse on all the theory present in this sonata, but it doesn't mean that I could write like Chopin. Essentially, music theory is just the foundation that leads to composition. You still need to find your "voice."

Vor 3 years
AdamProduction
AdamProduction

The piece is 11 years ahead maybe 20. Very melancholic, and beautiful

Vor 4 years
Louis Winterberg
Louis Winterberg

Why 22 Februar or 1 March? :o Thought it was the first march...

Vor 4 years
Louis Winterberg
Louis Winterberg

oh... thank you :)

Vor 4 years
olla-vogala
olla-vogala

First alinea http://www.chopin.pl/biography_chopin.en.html

Vor 4 years
Akam T
Akam T

This is the greatest Cello sonata ever composed.

Vor 4 years
mAnu
mAnu

@Noah do you also use David C F Wright quotes to criticize Chopin ? I won't be surprised if you did

Vor year
intelligent genius
intelligent genius

@Sam Jellington yeah that was unnecessary to word out a number

Vor 2 years
rick
rick

Says u bich

Vor 2 years
Louis Filliger
Louis Filliger

yeah but Rachmaninoff has the benefit of hearing this first

Vor 3 years
gucker07
gucker07

Lol, nope.

Vor 3 years
Harry Andruschak
Harry Andruschak

Like" on 25 December 2016, and will be going to bed as soon as this is over. A perfect way to end the day.

Vor 4 years
Joaquín D'Alessio
Joaquín D'Alessio

I absolutely love Chopin's Music. He's my favourite composer by far. However, his chamber music doesn't make a sense for me.

Vor 4 years
jack roark
jack roark

Pick a piece and listen to it 2 - 3 times a day, every couple days or so, and then as you become more and more familiar with it, something amazing will happen. You'll be so into it you'll be banging your head and waiving your arms around like a conductor on crack.

Vor 2 years
Лобынцев Денис
Лобынцев Денис

It sounds like a comedy, especially the 4th movement

Vor 4 years
mAnu
mAnu

But even Chopin's scherzi sound serious

Vor year
Ashish Thomas
Ashish Thomas

maybe it's a scherzo disguised as a sonata

Vor 3 years
Gustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler

I beg your pardon? Why makes you say so?? I'm curious.

Vor 4 years
北川恵
北川恵

働き方の改革しないと若者が可哀相です。政府は個人の所得税ばかり徴収して組織で利益を追求してる会社の法人税を安くして国民を苦しめている

Vor 4 years
ROMUALDO MATEOS RAMOS
ROMUALDO MATEOS RAMOS

Pues sí,tras los dos primeros movimientos en que cello y piano se disputan la primacía,en el tercer movimiento.el Largo,ambos se compenetran para fundirse en total armonía en el Allegro final.

Vor 4 years
Chelovyek
Chelovyek

Great video. One observation: Is this a "cello sonata" or a sonata for piano and cello, with the piano being the dominant instrument, as the title page itself indicates? In any case, thanks!

Vor 4 years
olla-vogala
olla-vogala

Chopin composed it in such a way that the cello and piano are equals in the sonata. You can read a little about it in the description under the video.

Vor 4 years
Jack Housman
Jack Housman

Bet this beautiful work would be fine on the viola.

Vor 4 years
mAnu
mAnu

@Henri Roy are you a twoset fan?

Vor year
Henri Roy
Henri Roy

Zack Wyvern ok mum

Vor 2 years
Zack Wyvern
Zack Wyvern

I don't see a problem with that. Music is for everyone to share. It's not some competition on which instrument receives a larger repertoire. Henri, you are very childish to have said such a thing!

Vor 2 years
Henri Roy
Henri Roy

The viola have no piece so they just steal other piece for other instruments

Vor 2 years
B Mort
B Mort

Well, the Arpeggione Sonata has been arranged for viola. I suppose it might work with viola, but with a few octave shifts in the score.

