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      March 24, 2013

      Chopin: Introduction & Polonaise brillante in C major, Op 3 (9:05)

      Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello; Robert Koenig, piano

      Even though most of Chopin’s masterpieces reside in the solo piano repertoire, he did leave behind a few works for the cello. Sara Sant’Ambrogio and Robert Koening collaborate on Chopin’s only Cello Sonata and his early Polonaise brillante. They have also discovered arrangements of some of the watzes and nocturnes by the French cellist Auguste Franchomme, who forged a close friendship with Chopin.

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      Sara Sant'Ambrogio: The Chopin Collection, 4.6 out of 5 based on 16 ratings

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      • Dominique Huntington

        The Chopin Collection with Sara Sant’Ambrogio and Robert Koenig is simply the most romantic recording I have heard all year! I especially love the transcriptions. Hearing those luscious melodies in the soulful voice of the cello brings out the heartache and humanity of Chopin’s music. The Glazunov arrangement of the Étude on the first track really shows why that Étude is sometimes called “the cello étude.” It sounds like it was written for the cello! The 2 artists play so well together it sounds like one person to me. Totally recommend this recording!

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