Music for Cello & Piano
Schumann: Five Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102 (16:37)
Gautier Capuçon, cello; Frank Braley, piano
This disc pays tribute to Mstislav Rostropovich and Benjamin Britten, who together recorded all four of the works on the program: Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata, Debussy’s Cello Sonata, Schumann’s ‘Five Pieces in Folk Style’ and Britten’s own Cello Sonata, which received its first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1961, two years after composer and cellist had first met. Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley frequently collaborate and have received critical acclaim for their musical partnership.