Alexander Chen’s “baroque.me”, an uncannily cool realization of the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite in G Major, BWV1007 (which may, in fact, have been composed by Anna Magdalena Bach).
Check it out at Vimeo
You can see a Flash implementation of the above video at baroque.me.
Greenhouse was a giant of chamber music and a prominent cello pedagogue. Margalit Fox’s obituary has just gone live at the NY Times.
I am still in the process of sorting through a pile of product samples, swag, and tchotchkes which I brought back from MIDEM over a month ago (which goes to show you how busy things are at Casa Gaudette), and I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a number that are well worth some comment. So this is the first in four installments of new product worth tracking down.
An out-of-towner may be led to believe, given press coverage and recording activity, that the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra are the only professional small orchestra action in New York City. This is of course far from the case, and one of the most interesting of the lesser-knowns is the Riverside Symphony, now in its 31st season.
The NY Times’ Vivien Schweitzer likes the new recording of Michael Hersch’s solo cello music played by Daniel Gaisford. I agree completely. Hats off to Vanguard Classics (and my friends at Musical Concepts) for issuing the set and getting this excellent music the exposure it deserves. And there’s more on the way: Vanguard will be issuing more of Hersch’s chamber music, including works for violin played by Miranda Cuckson.