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What's New: Cello

Decca / Harald Hoffmann

Jean-Louis Duport played the cello. The sweetness and beauty of his tone is said to have surprised Voltaire, who supposedly quipped, "Monsieur Duport, you will make me believe in miracles, for I see that you can turn an ox into a nightingale."

We’ll hear from cellists Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Kloetzel, Caroline Stinson, Kate Dillingham, and Alisa Weilerstein – all could be miracle workers according to Voltaire’s summation – on today’s What’s New!

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Jean-Louis Duport

We'll hear music by Steven Stucky, Elena Ruehr, Osvaldo Golijov, Jennifer Higdon, Paul Moravec, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Elliott Carter on this episode.

What’s New is a production of WBAA Classical, a listener supported broadcast service of Purdue University.

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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