Bryan LoBasso BM Cello Recital
Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op. 40 •
This piece was written after Shostakovich briefly separated from his wife due to an affair he had with a student. The highs and lows of this experience are highlighted throughout the four movements of this piece.
J.S. Bach Arioso (BMV 1056) •
Although originally written for solo Harpsicord, this piece has been arranged for many different instruments; ranging from violin and piano to harp and cello.
Schuman Fantasiestucke Op.73 (fantasies) •
Schumans Fantasies bring the listener through a varying range of emotions. From a tender and mysterious melody into a playful back and forth with the piano, concluding triumphantly at the end of the journey
Rachmaninoff Vocalise Op.34 •
Rachmaninoff originally wrote this piece for a tenor vocalist, a range that can be mimicked by the cello very well.