University president plays cello recitals from home

University president plays cello recitals from home


norman lebrecht

April 15, 2020

Ronald A. Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, is giving a cello recital on Friday to cheer people up.

Link here.



Could this become a thing?

Alan Rusbridger?



  • Brian v says:

    Nice thing to do it all helps in this situation

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Yes. These will be historic videos in years to come. (Doing my 6th on Saturday via YouTube at 5pm EST). It is a very important time for music, and bless all who are sharing their music. So much love around. be safe and well, everyone.

  • Reed Perkins says:

    I’m not sure we will see much of this, alas.

    I heard Dr. Crutcher several times back in the early years of his career as a recitalist. He was a splendid musician in a wide variety of repertoire. (No surprise, perhaps, for a student of Elizabeth Potteiger, Aldo Parisot and Siegfried Palm.)

    In the years since, he has pursued a parallel and equally distinguished career as a university professor and administrator. To do that, and maintain his musical chops is, to me, a singular achievement. Off hand, I can’t think of anyone else who has managed both professional paths with similar levels of achievement.

    I’m looking forward to the livestream

  • Hartmut says:

    Check Igor Levit on Twitter. He started a series of daily “Hauskonzerte”, living room recitals, and has played 35 of them so far. Seems that he has a TV appearance tonight but I hope he’ll carry on tomorrow.

  • christopher storey says:

    A pair of English brothers from Manchester, Tom and Jonathan Scott, are putting on a series of idiosyncratic piano duet ( and sometimes piano and harmonium ) recitals from their music room at home . Each lasts about half an hour, contains often ingenious arrangements by Jonathan, and is readily available on you tube