46 episodes

Cello Journey is a regular video podcast that features live music played on the cello and some commentary. You can listen to different pieces of music and also see what cello playing is about.

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Cello Journey is a regular video podcast that features live music played on the cello and some commentary. You can listen to different pieces of music and also see what cello playing is about.

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    Cello Journey #29, Thais Meditation (Version 2)

    Cello Journey #29, Thais Meditation (Version 2)

    I thought
    I would put up two versions of the same episode. It is difficult to
    pick one sometimes. There may be a different feeling in each. Let me
    know what you think.

    In this episode we play the Meditation from the Opera Thais by Jules Massenet.

    The
    Thais comes from an interlude towards the end of the opera. It is
    usually played on the violin. It is marked Andante Religioso and there
    is a reflective mood throughout.

    This piece is special to me
    because, over the years, my mother has played it in church on the
    violin. I wanted to do a good job with it. We hope you enjoy it.

    For feedback you can e-mail cellojourney@gmail.com or visit the website cellojourney.com

    • 6 min
    • video
    Cello Journey #29, Thais Meditation

    Cello Journey #29, Thais Meditation

    I thought
    I would put up two versions of the same episode. It is difficult to
    pick one sometimes. There may be a different feeling in each. Let me
    know what you think.

    In this episode we play the Meditation from the Opera Thais by Jules Massenet.

    The
    Thais comes from an interlude towards the end of the opera. It is
    usually played on the violin. It is marked Andante Religioso and there
    is a reflective mood throughout.

    This piece is special to me
    because, over the years, my mother has played it in church on the
    violin. I wanted to do a good job with it. We hope you enjoy it.

    For feedback you can e-mail cellojourney@gmail.com or visit the website cellojourney.com

    • 6 min
    • video
    Cello Journey #28, Haydn Concerto in C, 1st Movement

    Cello Journey #28, Haydn Concerto in C, 1st Movement

    In this episode we play the cello concerto in C Major by Joseph Haydn.
    We decided to play it with organ since it sounds more like an orchestra
    and it makes a nice match. We are playing in a wonderful church called
    Mountainview United Church. We hope you enjoy it.

    For feedback you can e-mail cellojourney@gmail.com or visit the website cellojourney.com

    • 9 min
    • video
    Cello Journey #27, Kol Nidrei (re-post)

    Cello Journey #27, Kol Nidrei (re-post)

    In this episode we play the Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch.  This piece is
    based on a Jewish prayer recited in the synagogue at the beginning of
    the evening service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  You can find
    out more information at the following link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kol_Nidre



    The episode is re-posted because the video file was incomplete.  Sorry about that.  It should work better now.

    For feedback please visit cellojourney.com or e-mail cellojourney@gmail.com

    • 11 min
    • video
    Cello Journey #26, Faure Sicilienne

    Cello Journey #26, Faure Sicilienne

    In this
    episode we play the Sicilienne by the French composer Gabriel Faure. I
    recently went on a trip to Quebec and had a chance to eat some great
    French meals. As a result, I did a bit of French cooking myself. I
    noticed that the common theme in this type of cooking is how
    ingredients tend to fit well together. A sauce will fit everything else
    that is on the plate. Flavors and textures go in and out of each other
    to create a greater whole. This piece is similar in that its melodies
    fade in and out of each other. Harmonies, colors and textures blend
    well together and undergo subtle changes. I hope you can sense that in
    the music.

    For feedback you can e-mail cellojourney@gmail.com or visit the website cellojourney.com

    • 5 min
    • video
    Cello Journey #25, Beethoven Variations

    Cello Journey #25, Beethoven Variations

    In this episode we play the variations by Ludwig van Beethoven on a theme by Mozart, “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen?.  This is based on a theme from the opera The Magic Flute originally sung by a soprano and a baritone in a duet.  Musicians in Beethoven's time were very adept at playing and improvising variations.  They could even improvise on a melody or favorite tune given to them by a member of the audience.  Beethoven wrote many variations for piano solo and many variations for cello and piano.  We hope you enjoy it.

    website: cellojourney.com
    e-mail: cellojourney@gmail.com

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

Muggins55 ,

Delightful!

This fellow is great! No music in sight so everything's for memory? I will continue to listen and yes it's very helpful to be able to see him too.

hazexal ,

I love it

I got it it helped me so much on my cello journey and yea I am second review

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