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Old 01-04-2010, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i know nothing about classical music, but i am looking for good cello works to enjoy.

i grabbed some random things yesterday labelled as cello.

i'm very much enjoying Bach's cello suites as performed by Edgar Meyer, and want more along these lines.

tried Debussy, and it was too flowery and fanciful.
tried Brahms, and it was too epic and invasive.

but this Bach i found s nice and melodious.

please advise!
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look for anything recorded by Yo-Yo Ma or Mstislav Rostropovich. Both are great cellists and have recorded many different works by different composers.
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, i'll have a look. but i'm really more interested in finding composers than performers...
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I know they're not classical, but definitely give Apocalyptica a try. Three cellists doing Metallica covers... pretty awesome stuff. Reflections is permanently ingrained in my brain whenever I read Vampire: The Masquerade because I listened to that album whenever I read the book. Sorry I couldn't recommend pieces from the classical era that are cello heavy, but definitely give Apocalyptica a try.
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interesting stuff! i just checked out a few videos, including one of them performing Hall of the Mountain King live. fun to watch.

i'm sure i'd appreciate it more if i knew anything about metallica, but fun nonetheless.
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thanks, i'll have a look. but i'm really more interested in finding composers than performers...
If you like the Bach cello suites, try Handel's Passacaglia - Theme and Variations for solo cello.
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Dvorak's Cello Concerto is one worth checking out.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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many thanks, i'll check those out tonight
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I love cello too and that's why I like also Apocalyptica.

Can you recommend me some other band with cello if here exists something like this?
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Petula07, if you don't know Rasputina yet, do check them out. it's not classical - more goth really - but it's wonderful music.




some of the old members from Rasputina also do solo cello stuff, like Zoe Keating and Julia Kent. both are great.

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