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Publisher: Chester Music

Cello Concerto No. 1 (2001)
commissioned by William and Rebecca Krueger for cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
30 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Programme Note
Philip Glass Cello Concerto No. 1 (2001)
Preview the score:

  • Ensemble
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Julian Lloyd Webber (vc), Evelyn Glennie (timp), Jonathan Haas (timp)
    Gerard Schwarz
    Orange Mountain Music:
  • 14 NOV 2014
    Theatre de l'Archipel Perpigan, France
    Conservatoire de Perpignan
    Daniel Tosi, conductor
  • 22 MAR 2013
    Staatstheater Stuttgart, Germany
    Orchestra of the Staatstheater Stuttgart
  • 30 SEP 2010
    Cello Concerto No. 1 Country Premiere
    Groningen, Holland
    Noord Nederlands Orkest
    Michael Jurowski, conductor

    Other Dates:
    1 October - Groningen, Holland
  • 15 AUG 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Cabrillo Music Festival
    Wendy Sutter; Marin Alsop, conductor
  • 30 JUL 2010
    Quito, Ecuador
    Youth Orchestra of Americas
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2,3 August - Lima, Peru
  • 30 JUL 2010
    Arlington, VA
    Youth Orchestra of the Americas
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

    Other Dates:
    31 July; 1-3 August - Arlington, VA
  • 21 JUN 2010
    Brussels Philharmonic
  • 03 NOV 2007
    San Diego, USA
    La Jolla Symphony

    Other Dates:
    4 November - San Diego, USA
  • 18 MAR 2007
    Suginami Kokaido Hall, Japan
    Post Komaba Orchestra
  • 08 DEC 2006
    UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, La Jolla, California, USA
    La Jolla Symphony
    Wendy Sutter; Steven Schick, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9 December - UCSD Mandeville Auditorium, La Jolla, California, USA
  • 08 APR 2006
    Usher Hall, Edinburgh
    Edinburgh Youth Orchestra
    Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Garry Walker, conductor

    Other Dates:
    9 April - Music Hall, Aberdeen
    11 April - Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow
  • 26 MAY 2005
    Brighton Festival 2005
    Concert Hall, Brighton
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Julian Lloyd Webber; David Charles Abell, conductor
  • 21 OCT 2001
    Cello Concerto No. 1 World Premiere
    Beijing Festival
    Beijing, China
    China Philharmonic Orchestra
    Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Yu Long, conductor

In this vibrant work [...] rhythm is key. Once the classic Glass arpeggios get started, there are few opportunities to stop for breath. Much of the load rests on the soloist who has a long virtuosic cadenza at the start and plays throughout the piece. [...] The first and last movements were the most successful...
Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman,11/04/2006
Philip Glass's Cello Concerto is more dogged in the way it pursues its rhythmic patterns. The tone is dark, even sombre...
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph,31/05/2005
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