Listening Homework for Cellists (No. 2)
It's is so important for young musicians to hear great artists performing! Listening to professional cellists playing great repertoire is not only enjoyable, it also gives students a better ear for recognizing good tone and intonation, the experience of seeing how others express emotions and stories through music, and it develops one's imagination for what is possible on the cello.
Here are some YouTube videos and playlists of REALLY AWESOME cello music. Enjoy!
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major for Unaccompanied Cello
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos (This is at the end of Suzuki Book 6)
Things to think about...What do you notice that is different about this performance? The orchestra? The conductor? That piano-like instrument?...What is different about the soloists and their instruments?
Elgar: Cello Concerto