Honegger: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra H.72

$145.00 - $419.50
SKU:
EZ-2046
Weight:
0.65 LBS
Shipping:
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Difficulty:
Intermediate-Advanced
Instrumentation:
2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Cl(1dB.Cl), 2 Hn, 2 Tpt, Tba, Timp, Perc, Solo Cello, Strings
Duration:
15 minutes
Set of Parts:
Includes Strings count 4.4.3.3.2
ISMN:
979-0-706065-01-4
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Of the three concertante works that Honegger composed, this is the only one without a diminutive in the title. Ironically, it is one of Honegger's most light-hearted, even amusing scores.

It is tuneful and rhythmically vital.The soloist is given dramatic moments and showy displays. He croons some lovely melodies, sings a swinging little ditty, declaims passionately, but always maintains dignity. Honegger's writing for string instruments tended to be rather conservative. There is hardly a harmonic sounded nor a pizzicato plucked. The orchestration is transparent yet full blooded. The use of muted brass emphasizes the frequent hints of jazz sonorities.

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