Tag Archives: cello

Cello as a metaphor

Composers take personal bonds with their instruments. There aren’t many cellist/composers around over the history. What roles did cellists play over the history? The Classical era’s cellist/composer Luigi Boccherini retained courtly and galante style, but the creative activities by cellist/composers in the Romantic … Continue reading

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broken thumbs in cello playing

The Strad magazine has done an article on how a broken thumb solved a more serious health issue for Royal Academy cello faculty Colin Carr. His case was the right thumb, so I guess he might have altered his bowing … Continue reading

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practical teaching on musical expression

perhaps to do with reactions from my cello students on my suggestion of handling musical expression and playing stylistically, I have come to think of how might I teach musical expression and performance styles practically. when your students’ standard of … Continue reading

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