Xenia

Xenia

Though surely there are enough cellists in the world to avoid the necessity of it, recording technology means that if you want to play chamber music all by your lonesome, you can. Cellist Stephanie Winters gives it a whirl on her “solo” CD release Through the Storm. Though arguably less stylistically adventurous than that other multi-tracking cellist (yes, I’m talking ’bout you, Maya), Winters takes an interpretive crack at music from Ornette Coleman to Bela Bartok and sprinkles in several of her own compositions. This featured track, by James Winters and arranged by disc producer Alan Williams, is a moody, cinematic essay for which one cellist wears four faces.

—MS

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