SIEBEN ZERSCHMETTERTE VIOLONCELLI op.672 (July 2015)

A concert piece for solo cello inspired by a sculpture by Arman
Published by: Highbridge Music
Commissioned by: The Kronberg Festival
Instrumentation: solo cello

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Duration: 7 mins
First Performance: Benedict Kloeckner cello in the Stadtshalle, Kronberg, October 2nd 2015

Notes

Composer’s note: ‘In 2015 I was asked by the Kronberg Festival to write a short piece for solo cello inspired by a sculpture in bronze, ‘Music Power’ by von Arman (b. USA 1928) that was to be exhibited in the Victoria Park there.  I was sent a photo of the work and saw what looked like seven old cellos piled up as if in a funeral pyre. What was Arman’s thought behind this? A book ‘The Chronicle of Jazz’ told me that in 1928 an attempt was made to incorporate the cello into jazz which prompted me to attempt a work in that idiom.

Performances

10th December 2019
- 12th December 2019
Benedict Kloeckner, Howard Blake (others tba), Leipzig

A second album of cello-based chamber music to follow up on the succesful 'Diversions' CD of 2015

2nd October 2015 Benedict Koeckner solo cello, Kronberg Academy

Related Works


'SIEBEN ZERSCHMETTERTE VIOLONCELLI' op.672a (July 2015)
Solo violin concert-piece (transcription from cello)
'SIEBEN ZERSCHMETTERTE VIOLONCELLI' op.698 (February 2018)
A transcription for solo viola of the work originally for cello

Related Autobiography Chapters


'The Land of Counterpane' - an animated film with music (2015)

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