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Improvisation and cadenza

Sheet Music: Score

Improvisation and cadenza : solo cello / Larry Sitsky.

by Larry Sitsky (1969)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 27 Jan 2017.
  • Library Availability: 787.4/SIT 3 — Reference (not for loan) copy only
  • Instrumentation: Cello.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by David Pereira from the CD Cello dreaming

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Product details

In the very early 60s, soon after returning to Australia after my postgraduate studies in the
USA at the San Francisco Conservatory, I decided to write a cello concerto. Unfortunately,
I was green behind the ears and totally unprepared for this difficult task. After sketching a
certain amount of the piece, I simply had to give up.
Some years later the Swiss cellist, Raffaele Altwegg, asked me for a solo piece. I remembered
the fragmentary cello concerto and, in 1969, extracted material from it to create the
Improvisation and Cadenza. The 'Improvisation' part represents the thematic material of
the first movement; the 'Cadenza' is more-or-less as it was in the unfinished work, as is the
wind-up after it.

Published by: Wirripang [979 0 720106 076] — 1 score (7p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB A Mus.

Duration: 5 mins, 30 sec.

First performance by Christian Wojtowicz — 22 Jun 72. Canberra

Edited and fingered by David Pereira.

Includes program note and biographical notes on composer.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979 0 720106 076

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This work is also available in the following products:

Improvisation and cadenza
Score: Improvisation and cadenza : for solo cello / Larry Sitsky.

Cello dreaming
CD: Cello dreaming / David Pereira, cello.

Improvisation and cadenza
MP3: Improvisation and cadenza / Larry Sitsky ; performed by David Pereira

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Solo Viola


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