This is the second episode of our new series, Coastal Classical Music, the voice of the Brookings-Harbor Friends of Music. Coastal Classic Music features the performers and music of upcoming Friends of Music Concerts.
In this edition, host George Cady focuses on the upcoming concert of January 10, 2016, to be given by the amazing cellist Hannah Addario-Berry, and in particular, on the featured piece to be performed, the monumental Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello by Zoltan Kodály. The important concept of scordatura, tuning the cello to other than the standard pitches, is explained, and special performance techniques required to perform the work are described with musical illustrations from the sonata itself. The program concludes with the first movement of the sonata as recorded in a recent performance by Ms. Addario.
We are privileged to have the opportunity to hear her perform this very impressive and important work here in Brookings.
Host: George Cady, Producer: George Cady
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Intro and end music: String Quartet no. 12 in F major ‘American’, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvorak, from musopen.org, Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 license.
Illustrative clips: Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, by Zoltan Kodály, performed by Matt Haimovitz, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license, educational fair use.
Sonata in B Minor for Solo Cello, used with permission (Hannah Addario-Berry, December 10, 2015).