The Intersection of Homage and Originality Max Reger’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Dr. Peter Swanson

The Intersection of Homage and Originality: Max Reger’s Suites for Unaccompanied Cello

In this series we have been exploring the cello music of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916). The four previous articles walked through the four sonatas that spanned his career. Most cellists, however, know Reger through his set of solo suites written in 1914–15, with new recordings appearing each year. Not

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Anna Maria Manalo Pieces of Mind Part 2 for cello piano violin and glockenspiel

NYWC May 2024 Spotlight: Anna Maria Manalo

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). This month, we present a piece by Anna Maria Manalo. Bio (adapted from the composer’s website): Anna Maria Manalo is a versatile musician who combines chamber music with science, offering listeners new ways to hear the

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May 2024 Curator's Corner

Curator’s Corner: May 2024

May at the Cello Museum What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here. May is here, bringing with it exciting plans at the Cello Museum. Continue reading for a preview of what we’re planning this month. Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024 There’s still time to register to join

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April 2024 Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica – April 2024

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by  Asian composers? Look no further.  This month, I’m sending you the second installment in my new series of postcards on unaccompanied works for cello by Asian composers. You can find my previous postcards in the series here. I created my online “just-the-facts-ma’am”-style digital

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Slip Sliding Away, or Those Bothersome Pegs

Slip Sliding Away, or Those Bothersome Pegs

Have you ever experienced a change in your cello pegs with the change in seasons? Andrew Bellis explains why. Pegs can be such trouble, can’t they? It is, of course, “old technology” going back hundreds of years, but cello pegs are surprisingly next to impossible to improve on. Choice of

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April 2024 NYWC Spotlight Elizabeth Bell

NYWC April 2024 Spotlight: Elizabeth Bell

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). This month, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of NYWC, we present a piece by the organization’s co-founder and special angel, Elizabeth Bell (1928–2016). Bio (from the American Composers Alliance website): Elizabeth Bell was born in 1928;

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Cello April

Curator’s Corner: April 2024

April at the Cello Museum What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here. April is here, bringing with it the second quarter of 2024 and exciting plans at the Cello Museum, including our first cello festival – the Bethany Beach Cellofest 2024. Continue reading for a preview

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Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica – March 2024

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by  Asian composers? Look no further.  This month, I’m sending you the first installment in my new series of postcards on unaccompanied works for cello by Asian composers. You can find my previous postcards here. I created my online “just-the-facts-ma’am”-style digital postcards to introduce

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Gill Ukraine Update

Bridging Connections through Ukrainian Cello Music

As we mark the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine, Gill Tennant shares the story of how she came to arrange Ukrainian folk and Christmas songs for cellos—a poignant journey of music and solidarity. Gill Tennant and Her Connection with Ukraine In February 2022, as conflict enveloped Ukraine, Gill

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NYWC Spotlight March 2024

NYWC March 2024 Spotlight: Nika Leoni

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Nika Leoni. Bio (extracted from Nika Leoni’s website): Nika Leoni, a renowned Russian-American composer and soprano, is acclaimed for her ability to extract profound musical expression from dramatic contexts. Her versatile compositions

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