Shall We Continuo? A Musical Conversation

Shall We Continuo? A Musical Conversation

If you've attended an 18th-century opera at the Met within the last 30 years, chances are that the cellist you heard accompanying the recitatives (or “recits”) so beautifully and effortlessly was David Heiss. Since he began playing with the MET Orchestra cello section in 1982, he's become the company's go-to continuo cellist.  Violinists Joanna Maurer and Christoph Franzgrote sat down with David recently to learn more about this intriguing specialty.

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