Nancy Green (cellist)

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Born1952 (age 68–69)
Boston
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Occupationcellist

Nancy Green is an American classical cellist. A prolific recording artist, Green has recorded over a dozen highly acclaimed CDs of the cello repertoire, highlighting previously unrecorded works as well as staples of the instrument's repertoire. She was the first cellist to record the Carlo Alfredo Piatti arrangement of Johannes Brahms's Hungarian Dances (Brahms)|Hungarian Dances[1],Donald Francis Tovey's sonata for solo cello[2], the complete works by Robert Fuchs, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Anton Arensky.

Early life and education

Green was born in Boston 1952, and started playing the cello at age eight. She attended the Juilliard School, studying primarily with Leonard Rose and Lynn Harrell, and frequently performing in the masterclasses of Mstislav Rostropovich[3]. In 1972, Green made her solo debut in New York City playing the Cello Concerto (Dvořák)|Dvorak Cello Concerto at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra. She subsequently was named Young Artist of the Year by Musical America, and won the Concert Artists Guild award to sponsor her first full New York recital. In addition to her studies at Juilliard, Green received a Rockefeller grant to study in London with the acclaimed cellist Jacqueline Du Pré. In addition to studying in London, Ms. Green spent time in Dusseldorf under the tutelage of Johannes Goritzki, having won the Schmolz-Bickenbach Award.

Career

Nancy Green has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Far East in concert halls such as Symphony Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, Alice Tully Hall in New York City, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Windsor Castle, and Wigmore Hall in London. She has recorded 16 CDs on numerous labels, such as JRI Recordings, Cello Classics, and Biddulph, and has recently withdrawn from the concert stage to focus exclusively on recording. Ms. Green became the first cellist to record the complete Hungarian Dances of Brahms arranged by Piatti, Donald Francis Tovey's sonata for solo cello, the complete works for cello and piano of Robert Fuchs, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Arensky[4]

In addition to recording, Ms. Green maintains an active teaching schedule. She was formally on faculty at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Guildhall School of Music and the Chetham's School of Music Chethams School of Music. In 1995, she joined the faculty at the University of Arizona[5]. Green now resides and teaches primarily in North Carolina. Her students have gone on to win major orchestral positions and attend esteemed institutions around the world, including the Juilliard School, the Moscow Conservatory, the Royal College of Music, and many more.

Ms. Green's collaborative partner, R. Larry Todd, has written numerous publications on their recordings. Their CD Felix Mendelssohn - The Complete Works for Cello and Piano was reviewed alongside Larry Todd's extensive liner notes in Cambridge University Press.[6]

Discography

  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Beethoven - The Complete Works for Cello & Piano (JRI Recordings J143)[7]
  • Nancy Green and R. Larry Todd: Mendelssohn’s Complete Works for Cello and Piano (JRI Recordings J138)[8]
  • Nancy Green and Tannis Gibson: Song of the Birds: Spanish & Latin Cello (Cello Classics CC1025)
  • Nancy Green: Jaguar Songs – 21st Century Cello by Paul Desenne (Cello Classics CC1026)
  • Nancy Green: Haydn Cello Concertos, Bucharest Chamber Soloists, Conductor – Eric Shumsky (JRI Recordings J129)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Arensky Complete Works for Cello and Piano and Rachmaninoff Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19 (JRI Recordings J120)
  • Nancy Green and Babette Hierholzer: Complete Works for Cello and Piano, Volume 1 by Ferdinand Ries (JRI Recordings J119)
  • Nancy Green and Tannis Gibson: DOHNÁNYI – KODÁLY – STRAUSS SONATAS (JRI Recordings J123)
  • Nancy Green: Two Sonatas for Solo Cello (JRI Recordings J112)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Two Sonatas for Piano and Cello - Johannes Brahms (JRI Recordings J111)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Schumann, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Britten (JRI Recordings J102)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Brahms and Schmidt (JRI Recordings J117)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: The Complete Works of Castelnuovo-Tedesco (JRI Recordings J132)
  • Nancy Green and Caroline Palmer: The Complete Works of Robert Fuchs for cello and piano (Biddulph Recordings LAW005)
  • Nancy Green and Franz-Josef Birk: BEETHOVEN – CHOPIN – BRUCH – FALLA – BACH/MOSCHELES (ATON Recordings A1)
  • Nancy Green and Frederick Moyer: Rachmaninov Sonata in G Minor for Piano and Cello, Op. 19 and Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso (GM Recordings)[9]
  • Nancy Green: Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 (MMO Records)[10]
  • Nancy Green: Lalo Cello Concerto (MMO Records)[11]


References

  1. "Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances; Schmidt / Nancy Gree ... - Jri Recordings (Formerly Jupiter): 12087600 | Buy from ArkivMusic". www.arkivmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  2. "Tovey, Kodály: Sonatas For Solo Cello / Nancy Gree ... - Jri Recordings (Formerly Jupiter): 12087532 | Buy from ArkivMusic". www.arkivmusic.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. Reel, James. "The Simpler Life". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  4. "JRI Recordings". www.jrirecordings.com. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  5. Reel, James. "The Simpler Life". Tucson Weekly. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  6. Geary, Jason (December 2015). "Felix Mendelssohn - The Complete Works for Cello and Piano Nancy Green vc, R. Larry Todd pf JRI Recordings 138, 2013 (1 CD: 76 minutes) Includes extensive liner notes by R. Larry Todd". Nineteenth-Century Music Review. 12 (2): 395–397. doi:10.1017/S1479409815000245. ISSN 1479-4098.
  7. Guerrieri, Matthew (28 September 2014). "Score. Mendelssohn, Lost and Found". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. p. N6. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. "JRI Recordings". www.jrirecordings.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  9. "GM 2012 - Rachmaninoff: SONATA IN G FOR PIANO & CELLO/Tchaikovsky: PEZZO CAPRICCIOSO". www.gmrecordings.com. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  10. HalLeonard.com. "Saint-Saëns – Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 33 - With a CD of Orchestral Accompaniment". Hal Leonard Online. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  11. HalLeonard.com. "Édouard Lalo – Violoncello Concerto in D minor". Hal Leonard Online. Retrieved 2019-07-25.

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