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Chopin famously wrote for little other than the piano, yet within his oeuvre is a handful of pieces for cello and piano that includes the Cello Sonata, Op 65, a substantial work that gained posthumous recognition. The relative prominence of the cello has been attributed to his friend Auguste Franchomme. In this lecture-recital doctoral student Job ter Haar and Honorary Research Fellow Dr Olivia Sham explore this partnership. The session concludes with a performance of the sonata using a piano by Pleyel, Chopin’s favoured piano maker.