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Ruth Boden: Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff

by Ruth Boden

Released 2014
Washington State University Recording
Released 2014
Washington State University Recording
The music on this album represents a wide range of solo cello pieces which share a common element of freedom—a kind of quasi improvisation. From folk music to contemporary jazz classical/crossovers, there is something here for everyone.
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Off the Cuff features cellist Ruth Boden, an active, avid performer of contemporary music and pioneer in innovative performance. The concept for this album was inspired by the music of Zoltán Kodály, whose cello sonata features not only demanding technical passages, but also the challenge to allow the music to be free in a nature consistent with the folk music that Kodály so loved. The title Off the Cuff denotes Boden’s …
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