Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
I'm inviting comments on the following program. I'm thinking of attending but I'm not familiar with most of the composers. Any input would be helpful.
Alfredo Piatti, Caprice no. 1 in G minor (1875)
Tobias Hume, Touch me lightly; Captain Hume's galliard (17 th century)
Anonymous, Woodycock (17th century)
Sylvestro Ganassi, Four Ricercars (1542)
Gu ...[text shortened]... er, Forest Murmurs (1910)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite in E-flat major, BWV 1010 (ca. 1720)
I don't know all of them either. Who is playing?
Piatti - sort of fun, but not all that interesting. I don't think he intended the caprices to be played in concert, they are more like etudes.
Tobias Hume - never heard of him.
Anonymous - I have heard many pieces of varying quality by anonymous.
I don't think I know this one.
Ganassi - doesn't ring a bell either.
Machaut - I love his music, although I have never heard any of it played on the cello, I think.
Hugo Becker - he was a cellist and wrote etudes; I didn't know he had written anything else, no idea whether it's good
J.S. Bach - I think I heard of him.
The suite in E-flat major is not my favourite among the 6 solo suites, but they are all great.