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Ben Swartz

Musician


Boston, MA
Cello, Baroque cello, and viola da gamba
22 Played at 22 groupmuses!

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Traditional Repertoire

Sonatas with harpsichord
Jacob Herman Klein – Eighteen Sonatas for Violoncello Solo (Book 3), Op. 1 (1716)
Giovanni Platti – 12 Cello Sonatas (1725)
Jean Barriere – Six Sonatas for Baroque Cello (Livre 1) (1733)
Willem de Fesch – Six Cello Sonatas, Op. 8 (1736)
Antonio Vivaldi – Six Cello Sonatas, Op. 17 (1740)
Francisco Geminiani – Six Sonatas for Cello and Basso Continuo, Op. 5 (1746)
Jacob Herman Klein – Six Sonatas for Violoncello Solo, Op. 4 (1746)
J.S. Bach – Three Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord
- Sonata No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1027 (ca. 1740)
- Sonata No. 2 in D Major, BWV 1028 (1753)
- Sonata No. 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 (1753)
Stefano Galeotti – Six Sonatas for Baroque Cello (1765)
Salvatore Lanzetti – Six Cello Sonatas, Op. 5 (no date)


Sonatas with piano
Giovani Sammartini [possibly by Martin Berteau?] – Sonata in G Major (mid-18th century)
François Francœr – Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in E Major, trans. Arnold Trowell (mid-18th century)
Luigi Boccherini
- Sonata No. 1 in A Major, G.4 (ca. 1780)
- Sonata No. 2 in C Major, G. 6 (ca. 1780)
- Sonata No. 5 in F Major, G. 1 (ca. 1780)
Rayner Taylor – Six Sonatas for Violoncello and Fortepiano (ca. 1790)
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1 (1796)
- Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69 (1808)
- Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1 (1815)
Felix Mendelssohn – Sonata for Piano and Violoncello No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58 (1843)
Frédéric Chopin – Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 (1846)
Johannes Brahms
- First Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in E minor, Op. 38 (1862-65)
- Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 (arr. cello in D Major by Julius Klengel) (1879)
- Second Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in F Major, Op. 99 (1886)
Antonín Dvořák – Violin Sonatina in G Major, Op. 100 (1893)
Léon Boëllmann – Cello Sonata, Op. 40 (1897)
Claude Debussy – Sonata for Violoncello and Piano in D minor (1915)
Gabriel Fauré – Cello Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 109 (1917)
Samuel Barber – Cello Sonata, Op. 6 (1932)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40 (1934)
David Diamond – Violin Sonata No. 1 (arr. Swartz) (1943-46)
Sergey Prokofiev – Cello Sonata, Op. 119 (1949)


Shorter pieces with piano
Giovanni Pergolese – Tre giorni son che Nina (arr. Borch)
J.S. Bach – Arioso from Cantata No. 156 (arr. Merle J. Isaac)
J.S. Bach/Charles Gounod – Ave Maria based on Bach Prelude in C
Niccolò Paganini – “Moses” Variations on One String (1818)
Felix Mendelssohn – Song Without Words, Op. 109 (arr. for cello)
David Popper – Spinning Song, Op. 55 (no date)
Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne de Chopin (arr. François Servais)
Camille Saint-Saëns – Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43 (1873)
Max Bruch – Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 (1881)
Camille Saint-Saëns – The Swan (1886)
Antonín Dvořák – Silent Woods (“Klid”), Op. 68, No. 5 (1883/93)
Gabriel Fauré
- Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1 (1878)
- Élégie, Op. 24 (1883)
- Sicilienne, Op. 78 (1898)
- Papillon, Op. 77 (1898)
Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune (1905)
Paul Juon – Cello Sonata, Op. 54, Movement II. Andantino (1912)
Maurice Ravel – Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra): No. 1, Kaddish (1914)
Manuel de Falla – Ritual Fire Dance and Dance of Terror, from “El amor brujo”
Heitor Villa-Lobos – O Canto do Cisne Negro (Song of the Black Swan) W122 (1916)
Ernest Bloch – Jewish Life Suite (1925)
Lukas Foss – Capriccio for Violoncello and Piano (1948)
Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Nikolai Kapustin
- Elegy for Cello and Piano, Op. 96 (1999)
- Burlesque, Op. 97 (1999)
- Nearly Waltz, Op. 98 (1999)
Kevin Puts – Air for cello and piano (2004)


