outside listening: weilerstein + golijov

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Oswaldo Golijov’s incredibly rich compositions are a perfect match for Alisa Weilerstein’s relationship to the cello. From a pedagogy perspective, Alisa has reached a point in her artistry that transcends traditional ideas of “ideal” technique. I find it fascinating when tone quality, intonation, and musicality are no longer intimately connected to the exact shape of the bow hold or the placement of the left hand, and yet are still strong and fully formed.