Martin Rummel

(c) 2016
Credits: filmed by No-te

Reger: Cello Suite No. 2, Gavotte

I like the physical feeling of producing the sound of the cello. You need your whole body to make a good sound. For example: It is important what you do with your legs – against most people’s belief. Cellists also literally hug their instrument. It is thus important that the creation of the sound is within the radius of our movements. From there, the sound starts traveling – into the microphone or towards the audience. Reger’s Solo Suites don’t explain themselves straight away, they have to be conquered and only then have a chance to win over an audience. In my view, they are not only beautiful but also important pieces of music, because they are the first solo pieces for cello after the Bach Suites.
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