‘Everything sounds better…on a cello!’
Of course that slogan doesn’t apply to everything, but it is true that a huge variety of music written for other instruments sounds just as good on the cello – or even better! That’s what the next Cello Biënnale is going to show us:
The cello will be disguised as a singer, a violin, a viola, as a saxophone or an electric guitar, and it will be heard in unknown as well as famous music, all of which was never originally composed for the cello: the cello takes over!
Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and cello;
Bartók’s Viola Concerto performed by Jean-Guihen Queyras;
Barber’s Adagio for Strings performed by the 12 cellists of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra;
The best pop album of all time with 8 cellos…and much, much more!