QUOTE(JoannaB @ Jul 7 2011, 10:05 PM)
Have you heard Aaron Minsky's Etudes? There are videos of him playing them on Youtube. I received the ten American cello etudes book in the post earlier in the week and they are great fun to play - if a little difficult in places.
These are evil to play but great fun!
My favourite cello piece is probably the Faure Elegie
, because it's simply GORGEOUS.
I've always wanted to play it, and I'm not too far off it now. There's a book edited by Julian Lloyd Webber called 'The Great Cello Solos' which has this and various other beautiful cello pieces (like a Mendelssohn Song Without Words, which is sublime). The other essential is the Bach Cello Suites, which are just a compendium of genius.
Can you tell I get pretty excited about cello music!?!