A really useful concert piece for the weekend

November 17, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The #1 cellist is trying so hard not to crack up.

Comments (10)

  1. boringfileclerk says:

    Ah yes, P.D.Q’ Bach’s lost “Cocktail Cantata”.

  2. Ravi Narasimhan says:

    Approved by Padre Martini.

  3. John Greenwood says:

    For the sake of “historically informed performance, aka. HIP, I would suggest an “Old Fashioned!”

  4. John Borstlap says:

    It is so completely lacking any humour. And then people are amazed that classical music is loosing credibily.

  5. Bruce says:


    (And probably much harder than it looks to do all that while singing)

  6. Nerak says:

    People are also amazed that someone who can’t spell expects to be taken seriously.

  7. richard carlisle says:

    Seems to indicate any situation can be turned into opera … a billion more scenarios await.

  8. Britcellist says:

    The woman is first cello, she’s playing continuo while the singer sings, her stand partner will come in on the ripieno when the rest of the orchestra plays.

  9. Michelle says:

    Keren Hadar is an AMAZING soprano!! This singer is incredible!!!!

    1. richard carlisle says:

      With all the physical gyrations — incredible control … would like to hear more from her with better conditions.

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