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Curator’s Corner: November 2021

November 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 November, and we have a busy month ahead of us.

Meet the Mother-Son Author-Illustrator team, Hilary and Julian Wang, to Discuss Their Wonderful Book: The Enchanted Cello Case

Cello Book Club

Join us on Sunday, 7 November, for our final Cello Book Club meeting of the year. Hilary and Julian Wang will be joining us from Germany to discuss their book, The Enchanted Cello Case.

We will meet on Zoom at 6:30 PM Berlin / 12:30 PM New York / 9:30 AM LA.

Sign up here to get the Zoom information. It’s free!

New York Women Composers Spotlight: Lynn Bechtold

Lynn Bechtold

Lynn Bechtold

This month, we are thrilled to present the second installment of our collaboration with the New York Women Composers (NYWC). This month we will highlight the work of composer Lynn Bechtold.

Many thanks to the NYWC, especially composer Rain Worthington for all of her help with this project. Read the first in the series, featuring composer Whitney George, here.

An Overview of Bréval’s Cello Sonatas

To celebrate the birthday of Jean-Baptiste Bréval (6 November 1753 – 18 March 1823), later this month, our Cello Music Editions Specialist, Dr. Yuriy Leonovich, will give us an overview of this cellist composer’s cello sonatas.

That’s What She Said . . . Unaccompanied Works for Cello by Women Composers

That's What She Said . . . Postcards from Erica

Cellist and women’s music specialist Erica Lessie continues her “That’s What She Said” series of digital postcards about unaccompanied cello repertoire by women composers.

Each month she features three pieces in the form of short, digital postcards. These postcards are for cellists in search of new repertoire and for listeners eager to discover new additions to their playlists.

Erica’s October postcards featured works by Hildegard von Bingen, Elena Kats-Chernin, and Monique Gabus.

If you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to check out previous installments of “That’s What She Said.” Interested in having your piece featured? Contact us, and we’ll be happy to work with you.

November is Bow Time

Time for another bow history installment from Andrew Bellis

Later this month, we are looking forward to the third installment of our bow history series by our Bow Specialist, Andrew Bellis: “W. E. Hill & Sons, London – How to Start a Legend.”

In part three, Andrew gives us more information about the success of the Hills and their role in the evolution of the modern cello bow. Want to catch up on this series? Click here.

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