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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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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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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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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Postcards from Erica

Postcards from Erica April 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black composers? Look no further. This is the third installment in my series of digital postcards about unaccompanied works by Black composers. For those who are new to my postcards, let me introduce myself and my postcard series. I’m Erica Lessie, and for years

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Frances White

NYWC Spotlight: Frances White

Featured Artist: Frances White – We are excited to continue our collaboration with the New York Women Composers. This month, we spotlight Frances White. Excerpt from her bio: “Frances White is a composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music. Her work has been called ‘stunning’ (American Record Guide) ‘moving’ (Fanfare),

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Soul Music Works for the Cello Inspired by Hebraic Themes Part 2 by Erica Lessie

Soul Music: Works for the Cello Inspired by Hebraic Themes – Part 2

Looking for unaccompanied cello music inspired by Hebraic themes? In collaboration with the London Cello Society, Selma Gokcen, Chair, here is Part 2 of our two-part series on the topic. A Note from Selma Gokcen, Chair of the London Cello Society “The following database arose as a collaborative effort between

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Black is Beautiful Postcard

Postcards from Erica March 2022

Trying to find unaccompanied cello music by Black women composers? Look no further. As Women’s History Month 2022 draws to a close, I am re-publishing three postcards from February 2021 as the second installment of my new series of postcards showcasing unaccompanied works by Black composers. Usually, I write postcards

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"This is my best opus": Max Reger's Cello Sonata No. 1 in f minor

“This is my best opus”: Max Reger’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in f minor

This article is the first in a new series by Dr. Peter Swanson about the cello sonatas of German composer Max Reger (19 March 1873 – 11 May 1916) starting today on his birthday. Welcome, Dr. Swanson, and Happy Birthday, Max Reger! Max Reger – A Top Composer of His

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