Hermann Cello Concerto (piano reduction) performed by Clive Greensmith and Beth Nam.
Following Pál tells the story of Pál Hermann who was an up and coming cellist and composer in the 1920's and '30's. He had so much potential to make a mark on the music scene in Europe, but his life, and his work, were cut short when he was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp. His only daughter, who is in her 80's now, recently discovered the sheet music to his unfinished masterwork, a cello concerto. Her son, Paul van Gastel, has been working with the Liszt Franz Academy in Budapest and Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles to complete his concerto and re-present Hermann's music to the world. Though they never got the chance to meet, it has become Paul's mission to honor his grandfather by finishing his story and recovering his legacy.