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06 December 2013

Cue of the Week: “The Great Equalizer”

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This piece’s title probably suggests Smith and Wesson firearms, but the scene is actually about blindfolds. These are the means by which sight-impaired fencers insure a fair competition, putting them on equal (albeit highly challenging) ground.

The music, for solo cello with piano, accompanies Catherine Bolton’s reflecting upon her first panicky experience with a blindfold – an initial step on her path towards championship in this unusual sport.

(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)

The Great Equalizer

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