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This review is from: Chopin: Sonata; Polonaise / Schumann: Adagio and Allegro (Audio CD)
Chopin's cello sonata is an intriguing piece. Written at the end of the composer's short life, it displays a complete mastery of both the form and the character of the cello, despite Chopin having written almost exclusively for piano since his student days. The sonata has a sunset feel to it, and could easily become sentimental in less accomplished hands. But Argerich and Rostropovitch never let proceedings become maudlin, leaving the listener with a lingering wistfulness.
The shorter Chopin piece and the Schuman are generous makeweights and worth listening to, but don't let them distract you from the ethereal beauty on offer in the sonata.