In the spirit of her spellbinding new album Heliopause (now available on Erased Tapes) and previous work alongside pianist Nils Frahm (7fingers) and violinist Alex Stolze (Solo Collective: Part One), we asked cellist Anne Müller to make us a mixtape of songs that star her chosen instrument. Care to guess who made the cut twice?
AUKAI – LA JOYA
I’m a big fan of Markus Sieber’s music.
BEN LUKAS BOYSEN – FABRIZIO
Ben Lukas Boysen’s music is so emotional.
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH – CELLO CONCERTO NO.2, 1. LARGO
One of my favorite cello concertos, sounding so rich and modern. It was written for Mstislav Rostropovich. His interpretation is the best one.
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH – CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1, 3. ALLEGRETTO
I couldn’t decide which cello concert from Shostakovich I like more, so this is the last movement of the other concert he wrote…. I guess I’m a Shostakovich fan.
NILS FRAHM – SPELLS
Long live the Loop.
NILS FRAHM + ANNE MÜLLER – LET MY KEY BE C
I think we did quite good.
ARVO PÄRT – FRATRES
There are different versions of this piece; this one is for a cello ensemble. When I was 14 years old, the 12 cellists of the Berliner Philharmonie organised a huge cello orchestra (a cellisimo grandioso) of almost 400 cellists and I was one of them. We played this arrangement.
JÓHANN SEBASTIAN BACH – SUITE FOR SOLO CELLO NO. 2 IN D MINOR, 1. PRÉLUDE
I love Bach — especially his six solo suites. Jean-Guihen Queyras plays this piece really beautifully; his sound and interpretation is very special.
AND THE GOLDEN CHOIR – MY HEAVEN IS LOST
Beautiful song; amazing voice and cello (no other strings) orchestra atmospheres.
LOCAS IN LOVE – PACKEIS
This a little treasure of German indie music — short and sweet. I love this song.