Toronto Cello School
Toronto Cello School - Oleg Volkov Toronto Cello School was founded by well-known Russian cellist Oleg Volkov to provide the highest standards of string instruments playing for students of all ages.

In Toronto Cello School you can learn to play cello at the highest level. We also teach violin and viola; give piano lessons for beginners and music theory lessons and provide our students with excellent performance opportunities.

Contact us today for further details about Toronto Cello School and to book your FIRST FREE LESSON:
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

NYCO Music Festival


Toronto Cello School recommends:
NYCO Music Festival

STRINGED INSTRUMENTS DIVISION
"We are honoured to present Larysa Kuzmenko as our Senior Festival Composer. Ms. Kuzmenko, a renowned composer, whose compositions are performed all over the world by the most distinguished performers, has agreed not only to become our featured composer, but also write some pieces especially for the festival."

FEATURED COMPOSER: LARYSA KUZMENKO
The following selections may be obtained by contacting the composer at tarot.kuzmenko@utoronto.ca
Late Intermediate Cello:
Tarantella or Entre Amis

Advanced Cello:
Any one movement from “Fantasy” (unaccompanied) or
Any one movement from “A Dream Within a Dream

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Song of the Cello - Mischa Maisky

Recommended Recording:
MISCHA MAISKY
Song of the Cello

J.S. Bach · Brahms · Boccherini · Choi Dvorák · Elgar · Fauré · Kiesewetter · Mendelssohn · Poulenc · Prokofiev Rachmaninov · Ravel · Saint-Saëns · Schubert · Schumann · Shostakovich · R. Strauss · Tchaikovsky
Tiempo · Hovora · Argerich · Kremer · Mehta · Bernstein · Sinopoli · Tilson Thomas a.o.
CD |D|D|D| 000289 477 7442 6 |G|M 2| 2 Compact Discs Portrait of the Artist
You can purchase the entire CD set of selected tracks from the Deutsche Grammophon website:

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

M.Rostropovich - Schumann Concerto in A minor

Recommended Listening:

Robert Schumann - Cello Concerto, Op.129
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein
October 1976



The concerto is considered one of his more daring and adventurous works, due to the length of the exposition and the transcendental quality of the opening. On the autographed score, Schumann gave the title Konzertstück (concert piece) rather than Konzert (concerto), which suggested he intended to depart from the traditional conventions of a concerto from the very beginning.

Like Schumann's other concertos, the first movement of the cello concerto begins with a very short orchestral introduction followed by the solo introduction, which in turn is followed by a short tutti that leads into a lyrical melody.

The second movement is a very short lyrical movement in which the soloist occasionally uses double stops. It also features a descending fifth, a gesture used throughout the piece as a signal and homage to his wife, Clara Schumann.

The third movement is a lively rondo which contrasts with the first two movements. At the end of the movement, there is an accompanied in-tempo cadenza, something unprecedented in Schumann's day, that leads into the final coda. In recent years, some cellists have chosen instead to include their own unaccompanied cadenza at this point, although there is no indication that Schumann wished for one.

Schumann famously abhorred receiving applause between movements. As a result, there are no breaks between any of the movements in the concerto.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

10 Days Of Summer Music Fun!

TORONTO CELLO SCHOOL HIGHLY RECOMMENDS:

JVL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS (SSPA)
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
CANADORE COLLEGE, NORTH BAY — ONTARIO, CANADA
8 July — 18 July, 2010

Summer Music Camp for Strings, Piano and Voice
Preparatory, Intermediate and Advanced Studies

For details, please visit: www.MusicInSummer.com