Virtuoso Concert Pieces for Solo Cello – Fantasy on a Brazilian theme
(Popular style Cello Song) – A Kaleidoscope of Modern Classical and Popular Pieces
The intentions of these pieces from the albums “Virtuoso Concert Pieces for Solo Cello” (A Kaleidoscope of Modern Classical and Popular Pieces) are quite simple: to produce extremely ‘useful pieces’ for the solo violoncello in a wide variety of twentieth century styles. It should be emphasised that the front title deliberately advocates that these are all concert and recital pieces and that is to be again endorsed now in these notes, but seeing that unfortunately the twentieth century as a whole produced a dearth of cello literature in the form of studies of different twentieth-century styles which could make worthy study for intermediate-advanced, music college and certainly professional levels also, these pieces are being considered as valuable contributions to contemporary cello playing and teaching, and all have received public performances by quite different kinds of cellists.
So there are some fifteen works in all. It should be obvious therefore that this publication should not be seen as a tutor or method book on cello playing, and neither is there any suggested order to master and perform these pieces, although it could well be sensible to group together several ‘like-minded ones’ in performance according to the type of musical concert being offered. All of the pieces are dedicated to cellists of well-varying nationalities (see the individual piece notes), but is hoped that there will not merely be ‘something for everybody’, but ‘much for all’!
All pieces are presented in specially computer edited versions, thanks to Javier Navascués. Each piece comes with programme notes.
A note from David:
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