Cello Concertos

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Monday, April 29, 2013

For many music lovers, the cello's melodic capacity and deep timbre represent the pinnacle of musical expression. This week host Bill McGlaughlin explores some of the great works written for this instrument and the musicians that made them famous.

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Comments [1]

Peter Ozsvath from East Setauket, NY

Dear Bill,

I enjoy your program very much.

It might be a little unfair to characterize the cello concerto which Starker is performing "one of the eleven cello concertos of Boccherini". This concerto was in fact assembled out of two of Boccherini's concertos (mostly #9, but the slow movement is from #7). In fact, there is also quite a bit of Grutzmacher in the 1st movement. It is, of course, still a lovely work; but it has quite a 19th-century feel.

Sincerely,
Peter

Apr. 29 2013 10:30 PM

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