Until our LCS OnLine Series is able to resume, we offer in its place a viewing of the eight part series called William Pleeth: A Life in Music on Sundays at 5 PM, beginning Sunday 21st February. These films were produced in 1996 by our London Cello Society Chair Selma Gokcen, and issued on the Cello Classics label www.celloclassics.com  If you have not yet seen them, you are in for a treat.

The series was conceived in celebration of the eightieth birthday of the legendary teacher and cellist who taught for many years at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Snape. Captured in some of his finest work with young cellists, he covers major repertoire for the cello in elegant and entertaining classes which reveal a lifetime of musical insights.

The link will go out each Friday before the following Sunday’s viewing at 5 PM.

Each one-hour film will be available to view for one week only after the initial showing.

Vol 1  Brahms Sonata in F op 99 /  Sunday 21 February 2021
Vol 2  Barber Sonata, op 6 / Sunday 28 February 2021
Vol 3  Elgar Concerto in E minor, op 85  / Sunday 7 March 2021
Vol 4  Beethoven Sonata in C, op 102, no 1 / Sunday 14 March  2021

Vol 5  Haydn Concerto in D major /  Sunday 21 March 2021
Vol 6  Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations 6 / Sunday 28 March 2021
Vol 7  Beethoven Sonata in A major, op 69 / Sunday 11 April 2021
Vol 8  Dvorak Concerto in B minor / Sunday 18 April  2021

On Sunday April 25th we will offer a bonus surprise not produced as part of the series.

The London Cello Society thanks Sebastian Comberti and www.celloclassics.com for the privilege of showing these films as part of our LCS OnLine series.