It’s time for a little metal with your Friday cello. Apocalyptica is a Helsinki-based/classically-trained quartet who combine heavy metal, rock, and other styles into a distinctly unique genre. Their cover of Metallica’s Fade to Black was on heavy rotation when I was but a wee high school cellist.
One of the myriad great things about the Bach Unaccompanied Suites is that they are never the same twice (even when played by the same cellist; see Yo-Yo Ma’s 1983 vs. 1997 recordings as prime examples). We all have our most favorite/most reviled interpretations, but everyone has something to contribute nonetheless. The fact that Zuill Bailey plays on […]
Yo-Yo Ma. Chris Thile. Edgar Meyer. Stuart Duncan. You can’t go wrong.
A little quartet goodness for your Monday.
Congratulations to Tristan on his acceptance to the Amadeus International School in Vienna, Austria! Tristan and his family will be living in Vienna for a year while he attends the school. He will also be auditioning for a place in the music program at the Amadeus Vienna Academy. Tristan showed me this performance of Academy […]
I saw this new film about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silkroad Ensemble a few weeks ago, and found it extremely inspiring. Check it out!
Take equal parts kora and cello, mix them together, enjoy.