J.S BACH & BEETHOVEN: Works for Cello
Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven
RICHARD SHER, cello
BARNARD ROSE, piano
"...it is no surprise that his disc is successful."
Turok's Choice - Issue No.205, December 2008
"The playing style...[is] musical."
American Record Guide - September / October 2008
"Great cellists are rare, but the American cellist Richard Sher must be counted among them."
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
PROGRAM NOTESRichard Sher has appeared in major concert halls across Europe and in New York in both recital and concerto appearances. He was a scholarship student with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins at the Juilliard School, and won major prizes at Merriweather Post, Hudson Valley, Washington D.C. and Dallas International competitions. Sher made his New York debut at the age of 16 as a soloist with the New York Orchestral Society. At age 18, he became the youngest cellist ever to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the following year he became the youngest principal cellist ever of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. A founding member of the internationally acclaimed Vermeer Quartet, he has collaborated with artists such as Peter and Rudolf Serkin, Richard Goode, members of the Budapest and Guarneri Quartets at festivals such as Spoleto and Marlboro. Sher has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. In Europe, he has given recitals in Berlin’s Hochschule, Vienna’s Beethovensaal, London’s Wigmore Hall and The Hague’s Diligentia Hall.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
SUITE NO.2 IN D MINOR FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO, BWV 1008
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
SONATA NO.3 FOR CELLO AND PIANO IN A MAJOR, OP.69