Raised in a family of cellists, Mark Kosower might have pursued a different career, but he knew by the age of four that “cello was it.” By college, he also knew he wanted to teach, “not only to help somebody learn an instrument, and not only to become a better musician, but also because you influence them personally, too – what music can do for you as a human being.” In this conversation with KRWG’s Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin, Kosower discusses his life as a cellist and as a teacher, and along with LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein, analyzes the music elements and background to Edward Elgar’s famous Cello Concerto, which they’ll perform this weekend with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, the “Eroica,” is also on the program for the weekend concerts.
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