Some Strings

New Music

Wendy Sutter – Songs and Poems for Solo Cello (Philip Glass) – I’m a fan of cello music (as a cello player myself) so this was on my wish list for a bit.  In the spirit of this acquisition, I present you with a non-random list of cello/small ensemble music I enjoy.  I’m sure there is some great cello music out there that I’m missing, so if you’re so inclined, leave any recommendations in the comments.

1. Yo-Yo Ma – Suite #2 in D minor, Prelude (J. S. Bach)

2. Kronos Quartet – Tenebrae (Osvaldo Golijov)

3. Wendy Sutter – Song V (Philip Glass)

4. Zoe Keating – We Insist

5. Apocolyptica – Farewell

Random Ten Songs

Nirvana – Curmudgeon
Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
White Stripes – Fell In Love With a Girl
Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Counting Crows – Up All Night
Wendy Sutter – Song VI (Philip Glass) – I swear this happened randomly
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – Witches Web
Foo Fighters – Time, Love, and Tenderness
(hed) P. E. – Swan Dive

Two Videos

Yo-Yo Ma – Suite #2 in D minor, Prelude (J. S. Bach)

Zoe Keating – Tetrishead

5 thoughts on “Some Strings

  1. This is one of my faves, Mak:
    Pablo Casals Plays J.S. Bach: The Six Cello Suites

    Looks like we’re all stealing the Random 10. :-)

    1. “Man Of The World” Fleetwood Mac The Collection
    2. “Train From Kansas City” Neko Case The Tigers Have Spoken
    3. “The Atrocities” Antony & The Johnsons Antony & The Johnsons
    4. “Back to Your Heart” Dinosaur Jr. Beyond
    5. “Avalon” Roxy Music Avalon
    6. “Please Please Girl” Flamin’ Groovies Shake Some Action
    7. “Please Stand Up” British Sea Power Open Season
    8. “Nothing From Nothing” Billy Preston The Ultimate Collection
    9. “I Just Want to Celebrate” Rare Earth The Best Of
    10. “Into The Open” Heartless Bastards All This Time
    bonus cut: “Truck Stop Girl” Little Feat Little Feat

  2. By the way, I really enjoyed that Zoe Keating clip.

    I was about to mention that you should explore the Kronos Quartet, but I notice you’re already familiar with them.

  3. 1. Black Wind Blowing — Billy Bragg and Wilco
    2. Overture (live) — The Who
    3. Under Her Spell — The Phones
    4. Melt Show (live) — Old 97’s
    5. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall — Bob Dylan
    6. Whispering Pines — Kelly Hogan and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
    7. Zooropa — U2
    8. Deliah (live) — Koerner Ray and Glover
    9. The Spider — Weezer
    10. I Still Miss Someone — Johnny Cash

    I’m continually blown away by your awesomely hard rockin lists. I feel like wimp when I post my country/folk/lo-fi songs (I have rockin songs too, really!)

  4. E-6,

    I’ve heard the Casals version is out of this world. Someday, when I think of it, I will think of it. Glad you liked the Zoe Keating video, it’s a real interesting setup she’s got (one cello + laptop), I hope she continues to explore that idea.


    What can I say, I was a child of the 90s, Kurt Cobain was our leader, we had no choice but to rock.

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