Feminine Fusion

S5-10: Low Strung, Part 3

Chi-chi Nwanoku, double-bassist and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra

Chi-chi Nwanoku, double-bassist and founder of the Chineke! Orchestra

“My cello is my voice.  It’s my world.  My whole life.”  – Emily Albright


Once again we take a trip through the strings, beginning with the low strings – double bass and cello.  In this first of two string-centered episodes, we hear performances from Chi-chi Nwanoku, Ofra Harnoy, Sol Gabetta, and more.


Low Strung, Part 3

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Duo No. 3 in B-flat Major, WoO 27/3
Ofra Harnoy, cello
James Campbell, clarinet
“Ofra Harnoy and Friends”
Doremi 6609

Traditional, arr. by Diana Gannett:  Variations on “Amazing Grace” and “Simple Gifts”
Diana Gannett, double bass
“Lady Bass”
Block M Recordings 030

Errollyn Wallen:  Concerto Grosso
Chi-chi Nwanoku, double bass
Tai Murray, violin; Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
Chineke! Orchestra & Chorus; Anthony Parnther, conductor
“Spark Catchers”
NMC 250

Beethoven:  12 Variations on “See the conquering hero comes”
Natalia Gutman, cello
Elissa Wissaladze, piano
“Beethoven & Mendelssohn: Portrait Natalia Gutman, Vol. I”
Live Classics 1469561169677

Luigi Boccherini:  Cello Concerto #10 in D Major
Sol Gabetta, cello
Cappella Gabetta
“Dolce Duetto”
Decca 4832473





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