Solo cello
H.I.F. Biber – Passacaglia from Sonata XVI in G minor (arr. Swartz) (1674)
Giovanni Battista degli Antonii – 12 Ricercate, Op. 1 (1687)
- Ricercar III in F Major
- Ricercar X in G minor
Domenico Gabrielli – Sette Ricercari per violoncello (Seven Ricercares for Cello) (1689)
J.S. Bach – Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1007-12 (1717-1723)
Jean-Louis Duport – Études pour violoncello, Nos. 7 & 8 (1806)
Alfredo Piatti – 12 Caprices for Solo Cello, Op. 25 (1865)
David Popper – selections from High School of Cello Playing, Op. 73 (1901-05)
Zoltán Kodály – Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8 (1915)
Paul Hindemith – Cello Sonata, Op. 25 No. 3 (1922)
Gaspar Cassadó – Solo Suite (1926)
Alexander Tcherepnin – Suite for Cello Solo (1946)
Gyorgi Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello (1948-53)
Benjamin Britten – Cello Suites
- Solo Cello Suite No. 1, Op. 72 (1964)
- Solo Cello Suite No. 2, Op. 80 (1967)
- Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Op. 87 (1971)
Roger Sessions – Six Pieces for Cello Solo (1966)
Krzysztof Penderecki – Capriccio per Siegfried Palm (1968)
Christopher Rouse – Morpheus (1975)
Peter Sculthorpe – Requiem for Cello Alone (1979)
John Tavener – Thrinos (1990)
John Harbison – Suite for Solo Cello (1993)
Mark O’Connor – Appalachia Waltz (1993)
Meira W. Warshauer – In Memoriam September 11, 2001 (2001)
Ayala Asherov-Kalus – Yizkor (2002)

Electroacoustic works for cello
Carl Vine – Inner World for cello and pre-recorded tape (1994)
Jacob ter Veldhuis (“JacobTV”)
- May This Bliss Never End for Cello, Piano, and Recording (1996)
- TaTaTaTa for Cello and Ghettoblaster (1998)
Javier Alvarez – Le Repas du Serpent & Retour a la Raison for cello, pre-recorded tape, and projections (2002)
Steve Reich – Cello Counterpoint for cello and multi-track CD (2003)
Rama Gottfried – Fluorescence for solo violoncello, wave field synthesis, and high-order ambisonics (2012)
Tom Williams – Dart for solo cello, live electronics, fixed media, and delays (2012)

Audio

Performed groupmuses (22)

Music at the B&B

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • South Medford, Medford

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This groupmuse happened 18 days ago

Music at the B&B

  • Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 5:30 PM
  • South Medford, Medford

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This groupmuse happened 4 months ago

Chamber Music with the Moons

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 3:30 PM
  • Arlington

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This groupmuse happened about 1 year ago

Couperin to Cage: Fenway GroupMuse

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 PM
  • Fenway/Kenmore, Boston Boston, MA
This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

West Roxbury Baroque!

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 3:00 PM
  • West Roxbury, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened almost 2 years ago

American string quartets in JP

  • Friday, February 24, 2017, at 7:30 PM
  • Pondside, JP

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This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

JP's Rhythm & Muse - 1st JP Community Circle Groupmuse (all welcome)

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 7:30 PM
  • Pondside, JP

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This groupmuse happened about 3 years ago

Early Music at the Curry House (Baroque recorders, viola da gamba, harpsichord)

  • Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 7:30 PM
  • Jamaica Hills / Pond, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Groupmuse!

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 9:00 PM
  • North Cambridge, Cambridge Cambridge, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Sound Energy comes to Curry House

  • Friday, October 9, 2015, at 7:30 PM
  • Jamaica Hills / Pond, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Early Music Groupmuse on Sunday, October 4

  • Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 5:00 PM
  • Jamaica Plain, Boston Jamaica Plain, MA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

WBUR On Tap Groupmuse!

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 5:30 PM
  • North Brookline, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Arjun's first Groupmuse

  • Friday, September 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM
  • Tufts, Somerville Somerville, MA

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This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago

Summer nights at Brainerd Manor

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 7:00 PM
  • Allston, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Groupmuse at the Gallery featuring Britten's Complete Cello Suites

  • Friday, June 26, 2015, at 7:30 PM
  • Cambridgeport, Cambridge Cambridge, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Boozemuse at the Curry House

  • Friday, May 8, 2015, at 7:30 PM
  • Jamaica Hills / Pond, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Bring on Spring!

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 8:00 PM
  • Jamaica Plain, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Stone Ave Gets Classy

  • Friday, March 20, 2015, at 8:00 PM
  • Prospect Hill, Somerville Somerville, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Groupmuse at the IFH

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 8:00 PM
  • Back Bay West, Boston Boston, MA

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This groupmuse happened over 4 years ago

Maya and Naju's bday party!

  • Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 3:30 PM
  • Brighton, Boston Brighton, MA
This groupmuse happened almost 5 years ago