Following on from the last blog here are some examples of more narrative playing – that is, where there is a clear interpretation that is full of ideas and imagination.
Example 1: Casals and Bach
In Casals’ heartfelt recording every note speaks with total convinction and spellbinding drama .
Example 2: Vilde Frang and Lawrence Power
The supurb soloists here respond intuitively and expressively to create a fascinating musical dialogue that makes the music sparkle into life.
The cello duet arrangements of Puccini’s aria Your Tiny Hand is Frozen and Mozart’s Non Piu Andrai have a clear story line so lots of opportunities to play with narrative. You can hear and buy this music on the links below: