In this video - the last in a series fusing music and narrative - cellist Alexander Hersh plays Fauré’s Romance for Cello and Piano, Op.69, with pianist Victor Asunción. 

Hersh says: ‘With the onset of a worldwide pandemic, I’ve come to regard beautifully conceived and filmed classical music videos as an existential imperative for the art form in our time. The videos I am creating are designed to tell stories. In some cases the narratives reinforce and interpret the messages of the music, and at other times the stories challenge expectations.’ 

Watch: Alexander Hersh plays the serenade from Debussy’s Sonata for Piano and Cello

Watch: Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano: a film fusing music and narrative

Read: Alexander Hersh announced as National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist

Watch: Alexander Hersh plays Giovanni Sollima’s Lamentatio for solo cello