The Dancing Master and the Virtuoso - two Scottish Enlightenment Cellists

McGuinness, D. (d./p.), Greenberg, D. (v.), Lawson, G. (v.) and McGillivray, A. (v.) (2010) The Dancing Master and the Virtuoso - two Scottish Enlightenment Cellists. [Performance]

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Abstract

The two most celebrated cellists of 18th century Scotland, James Oswald and Christoff Schetky, played and composed for a world where the boundary between folk music and art music did not exist. From his original role as a dancing master, James Oswald's ambition led him first to become the doyen of Edinburgh composers, and later one of the great commercial successes of London cultural life, collecting and publishing traditional tunes as well as his own compositions. Schetky arrived in Edinburgh from Darmstadt in 1772, and during his long career as the Edinburgh Musical Society's principal cellist he encountered amongst many others two other musicians of unusual gifts: the exuberant and unpredictable fiddler 'Red Rob' Mackintosh, and the cellist and theorist John Gunn.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Music
Additional Information:Event: Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, France, 28 May - 2nd June, 2010.
Performed in the Theatre Beauvaisis, Sunday May 30th.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGuinness, Dr David
Authors: McGuinness, D. (d./p.), Greenberg, D. (v.), Lawson, G. (v.), and McGillivray, A. (v.)
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
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