Blog post 3: Upon the launch of Richard Gwilt's Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.

Blog post 3: Upon the launch of Richard Gwilt's Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.

María Alejandra Solana (MAS) speaks with Dutch 'cellist Detmar Leertouwer (DL) upon the launch of the first ever video recording of Richard Gwilts Fantasia for 'Cello Alone.


MAS: Before we get to the first recording, actually video recording of the 'Fantasia', please tell us about the start of this wonderful project. How did you get in touch with the music?
DL: Well, it all started with a Matthäus Passion performance with 'Ensemble la Fontaine' in November (!) of 2004 in Basel in which......

Blog post 2: Last concert.

Blog post 2: Last concert.

We would like to share a talk between Don del Mar (DdM) and Dutch 'cellist Detmar Leertouwer (DL) about his upcoming solo concert, learn more about the music and about his ideas.

DdM: Yesterday you performed three Brahms sonatas, tomorrow you will play 5 Beethoven sonatas and on Wednesday you will play a solo concert. Please, tell us some more!
DL: I know what you mean, it seems a sort of marathon, 3 concerts with 3 different programmes within 5 days. The reason is the following......

Blog post 1: Beethoven sonatas, all of them.

Blog post 1: Beethoven sonatas, all of them.

Interview with Duo Rueda/Leertouwer about preparing and performing the whole cycle of 5 sonatas for (forte)piano and 'cello with period instruments.

DdM: Please tell us about how you first met.
ER: We met in the Spring of 2013 at a contemporary music event at the Los Andes University in Bogotá where........
DL: Well, actually it started in Basel about twenty years ago. That is funny to tell, in retrospect.
ER: Yes, you are right. My little son of then 2 years old was so clever to push the 'cello case with inside the 'cello of Detmar. That is to say......