SOLILOQUY FOR SOLO CELLO op.712 (April 2020)

A piece for solo cello
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Benedict Kloeckner
Instrumentation: solo cello

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Duration: 6 mins
First Performance: Benedict and I exchanged phone calls at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic - April 3rd 2020. I was in London and he was in Paris. As he was ringing off he asked if I might be interested in writing a solo cello piece and I said I would.  He seemed very pleased and this encouraged me to start work immediately. I finished it on 6th April and sent it by PDF to him in Paris. He has promised to work at it and send me a recording. I await developments! (9th April)


19th July 2020 Benedict Kloeckner Cellist Founder & Artistic Director Internationales Musikfestival Koblenz, Kloster Eberbach,Germany

Howard writes: 'Written in the midst of the Corona virus lockdown Benedict opened his solo cello recital with 'Soliloquy' my new piece composed at his request - which expressively reflects the tragedy of the times but ends on a note of hope for the future.

Benedict wrote :'There is a review of your new cello solo piece in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, which is one of the most important newspapers in Germany. People loved your piece!!


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