Wednesday, June 15, 2016
It was an evening never to be forgotten by those who attended. It began with a lively social interaction of friends and colleagues, and of course the musicians' favorite - munchies and drinks brought by all.
When it was time to see the video, the atmosphere changed rapidly. Everyone was riveted to the screen, watching Nancy's magnificent performance. The video gives a unique perspective on playing the cello at this tremendously high level. I have never been so close to the intimate interaction between another player and their instrument. Students can hardly stand right behind the teacher watching the fingers on the fingerboard, or to have their nose close to the frog on the bow. One can literally see the rosin coming off the bow on the chordal passages. In all the positions and even beyond the fingerboard, you could see each note being played, and each note was exquisite. This video is truly a work of art, combining an extraordinary musical and technical performance of this Everest of the cello repertoire, and, as Debbie says, "the beauty and imagination of the videography" by Michael Stipe.
Here are some of the comments from those attending.
Debbie D. "Nancy Green's YouTube Release Party last night for the Kodaly Solo Sonata - words fail me. The artistry of Nancy's playing, the beauty and imagination of the videography....This brilliant performance should be seen by everyone who loves the cello."
Dick C. "Fantastic visual and auditory experience. What a virtuoso performance!"
NEW VIDEO BY NANCY GREEN! Beethoven Cello Sonata in A op. 69 mvts 3 and 4