A lovely film by Myles O’Reilly of Reiseger/Fraanje/Sylla performing in the music department of Ludwig Beck in Munich. I’ve known Ernst Reijseger’s versatile cello improvising for many years, with Trio Clusone, Uri Caine, Tenore e Cuncordu de Orosei and Werner Herzog. Sometimes he plucks, sometimes he bows and sometimes he picks it up and strums it like a guitar. But this trio is new to me; heartfelt collaborations and inventions, full of surprises. They’re playing tonight, November 16, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the same bill as the Arild Andersen Quintet.

This is another film by Myles O’Reilly, this time a solo concert by Ernst Reiseger. It’s an excerpt from Encounter At Teatro Valle which tells the story of the occupation of Rome’s oldest working theatre by protesters opposed to plans to turn it into a hotel, and a benefit concert by 100 cellists.

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