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Breaking the Silence : concerto for violoncello and chamber orchestra / George Palmer.
Also known as: Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
by George Palmer (2015)
The work is inspired by, and is an interpretation of, the most famous of all Japanese haikus, "The Frog" by 17th century Zen master, Matsuo Basho:
"Breaking the silence/of an ancient pond/ a frog jumped into water - a deep resonance".
The First Movement begins with a quiet meditation (Zazen), followed by the 'frog jumping' theme, quick and mischievous. The Second Movement is elegiac and traquil; the Third Movement is full of riotous energy. Great virtuosity and sensitivity are called for from the soloist.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (50p. -- B4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuoso cello
Duration: 22 min.
I. Zazan (Meditiation) - Kawasu tobikomo (frog jumps in) -- II. Furu ike ya (old pond) -- III. Mizu no oto (water's sound).
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