Master Class with Denis Zhdanov (I/IV)
Schubert's Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 "Arpeggione" - First Movement
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Denis Zhdanov — Teacher, cellist
Dmitry Silvian — Cellist
Robert Umansky — Pianist
Award-winning Siberian cellist Denis Zhdanov works with Dmitry Silvian on the first movement of Schubert's Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 "Arpeggione" in a master class at the Villa Sandra Lesa.
Schubert composed the Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 for his friend Vincenz Schuster, a virtuoso on the arpeggione, a six-stringed, fretted instrument tuned like a guitar but bowed like a cello that had been invented in the early 1820s. While the instrument soon passed out of fashion, Schubert's sonata was quickly transcribed for cello, becoming part of cellists' standard repertoire.