Written in 1846, Chopin’s Cello Sonata is one of only nine compositions for instruments other than the piano. He dedicated the work to Auguste Franchomme - a French cellist who enjoyed close friendships with not only Chopin, but also Felix Mendelssohn, and was a member of the Alard Trio with violinist Jean-Delphin Alard and pianist Charles Hallé.

Here is a performance video of cellist Anne Gastinel and pianist Claire Désert performing the third movement of the sonata, Largo. This features in their recent release of works by Chopin, reviewed in our November 2021 issue.

Read: Anne Gastinel: Chopin

Read: Masterclass: Alisa Weilerstein on Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G minor op.65