So I’ve taken a bit of an unintentional break from blogging. I’m trying to post at least once a day for my own benefit (I’d like to get used to writing again–more as a way to develop how I organize thoughts on the page than for anything else).
But back to the Solo cello recital issue, here are the current definite picks and picks that are in the immediate queue for inclusion on a program.
Narong Prangcharoen’s “Far from Home”
Jeff Harrington’s “The Empty Fist”
Jacob Gotlib’s as yet to be named [and composed] piece for cello and electronics
Jeffrey Radcliffe’s “Postbactum”
Jon Silpayamanant as yet to be determined (probably one of my “Improvisation” scores)
in the queue:
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz’s “Windows on the Moon”
Michael Gordon’s “Industry”
Chinary Ung’s “Khse Buon”
Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s “Partita”
Toshiro Mayuzumi’s “Bunraku”
Kodály solo sonata
Obviously, the very recently composed works are at the top of my list–and I’m really tempted to drop doing the Kodály and Cassadó altogether as there’s no lack of cellists performing those works. Any thoughts, comments, and/or suggestions (not just from the repertoire listed above) are very welcome.