From Ray Chen’s YouTube channel comes this video of the run-up to his performance of Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole in San Francisco last October.
‘Ever wonder what the soloist is doing before he/she walks out onto the stage?,’ he writes. ‘Practicing? Eating? Or perhaps doing some sort of secret warm
Pianist Anna Naretto joins cellist Aurélien Pascal in a performance of Poulenc’s 1948 Cello Sonata.
Pascal plays an 1850 Charles-Adolphe Gand cello. The inscription on its ribs identifies it as originally given to cellist Henri Alexandre Guerout by the Paris Conservatoire for winning its Premier