The Franchomme Project: Newly discovered works by Auguste Franchomme comes out September 11, and cellist Louise Dubin is celebrating the release with a concert and lecture-recital!
CD Release Concert
John Street Church
September 19, 2015 — 7:30pm
The four cellists on the new Franchomme Project recording – Louise Dubin, Julie Bruskin, Kathy Cherbas, and Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir – join forces in this concert of Franchomme’s rarely heard music for cello duo and cello quartets. Among the highlights: 4 of Franchomme’s soulful nocturnes for celloduo, and three cello quartets that Louise Dubin transcribed from Franchomme’s unpublished manuscripts. They’ll be playing in the resonant landmark John Street Church, completed in 1841, a year when both Franchomme and Chopin were at the peak of their composing and performing powers.
Lecture – Recitals Series
Trinity Wall Street: St. Paul’s Chapel
Louise Dubin presents a lecture-recital featuring some of Franchomme’s best music for cello and piano, which she’ll be playing with illustrious pianist Hélène Jeanney (also featured on the album). Louise Dubin will also share some juicy stories she’s unearthed in her four years of research about these pieces. Admission is free with a reception to follow.
The Franchomme Project
This long-overdue tribute to the French Romantic-era virtuoso cellist and composer August Franchomme brings to light many of his long-neglected original compositions and arrangements for cello(s), most of which have remained unpublished and unheard for well over a century. This release thus fills a longstanding gap in the annals of music history, revealing fresh perspectives on an important and influential figure of his day whose significant role has long been underappreciated.