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Listen: Sol Gabetta plays Beethoven and Chopin

Together with French pianist Bertrand Chamayou, Argentine megastar Sol Gabetta presents a program full of variations in Bonn's Beethoven Hall with music set to melodies from operas.

The cello-playing star can be heard here for a limited time in an evening of chamber music titled "From Men in Love to Robert the Devil." "Men in Love" is a reference to the work in which Beethoven wrote musical variations on a theme from Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Chopin did the same with a theme from Meyerbeer's "Robert the Devil."

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Seven variations in E-Flat Major for cello and piano on the duet "In Men Who Feel in Love" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute," WoO 46

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata No. 3 in A Major for cello and piano, op. 69

Frédéric Chopin:
Sonata in G Minor for cello and piano, op. 65

Frédéric Chopin:
Grand duo concertant in E Major for cello and piano on themes from "Robert le diable"

Frédéric Chopin:
Etude in C-sharp Minor, adapted for cello and piano by Alexander Glazunov (encore)

Dmitry Shostakovich:
Scherzo from the Sonata for cello and piano (encore)

with Sol Gabetta, cello

Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Recorded by DeutschlandRadio Köln (DLR) in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 9, 2015

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