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The Cellists that Time Forgot

Robin Stowell

Professor Robin Stowell will be joining Julian Lloyd Webber on BBC Radio 3 to help uncover the music and histories of four forgotten cellists.

Set for broadcast at 12.15pm on Saturday 28th January, The Cellists that Time Forgot will examine the story of the cellists, look at how the art of the cellist has changed through the centuries, and introduce rare and relatively unheard recordings.

The programme will examine: Felix Salmond (1888-1952), a cellist whose career was overshadowed by the disastrous first performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Milos Sadlo (1912-2003), a cellist who re-introduced the long lost Haydn C major Concerto to the world after it was rediscovered in Prague in 1961, Antonio Janigro (1918-198), an Italian cellist who held a professorship at Zagreb Conservatory and formed the widely recorded I Soloisti di Zagreb, and Leonard Rose (1918-1984), an American cellist with a distinguished recording career who went on to be one of the world’s leading pedagogues.

Professor Robin Stowell is the Director of the University’s Centre for Research into Historically-Informed Performance and has written extensively on musicology and performance practice. He recently directed two workshops in historical performance, one with pupils from the William Mathias Music Service in Bangor and one with members of the Welsh Sinfonia in Cardiff.

The other interviewees on The Cellists that Time Forgot will be music historian Tully Potter and cellist & conductor Kenneth Woods.