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HAPPENED TODAY - On November 12, 1944, the conductor and composer Edgar Stillman Kelley died in Oxford (Ohio)

Reading advice

04/11/2019

Adele Tariel, Aria per violoncello/Un air de violoncelle

“Berlin, 1988. Playing in the attic I discovered a cello that belonged to my grandmother. Since I was allowed to take him in my arms, we never left each other”

30/03/2019

Rino Maione, Il Concerto per violoncello e orchestra

“The choice of works was made on the basis of two criteria: one that takes note of the exceptional intrinsic value of some of them, the other that looks at the accentuated evolutionary process”.

23/03/2019

Roberto Soldatini, La musica del mare

“Before dinner, it was a concert with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Suite 1 for cello solo, the “Wave Suite”, which more than any other makes me think of the sea.”

04/03/2019

Steven Galloway, The Cellist of Sarajevo

“It screamed downward, splitting air and sky without effort. A target expanded in size brought into focus by time and velocity”

15/12/2018

Robert Schumann, Advice to Young Musicians – Revisited by Steven Isserlis

“From a pound of iron, which costs virtually nothing, a thousand watch-springs can be made, which are worth a fortune. That pound, which you have received from the Lord use it faithfully.”

07/09/2018

Marc D. Moscovitz, R. Larry Todd, Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World

“So what was Beethoven’s relationship to the cello? Though not a cellist himself, he spent a portion of his formative musical years as a violinist in the court orchestra of Bonn.”

24/06/2018

Gabriele Rinaldi, The Botany of Music

“What would music be if there were no magnificent woods that, thanks to the violin makers’ skill, tame the noise, the vibrations, the frictions, the beats and make the sounds?”

30/05/2018

GIOVANNI LUCCHI, Nell’arco di una vita

“A violin maker can make the most beautiful violin in the world and a bowmaker the finest bow, but if by chance wood is not exactly as it should be, the whole work is unusable…”

23/05/2018

Wolf Wondratschek, Mara

“I want to tell you a story, my story, if I may the story of a cello. Because this is what I am, a cello. May I introduce myself? My surname is Stradivarius”