DC’s finest play tribute to Lynn Harrell

DC’s finest play tribute to Lynn Harrell


norman lebrecht

May 19, 2020

Eight cellists of the National Symphony Orchestra play Krzysztof Penderecki’s Agnus Dei in memory of Lynn Harrell, who died on April 27.


A fine remembrance.


  • Elizabeth says:


  • beth sussman says:

    A stunning and heartfelt tribute.

  • Robert says:

    Superlative playing and totally heartfelt. Especially moving bearing in mind the passing of Maestro Penderecki too.

  • Bruce says:

    Moving and beautifully played. Thank you.

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Moving, indeed — especially so, to discover at its conclusion that it was performed for an audience: communal music performed in community.

  • Doge says:

    A quasi double tribute, Penderecki having passed away late March. The piece was premiered by the NSO under Rostropovich.