Vor 4 years
Ethan
Ethan

your commentary is very incorrect. if you were more steeped in the late music of chopin you would realise that this is part of his 'late' style which also made itself known in other late works of his like the polonaise fantasie. So to say it is 'un-Chopinesque' is very incorrect as it is the product of his entire compositional arc. don't write uninformed commentary as it gives a generation of listeners the wrong information

Vor 4 years
mAnu
mAnu

Everyone talking about how this sounds like Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schubert, but does anyone else think this sounds a bit like Rachmaninoff? Especially in the first movement

Vor year
notourc
notourc

>You are very incorrect because my opinion is different than yours, which means I am superior because you are """"uninformed""" Fucking lmao, probably the same guy who wonders why people don't like listening to classical anymore.

Vor 2 years
Viktor Glombik
Viktor Glombik

Its just copied and pasted from here: https://www.allmusic.com/composition/sonata-for-cello-piano-in-g-minor-op-65-ct-204-mc0002658127

Vor 2 years
Hansjuergen Kohlhaas
Hansjuergen Kohlhaas

This seems to be a rather academic debate, I am right now into the 2nd and 3rd movements and are sometimes reminded of Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte or some Schubertian phrases. Since Chopin lived with that repertoire of his day it would surprise me if he wasn't influenced and inspired by such for his own composing style without sacrificing his own creativity.

Vor 2 years
Matthew Adrian
Matthew Adrian

Since I can't describe the exact points and details of the piece on which why it differs from Polonaise-Fantaisie (I don't know much about music theory, though I know about counterpoint and I agree the sonata is pretty contrapuntal just like Polonaise-Fantaisie and his Fourth Ballade, and the sonata also contain cadenzas and fioritura-esque passages), I'll give ya this. I can't really word it properly, but the piece does feel different than his Nocturnes or other pieces. Even though basically, in essence; it's still Chopin, it doesn't feel much like Chopin. It's a bit Schubertian and a bit of Mendelssohn-like (like the video description said).

Vor 4 years
alec petrossian
alec petrossian

Beautiful music forever.

Vor 4 years
Paul Jo
Paul Jo

This IS more like 'piano' sonata lol. It's funny that piano player need great technique (like most of chopin's piano etudes, etc.) but cello simply leads the melody through entire piece. But still a great and beautiful piece +I’ve played this piece for both piano and cello; it’s just my opinion that piano part is more difficult to play in terms of technique.

Vor 4 years
Paul Jo
Paul Jo

Classified You definitely didn’t get my original comment. I played this piece for both cello and piano part so I have a very good understanding of it. I was talking about it in terms of pure difficulty, I didn’t say the cello part is any easy. Don’t be so offended and just practice more.

Vor 6 Monate
Sea Rasp
Sea Rasp

Classified I am a cellist myself and I have to say that although this sonata definitely is far from easy to play for the cello it does seem like the piano part is significantly more difficult to play, at least technically. I mean it is Chopin after all...

Vor 7 Monate
SagaciousScallop
SagaciousScallop

Vindictus EmeraldMage Yeah, I was annoyed, so I may have come off as dismissive in regard to piano, but that wasn’t my intention at all. I’m perfectly aware of how difficult it is to play piano well, but a lot of people who know nothing about cello technique see this cello sonata and see that the piano part has more notes and come to the conclusion that the cello part is easy. That’s incredibly annoying. I agree with most of your comment: piano is a lot of hard work too and the truly talented pianists can really blow me away, but the two staffs argument doesn’t make sense, because almost all pianist practice hands individually and then put the two parts together (unless the piece is relatively easy). I’m mainly a cellist, but I have played piano for 4 years, so I would never say that piano is simple. It just really annoys me when people who know nothing about music think: a lot of black dots with stems = difficult. Cello is a much more frustrating instrument

Vor 11 Monate
Zavendea
Zavendea

Vindictus EmeraldMage I’ve always found it silly when people debate on what instrument is easiest or hardest. Every instrument has its own challenges, and pieces exist at every level of difficulty for every instrument. There are Piatti and Popper for cellists like there are Chopin and Liszt for pianists and Paganini and Ysaye for violinists.

