Richard Rodney Bennett
Publisher: Novello & Co
Duo Concertante (1985),
commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival with additional funds from South West Arts and the Royal Over-Seas League for Nicholas Cox and Vanessa Latarche
Novello & Co Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Piano + 1 Instrument
This work was commissioned by Nicholas Cox and Vanessa Latarche, who requested a brilliant Duo Concertante of medium length - and this is exactly how the piece turned out.
It plays for about 10 minutes and is in three linked sections, Presto - Andante - Vivo. There are short solo cadenzas for each instrument and a double cadenza before the last section.
Duo Concertante was written in New York City in August and September 1985.
Nicholas Cox (clarinet), Ian Buckle (piano)