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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Adrien-François Servais Urtext Editions by Yuriy Leonovich

Servais Urtext Project – A Conversation with Dr. Yuriy Leonovich

Find out about the beautiful new Urtext editions of the works of Servais by Dr. Yuriy Leonovich. Also, enter for a chance to win a digital copy of one of the new editions and a Cello Museum T-shirt. In the cello world, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich stands out not just for

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NYWC September 2023 Jane Leslie - October for Cello and Piano

NYWC September 2023 Spotlight: Jane Leslie

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Jane Leslie. Bio (provided by Jane Leslie): “New York pianist-composer Jane Leslie creates music in a blend of classical and popular styles, with beautiful melodies that convey a sense of peace to

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Kim Sherman NYWC Spotlight “The Laodamiad”

NYWC August 2023 Spotlight: Kim Sherman

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Kim Sherman. Bio (from Kim Sherman’s website): “Kim D. Sherman composes for the theater, opera, the concert stage, and film. Her music has been described as “rhapsodic and lush” as well as “craggy

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NYWC July 2023 Spotlight Beata Moon

NYWC July 2023 Spotlight: Beata Moon

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Beata Moon. Bio: “A versatile musician acclaimed for her expressivity and sincerity, Beata Moon continues to reach audiences through her many-faceted roles as composer, pianist, educator, impresario and activist. An American of

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NYWC June 2023 Spotlight Joelle Wallach

NYWC Spotlight: Joelle Wallach

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer Joelle Wallach. Bio: Joelle Wallach composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo voices and choruses. Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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NYWC May 2023 Spotlight Debra Kaye

NYWC Spotlight: Debra Kaye

We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight composer and conductor Debra Kaye. Bio: Heralded as “A new voice on our horizon” by Classical-Modern Music Review, award-winning composer Debra Kaye’s music has been praised by Gramophone Magazine as “an eclectic unfolding

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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. We’ve updated this article with several newer videos near the end. Have you made a

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Beethoven, Business, and Beer Reger's Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 116

Beethoven, Business, and Beer: Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 116

In this fourth installment of a series on the cello works of German composer Max Reger (1873-1916), we see him not only in his compositional maturity but also in his professional and industrial prime. We have already walked through his long first sonata from his student years, his more succinct

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Cello Music for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Cello Music for Holocaust Remembrance Day

To commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), we look at a new album of works by composer Laurence Sherr, Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music, which includes beautiful pieces for the cello. Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music Although not exclusively a cello album, Dr. Laurence Sherr’s Fugitive Footsteps: Remembrance Music features the cello

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