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La Cinquantaine - Gabriel Marie. Cello Georg Mertens - piano Gavin Tipping

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Uploaded on Jan 26, 2009

The FREE SHEET MUSIC (cello part) is available on the website: http://www.georgcello.com/sheetmusic.htm
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For public performances visit: http://www.georgcello.com/cello.htm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georg.merten...
Enquiries for House Concert are welcome. email georgcello@hotmail.com

This popular student piece, edited for many instruments including trombone, flute and voice, is originally written for cello & piano, dedicated to the 50th birthday ("cinquantaine") of Monsieur E. Binon, violoncellist of "the opera" (Paris?).

I refused to do this piece with my students for years. After being begged by a student to teach it, I redid all the bowings - especially putting the harmonic A's on a down bow - composers write harmonics to give lightness to the sound, but just this note on an up bow gets totally squashed in the typical pressure towards of most students."

Georg and Gavin are available for House Concerts.
visit http://www.georgcello.com/cello.htm
facebook:
Georg - https://www.facebook.com/georg.merten...

Recorded at the launch of the CD " Cello Favourites".
More videos with Georg & Gavin on the same channel:
Breval - Sonata C major Allegro
Handel - Aria
Dalla Bella - Giga
Bach Cello Suite No.1 Prelude & Courante G Major BWV 1007
J.S. Bach - Arioso
Popper - Happy (Fond) Recollections
Tschaikovsky - Valse Sentimental
B. Romberg - Sonata e minor, Allegro non troppo
Bruch - Kol Nidrei

Georg Mertens teaches cello and Classical guitar at Katoomba / Blue Mountains.

This video has been recorded and edited by "bushtrailer"
http://au.youtube.com/user/bushtrailer

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