|Excerpt shows musical understanding, instinct and imagination||00h:02m:10s|
|Vocal quality (recitative), but in tempo||00h:02m:20s|
|Make the rubato subtle||00h:02m:53s|
|Rubato should feel natural, not jarring||00h:03m:01s|
|Fortes and fortissimos and not all created equal||00h:03m:39s|
|Look to the harmony for cues to musical nuance - tension or repose||00h:03m:50s|
|Suspensions, appogiaturas or unexpected chromaticism provide oppotunities to show finesse||00h:04m:47s|
|Can choose to emphasize verticality around cadences||00h:05m:30s|
|Longer notes still need to indicate direction - bow use, vibrato or both||00h:05m:58s|
Brant Taylor, Cellist of the Chicago Symphony, plays and discusses the Recitative from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Ludwig van Beethoven
SYMPHONY NO. 9 ("CHORAL")
Recorded Date: 25-04-2013
Born in New York, Brant Taylor began cello studies at the age of eight. His varied career includes solo appearances and collaborations with leading chamber musicians throughout North America, Europe and Asia, as well as orchestral, pedagogical and popular music activities. After one year as a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Taylor was appointed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by Daniel Barenboim in 1998. He has appeared regularly with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and on the CSO's contemporary chamber music series MusicNOW.
From 1992–97, Mr. Taylor was cellist of the award-winning Everest Quartet. In 1997, Mr. Taylor was a Fellow with the New World Symphony. He has returned to appear as soloist with New World, as well as to teach and participate in audition training seminars. In 2002, Mr. Taylor began a seven-year association with the band Pink Martini.
Mr. Taylor is a frequent performer and teacher at music festivals. Active as a teacher of both cello and chamber music, Mr. Taylor serves on the faculty of the DePaul University School of Music. He has also been a faculty member at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts and Northwestern University's National High School Music Institute. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music and a performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music. His Master of Music is from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Taylor's primary teachers have been Janos Starker and Paul Katz.