Max Reger Cello Sonata No 2 Op 28

A Perfect Starting Point: Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 2, Op. 28

This series explores the cello works of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916), which comprise four large-scale sonatas written across his career, and a set of solo suites written in 1914. The first installment introduced Reger as a composer and his cello sonata in F minor Op. 5, written in 1892.

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The Bow - Part Five English Bow Making (Almost) Passes Away by Andrew Bellis

The Bow – Part Five: English Bow Making (Almost) Passes Away

Previously in our bow series . . . This article follows on from Parts Three and Four about the evolution of English bow making – read those first, please! In Part Three, about the original company W. E. Hill & Sons (“Hills”)*, I mentioned an extraordinarily talented workman who moved

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NYWC Spotlight June 2022 Faye-Ellen Silverman Translations for violin and cello

NYWC Spotlight: Faye-Ellen Silverman

– We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Faye-Ellen Silverman. Bio and other notes from Faye-Ellen: “Faye-Ellen Silverman began studying at the Dalcroze School of Music shortly before her fourth birthday. At age 13 she won the Parents’ League Composition

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June 2022 Curator's Corner

Curator’s Corner: June 2022

June at the Cello Museum – What’s happening this month at the Cello Museum? Find out here. Thank you for joining us at the Cello Museum. It’s June, and we’ve got a very busy month ahead, including launching our Founders Campaign. New York Women Composers Spotlight: Faye-Ellen Silverman Every month

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It's Time to Celebrate! Wedding Music for Cello and Organ by Jonathan Simmons

It’s Time to Celebrate! Wedding Music for Cello and Organ

It’s wedding season, which means an abundance of wedding gigs for musicians everywhere. These gigs often come with a scramble to find music suitable for the event and the requested instrumentation. One such novel musical instrument combination is the cello and organ. This article explores where to find music, considerations

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Postcards from Erica May 2022

Postcards from Erica May 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. This is the fourth installment in my series of digital postcards about unaccompanied works by Black composers. In selecting the music every month, I keep in mind orchestra directors and students in search of contest pieces, teachers seeking

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Unsung Cello Hero Catherine Black

Unsung Cello Hero: Catherine Black

This week we hear from cellist and teacher extraordinaire Catherine Black, who runs cellocourses.com. I first heard about her in-person courses when a former classmate was raving about a workshop she’d attended. However, I hadn’t connected these pre-pandemic courses with cellocourses.com until recently. Since then I have enjoyed attending sessions

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Cellist-Composer India Yeshe Gailey’s New Album – to you through

Want to learn more about the multi-talented cellist-composer India Yeshe Gailey and their new album to you through?  Read on. One of the joys of my job is discovering new cellists, cellos, and cello music. This month, I spoke with the talented cellist and composer (also poet, visual artist, and

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May 2022 NYWC Spotlight Julia Barry

NYWC Spotlight: Julia Barry

– We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Julia Barry. Excerpt from her bio: “Julia Barry composes songs and scores for the stage and film/TV. She is a composer and bookwriter at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Songwriting and Bookwriting Workshops, and a

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Cello Star Wars

The Cello and Star Wars – The Force is Strong with This One

May the 4th Be with You To celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th), here is a round-up of some of our favorite videos featuring cellists’ unique takes on some of John Williams’ masterpieces. The Phantom Cellist Launching the cello-Star Wars connection is the famous “Cello Wars” by The Piano

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