The cello is an incredibly expressive and versatile instrument, reflecting the scope and trends of western music history. In this course, we will explore the origins of the cello, compare the unique artistries of historic cellists, enjoy movements from the monumental Suites for Unaccompanied Cello by Bach, look through the intimate lens of sonatas and chamber music, and indulge in the expressive and virtuosic brushstrokes of the concerto repertoire. Live performances by outstanding cellists from the University of Arizona Cello Studio will be featured in class. Finally, this incredibly rich and revealing repertoire will be framed within the larger context of the constantly changing trends that shape music history and culture.
Suggested readings will be uploaded to Box@UA and the link of this folder will be shared with registered students in early September.
THEODORE BUCHHOLZ is the cello professor at the University of Arizona where he also serves as Chamber Music Coordinator and String Project Director. This season he will perform concerti with the Battle Creek, Cambrian, and Southern Arizona Symphonies. A fervent believer in the power of music education to transform lives, he serves as the Cello Forum Editor for the journal American String Teacher and launched the University of Arizona String Project in 2015.