Sol Gabetta cello
Bertrand Chamayou piano
Longstanding perfect harmony.
Sol Gabetta, Bertrand Chamayou © Marco_Borggreve
Britten Sonata for cello and piano op. 65
Brahms Sonata for cello and piano No. 2 op. 99
This very close duo is in sparkling form. Sol Gabetta’s cello playing brims with energy and is in perfect harmony with the masterly piano of Bertrand Chamayou. In concert after concert, they revisit the repertoire with enthusiasm and boldness, and are not averse to taking risks at all times. Britten’s Sonata, with its five short movements, is particularly elegant. It was created by Rostropovich and the composer in 1961, and is a rare work of great interest. Brahms’s Sonata No. 2 – an imposing work whose appeal lies in its warm lyricism – was composed on the banks of Lake Thun, which was conducive to inspiration.
As performers, Gabetta and Chamayou rise to the challenges of these two demanding scores.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées