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Publisher: Novello & Co

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1970),
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1970
Duration
26 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
cello
Alternate Orchestration
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Arthur Bliss Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1970),
I have always wanted to write some music for solo cello and orchestra, ever since as a young man I played through the classic repertoire for the instrument with my cellist brother, Howard. But it is only now that the decisive impulse has come, as a result of a suggestion form Mstislav Rostropovich. I sketched out the music in the spring of 1969, and on his acceptance of the dedication, "To Mstislav Rostropovich with admiration and gratitude", made the final full score this March. It is a light-hearted work, at any rate in the first and third movements, and is scored for a Mozartian orchestra, with the addition of harp and celesta. There are no problems for the listener - only for the soloist!
© 1970 Sir Arthur Bliss

  • Ensemble
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Arto Noras cello
    Conductor
    Sir Charles Groves, Paavo Berglund, Vernon Handley, Malcolm Arnold, Marcus Dods
  • Ensemble
    English Northern Philharmonia
    Soloist(s)
    Tim Hugh, cello
    Conductor
    David Lloyd Jones
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