September Hint #4

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Hazel Smith's picture

Bach WOW!!!!

That was interesting to say the least-unaccompanied cello. I was trying to understand the differences among the performers/artists. Casals' recording was very early(1931), Fournier's instrument had a glorious sound, Jacqueline du Pre was only 17 and her signature piece was the Elgar E minor, Starker is unknown to me, Rostropovich(one of du Pre's teachers) was playing like a house on fire. Nevertheless, it's the deep, deep, low notes that get you every time and the fact that you hear nothing but cello. In fact, I've heard a wonderful recording of YoYo Ma playing this, but I'm not sure of the year.

Deep seems to come up in all the clues-does that mean a super saturated colourway? Whatever it is, we'll know soon because the kits go out SOON!

Cheers and red wine, Hazel.

Hazel Smith's picture

You can tell I liked this clue

I absolutely love Jacqueline du Pre and have her recording(dvd) of the Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor. Her then husband, Daniel Barenboim, is conducting. The dvd is a biography of her very short life-dead at 42 from MS. My other much loved dvd is Schubert's The Trout played by Daniel Barenboim(piano), Itzhak Perlman(violin), Pinchas Zukerman(viola), Jacqueline du Pre('cello), Zubin Mehta(bass). They were all in their twenties(except Zubin) when they played this concert and Christopher Nupen made a film about it.

I'll now return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Tell me what the clues mean.

can I move in?

Your responses to the clues this round make me want not just to visit you for a good long while, but to move in! At a minimum, I hope that our paths cross in the not distant future for knitting and red wine drinking. You remind me of a professor I had in high school who taught an art history class that integrated art, music and literature (best class I've ever taken) and I could use some refreshers! :)
Cheers to you!

Sarah JS's picture


Getting ready to repeat that once I see the color and patterns ...

Hazel Smith's picture

to Auntly H

Thank you.(blush). I will now go and pour myself a glass of red wine. It's 5:01 EST. Cheers to you, too!

Maria's picture

This is one of my favorite

This is one of my favorite pieces of music of all time! I have heard it unaccompanied before (Yo Yo Ma). Glorious is the word, all right, and full of precision and meaning and deep, rich emotion. Interesting to hear the different interpretations flow one into the other.

As for the package – I have no idea!


As a professional cellist and teacher I am Intimately familiar with this piece and all of these cellists. (my two cats are names Pablo and Jackie) Fournier, while probably the least famous is my favorite of these interpretations. Jackie Du Pre is my hero. Now I REALLY can't wait for the shipment.

Hazel Smith's picture


Brianna: Do you know what instrument Fournier was playing. I thought it had the warmest sound. I wasn't sure whether I liked his execution or whether I was being seduced by the tone of his cello.

I've heard YoYo Ma play Jacqueline du Pre's Davidoff Stradivarius.


I don't know what he's playing. I don't know much about him beyond the basics in his bios.

kellybunny - Ottawa's picture


Just like slipping on a pair of toasty warm socks and sitting back with a lovely cup of tea on a chilly autumn day. I do love Bach.

Even better, I just checked my account and it finally says September Shipped! Yay! We should be receiving a package in the mail soon! Hopefully it don't get held up too long at customs. I don't have a clue what the colour or patterns will be this time, but I do know that I will LOVE it! I have yet to be disappointed.

Happy knitting everybody!