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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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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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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NYWC Spotlight Camille De Beus im'm going round in circles for cello and violin

NYWC February 2024 Spotlight: Camille De Beus

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Camille De Beus. Bio (abridged from Camille De Beus’s website): Brooklyn-based composer and performer Camille De Beus’ works range from “choral-like pieces with complicated harmonic structures to more upbeat, jazzy numbers,” and

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NYWC Spotlight Stefania de Kenessey MICROVIDS for cello and piano

NYWC January 2024 Spotlight: Stefania de Kenessey

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Stefania de Kenessey. Bio (abridged from Stefania de Kenessey’s website): Stefania de Kenessey’s music has been heard throughout New York City, from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Joe’s Pub and LaMama;

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Sarah Meneely-Kyder NYWC December 2023

NYWC December 2023 Spotlight: Sarah Meneely-Kyder

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Sarah Meneely-Kyder. Bio (adapted from Sarah Meneely-Kyder’s website): Composer/pianist Sarah Meneely-Kyder (b. 1945) is a graduate of Goucher College, Peabody Conservatory, and Yale University. Her composition teachers include Robert Hall Lewis, Earle

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Judith Lang Zaimont NYWC Spotlight

NYWC November 2023 Spotlight: Judith Lang Zaimont

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Judith Lang Zaimont.   “For for a dramatic, expressive cellist.” – Judith Lang Zaimont Bio (from Judith Lang Zaimont’s website): Judith Lang Zaimont is internationally recognized for her music’s distinctive style, characterized

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Margarita Zelenia NYWC Spotlight Oct 2023

NYWC October 2023 Spotlight: Margarita Zelenaia

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Margarita Zelenaia. “For me, the cello is a universal instrument with almost unlimited possibilities, through the sound of which everything can be expressed.” – Margarita Zelenaia Bio (adapted from Margarita Zelenaia’s website):

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