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Bach Cello Suite No. 6, Sarabande

Did you ever listen to a piece of music and have it take hold of you, and not let go?  Or have it end, and sit there, absorbing what you’ve heard, needing time to…I don’t know, be.  62 more words


Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, op. 36

performed by Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough, or below by Natalia Gutman and Viacheslav Poprugin

I am both spiritually and bodily unwell and decide every other day not to compose another note, because I satisfy myself less and less.

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Monday, August 14th

This piece, in over forty years of listening, has never—not once—let me down. And this performance, which I encountered last night, is among the strongest I’ve heard. 48 more words

Music Clip Of The Day

Cooking Varnish

Have you ever wondered how varnish is made for musical instruments? One Saturday we decided to cook up some varnish with resin and linseed oil. It’s important to have the oil the right temperature and hold it steady before combining it with the bubbling resin.


New York Times: When Musicians Get Up and Move


A Victorian dictum, now out of fashion, states that children should be seen, not heard. The opposite might be said of the 19th-century concert setup: Players were to be heard, not seen — or at least not draw attention to themselves. 1,603 more words

4 Cellos

Happily busking on the streets.

Photographed in Zurich, Switzerland


School Schedule

School Lesson Schedule begins Monday, August 21.