How often does our music look like a mess, with dozens of pencil scribbles which are hard to pay attention to? Instead of marking up a score with many stages of annotations and corrections, I use these colorful Post-it stickers. The clear part goes right over the notes and is perfect for fingerings and other short ideas to jot down. The colorful part draws your attention so you can’t miss it, which is perfect for “current” mistakes. Once the issue is corrected, take the sticker off and the score is much cleaner! In the photo, I made a note to pay attention to a modulation into E minor and to arpeggiate a chord when repeating a section of a Bach Partita.
Quite simply (and irrespective of the particular novelty factor here) this is Bach playing of the highest order. … Listening to Bindman’s recording, I was immediately struck by the mellifluous beauty and sensitivity of her renditions of these iconic cello works; that she has transcribed them so well and plays them with such assurance, grace and finesse makes this 2CD set an easy choice for my Recording of the Month.