Edgar Moreau & David Kadouch
The complicity of David Kadouch and Edgar Moreau reaches new heights in this programme dedicated to one of Beethoven’s most exquisite scores, as well as to the passion that Chopin ascribed, throughout his life, to the "voice" of the cello.
A far cry from the revolutionary and tempestuous Beethoven, the Sonata n° 3 for cello and piano charms with its Apollonian serenity and equilibrium. The pleasant dialogue of the first movement gives way to the syncopation of the Scherzo, the lyricism of the Adagio, and the light-hearted joy of the Finale, a symbol itself of shared music.
Composer-pianist par excellence, Chopin was fascinated by the cello’s tone, warmth and vocal qualities. He dedicated his Sonata op. 65 to the virtuoso Auguste Franchomme. Its extremely dense first movement is as long as the three others combined! Full of verve, the Scherzo adopts a "diabolical" vivacity that calls to mind Mendelssohn, then comes the brief but poignant Adagio, in the style of a Nocturne, and the final Rondo, with its chromatics so typical of late Chopin. More precocious and compact is the Introduction and Polonaise brillante (op. 3), in which the young composer, after the restrained anticipation of its opening, gives free reign to the heroic-epic strain, infused by the spirit of Slavic dance, that would form such an integral part of his art.
Cello Edgar Moreau
Piano David Kadouch
Photo © Thomas Nowak
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for cello and piano n° 3
Sonata for cello and piano
Introduction and Polonaise brillante