These are videos are great to play while I’m studying my next chess move. I will have to look for some extended audio to listen to while playing chess.
I couldn’t concentrate if I listened ! But it is a remarkable thing: chess and music!
My grandmother was married to your uncle Morris, or as we called him Pop. I met your father once, but knew your Uncle Lynn more that anyone. I loved listening to him play boogey woogey for me when he would come to our house. You had a wonderful family and I am glad that my grandmother was part of it. Her name was Eleanor.
Years ago you were giving a master class at Music Dept. of Az. State Univ. You suggested for interpretive purposes that the
student perform a particular passage as tho he had just learned the person he loved was gay. That was before people began
coming out in the numbers they do today and there wasn’t a peep after you said it. However, I’ve never forgotten your remark
and quote you from time to time. It sure does get the meaning across! After the class we met at Taki Atsumi’s home, I believe
but nobody ‘came out’ so it was not nearly as eventful as your master class!
Such a stunning portfolio and I love the way you put a little humour in it, just to show that not all gifted forget who they were and are today. Thank you for your beautiful music.
Wonderful to hear you play the timeless “Sicilienne”… and everything else! Many videos to watch – looking forward to it!!
Just now I was chatting with Don Larson of Seattle, and he suggested I listen to this Sicilienne, as he would like me to accompany him. It is so lovely to watch you play so effortlessly (seemingly). I also saw and heard you play the Elgar concerto in Bellingham last summer. From way back at the top of the seating, but it was wonderful. Don Larson speaks highly of you, and has been teaching me, as learning to play the cello is one of my new activities (along with trying to remember how to play the piano) now that I have retired. Thank you so much for this website, and for sharing your music in other ways. I so love the cello!
thank you for the visit to Ms. Sonderlands class. you are very inspirational and it was fun having you. thank you.
Lynn………what an inspiration to listen and to watch you play. I’m not sure I ever told you: after I joined the Cleveland Orchestra in 1969, the first time you played a solo, my jaw dropped to the ground. I had never heard a cello sound so rich and beautiful. I still practice as seriously as ever: the key to freedom, beauty and power is right there in your videos. After I watched, I sat down at the cello and emulated, once again, the complete absence of physical tension in your playing……and immediately sounded better. Warmest regards and thanks for being an inspiration for my entire quest with our instrument.