Vor year
Vindictus EmeraldMage
Vindictus EmeraldMage

As someone who has learned both piano and cello, I can easily say they are both the same amount of difficult, but in completely different ways. As you said, as long as the piano is tuned, whatever key you press will always play an in tune note BUT it will never sound the same every time. The speed, pressure, and yes, even the place you hit the key matters. And since the piano can easily play many notes at once, you have to think about every finger. Just like playing the past 5th position on the cello, the slightest difference makes an entirely different sound. At face value, the piano looks really easy, but the technique that it requires is immense. Every finger on the piano needs to do the job of both hands on a cello with the slight handicap of always being in tune (as long as you don't mess up and hit the wrong key). Here's an example of just how difficult it is to play a piano. Slurs. It is literally impossible to play a slur on a piano because every key has an attack, while a slur indicates that the group of notes must have only one attack (on the first note). Easy on a cello, just don't change bow direction. Slurs still exist in piano pieces though, so pianists have to make it work. To slur on a piano you have to make sure the previous note is still playing while you play the next note at the perfect volume so the attack is barely noticeable but the note isn't so quiet that you can only barely hear the next note. Not to mention if that second note is too quiet, the third note will have to be even quieter and everything just falls apart at that moment. A lot to think about for such a single curved line right? And the piano's polyphonic. Chord slurs? Nightmare. Multiple voice slurs? Death. Sure the piano is easy to start with, because you can't be out of tune, but it very quickly gets difficult. A beginner pianist will stick out like a sore thumb because they don't have the technique. A professional sticks out by figuratively ripping your heart out with how engaging they are. Halfway between is impressive, but it won't feel as great. A beginner cellist will stick out because they can't play in tune and a professional sticks out because of all the flare they put on their playing. I'm not saying that it's not engaging, but you can totally get away with taking the flare out, and it'll still sound amazing. TLDR Every instrument has a million hidden layers of difficulty. Non fretted strings are more difficult than just playing in tune, and keyed instruments are so much more than simply pressing the right key. That's why the best musicians only play one instrument. None of them are easy, all of them take insane amounts of time.

Vor year
Evodem10
Evodem10

The 3rd movement is my favourite

Vor 4 years
Jean-Michel DISTEL
Jean-Michel DISTEL

magnifique !

Vor 4 years
MrGer2295
MrGer2295

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Vor 4 years
TheBrokenFenix
TheBrokenFenix

Thank you very much for this great record and the notes in the video. This help me studying this sonata on a different level.

Vor 4 years
Seth Gordon
Seth Gordon

Brahms seems to have been really inspired by this when he wrote his cello sonata no. 1!

Vor 4 years
Daniel Feygin
Daniel Feygin

And Rachmaninoff

Vor year
Алена Пинчукова
Алена Пинчукова

а ещё у меня дочка 4 годика, уснула под одну из ВАШИХ мелодий.

Vor 5 years
olla-vogala
olla-vogala

+Алена Пинчукова :) :) Spasiba Alena!

Vor 5 years
Алена Пинчукова
Алена Пинчукова

СПАСИБО за прекрасные минуты, что я провела у телефона, наслаждаясь классикой! Красивая музыка, отличное звучание... Успокаивает нервы в три пятнадцать... теперь если что... Я знаю какой мне принять успокоительный релакс... ЕЩЁ РАЗ БЛАГОДАРЮ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vor 5 years
olla-vogala
olla-vogala

+Алена Пинчукова Nje za shto :)

Vor 5 years
RACHID_ABDERAHMANE BAGHDALI
RACHID_ABDERAHMANE BAGHDALI

This is the first time that i hear this sonata, it's so elegant and powerful, it's such a great performance !!!

Vor 5 years
Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez

This is my first listen also, I’m a couple mins in and it’s really good. I hope you’re a cellist too :)

Vor year
Jeffrey Chan
Jeffrey Chan

You should check out the recording of this piece by Rostropovich and Argerich!!!

Vor 4 years
Jack Housman
Jack Housman

His piano trio is very fine, too. And his Grande Duo Concertante for cello and piano.

Vor 4 years
olla-vogala
olla-vogala

+RACHID_ABDERAHMANE Baghdali I'm glad you enjoy it! :)

Vor 5 years
Kim chan
Kim chan

Supreme of Chopin! This is a great performance.(^^♪

Vor 5 years
Guillaume MHK
Guillaume MHK

+Kim chan best version on yt imo

Vor 5 years

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