"Liebestod," a cello based on a design by Gofriller and completed in 2015, is a tribute to the Wagner opera, "Tristan und Isolde." The concept for the cello was created by cellist, Adrian Chan, who commissioned the instrument. Adrian also did the pastels inside of various scenes from the opera. On the scroll the two lovers are entwined in their last dying embrace. The tone is dark, but supple in the base; sweet and plaintive in the treble. The instrument responds to the slightest caress and swells into full voice with ease.
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