Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rastrelli Cello Quartett

Rastrelli Cello Quartett
from Finland

Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion

their Dave Brubeck's Take Five


their Milonga del Angel of Astor Piazzolla

A fun, silly romp 12th Street Rag/Euday L. Bowman where the Quartett gets very Benny Hill


Their click here website (offering 3 language choices)

"Each of us learned to say the word cello before we learned to say our own names.

However, since meeting in Stuttgart, Germany in spring 2002, and later, performing together, we ended up forgetting the name of our instrument. Our ensemble's repertoire consists entirely of transcriptions, music not intended to be performed on the cello.

Our goal is to make the listener hear the saxophone playing in The Melody by Sokolov, to make a ragtime-battered piano sound in a silent movie, to let them hear Piazzola play the bandoneon again..."

Maybe it's the hair or smile, but occasionally musician Kirill Timofeev visually reminds me of Pawel Szajda the actor playing Pawel in Under A Tuscan Sun. The four lovely musicians: Kira Kraftzoff, Sergio Drabkine, Kirill Timofeev, Misha Degtjareff

The Cello Player: Modigliani 1920