This is an assortment of various samples of my cello playing that are floating around the ‘net, some from very long ago, when the internet was young and innocent. Most (probably all, actually) are taken from rehearsals, with a portable recorder, just as “work-in-progress” recordings. They’re all pretty painful for me to listen to; I’m reasonably sure that all recorders have special circuitry that make you play worse as soon as you hit the “Record” button.
- Antonín Dvořák’s “Dumky” Trio
- The first movement of Mendelssohn’s first piano trio.
- The third and fourth movements of Brahms’s first piano trio.
- “Oblivion”, by Astor Piazzolla.
- “Revolucionario”, by Astor Piazzolla.
- Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings”, played entirely on the wrong instruments.
- Bill Evans’s “Interplay”, arranged by me for cello duet. Includes improvising.
- An arrangement of the Pachelbel Canon, arranged for solo cello by Corbin Keep.
- “The Desert and The Parched Land”, by Dave Brubeck
- “Bluette”, by Dave Brubeck
I like to think that my special gift is to make things sound more difficult than they actually are.