PRELUDE FOR SOLO CELLO op.643 (December 2012)

Concert work adapted from the prelude to the dramatic oratorio 'Benedictus' for solo viola
Published by: Highbridge Music
Instrumentation: for solo cello

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Duration: 6 mins
First Performance: FP scheduled Gasteig Munich 13 October 2013 Benedict Kloeckner


29th October 2013 Benedict Kloeckner and Howard Blake, The Music Room, 45 Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington, London

A programme of Howard Blake's music on his 75th birthday

19th October 2013 Benedict Kloeckner cello and Danae Dorken piano, Gasteig Munich

The recital included Howard Blake's 'Diversions' for cello and piano and the first performance of 'Prelude for Benedict' for solo cello, in an arrangement created specially for the occasion by the composer who was in attendance. The concert was a resounding success and, echoing the orchestral concerts with the Berlin Chamber Orchestra earlier in the year 'Archangel's Lullaby' was done as one of the encores. The event was recorded by Bavarian Radio.

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Vladimir Ashkenazy records the piano music for Decca (2013)

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