Cellist Zuill Bailey – On Nico Muhly and Ernest Bloch

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“I think this is one of the finest-sounding recordings I’ve ever heard,” said cellist Zuill Bailey. “The acoustics are so off the charts – the way they’ve mapped out the orchestra and captured the cello within the fabric of that.”
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Released by Steinway & Sons, the sound quality goes far beyond the notion of being there. It is more about sharing the artist’s chair, being at one with his magnificent 1693 Matteo Gofriller cello, and reacting to the instruments surrounding you. “It’s how my cello sounds when I’m actually playing it,” said Mr. Bailey.

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CD – Muhly and Bloch

“The cello I play is unique in many regards. It’s one of the great cellos on earth, in that it’s made by one of the most notable cello makers, Matteo Gofriller [1659–1742]. It was the cello that was in the Budapest String Quartet for forty years.”

The Budapest String QuartetThe Budapest String Quartet – Josef Roisman (violin), Alexander Schneider (violin), Mischa Schneider (with the 1693 Matteo Gofriller cello), and Boris Kroyt (viola).

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