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Contemporary cello

Contemporary cello. Part I
Over the last six months I worked closely with three contemporary composers. I asked them to write pieces for cello solo and cello piccolo solo. I recorded the pieces and I am very happy to show you three videos. Today and the next two Wednesdays I will release one video at a time.
The first composer I would like to present to you is Edward Cowie. He wrote the piece “Carmine Red” for modern cello. Edward – himself an admirer of Johann-Sebastian Bach’s music – was inspired by the Prélude of the first suite for cello solo by Bach. You hear his reflections in a unique musical language and sometimes direct quotations are coming through.
Thank you and Feldtmann kulturell for making this project possible and Karola Parry and Ruth Günther for the video recording.

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