DIVERSIONS FOR CELLO AND PIANO op.167 (November 1973)

A concert suite in 9 movements - original version N/A
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Peter Willison
Instrumentation: cello and piano

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Duration: 23 mins
First Performance: Forsyth's Barn, Ansty, Cuckfield, Sussex. Peter Willison (cello), Howard Blake (piano), May 1974

Movements

  • 1: PRELUDE 1 minutes 28 seconds
    moderato
  • 2: SCHERZO 1 minutes 03 seconds
    vivace
  • 3: MARCH 2 minutes 43 seconds
    tempo di marcia
  • 4: WALTZ 2 minutes 08 seconds
    vivo
  • 5: ARIA 4 minutes 26 seconds
    andante espressivo
  • 6: SERENADE 2 minutes 30 seconds
    allegretto
  • 7: SARABANDE AND CADENZA 2 minutes 08 seconds
    lento non troppo
  • 8: FINALE 3 minutes 27 seconds
    vivo

Notes

The work was later extensively revised and scored for cello and orchestra with the advice and collaboration of Maurice Gendron (see 337)

Performances

June 1974 Peter Willison, Howard Blake, Purcell Room, London

As part of an 'all-Howard Blake' concert with Jack Rothstein, Kenneth Essex and Helen Watts.

Reviews


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2018

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