Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Cello Concerto (2000)
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 18 mn
- Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
- Commission: Daniel Baremboim et le Chicago Symphony Orchestra
- Composition date : 2000
- Musique concertante [Violoncelle et orchestre]
- soliste : violoncelle
- 3 flûtes (aussi 1 flûte piccolo), 2 hautbois, cor anglais, 2 clarinettes (aussi 1 clarinette basse), clarinette basse (aussi clarinette contrebasse), 2 bassons, contrebasson, 4 cors, 3 trompettes, 2 trombones, tuba, 3 percussionnistes, timbales, harpe, cordes
27 September 2001
Etats-Unis Chicago, Illinois, Symphony Hall
Yo-Yo Ma : violoncelle et l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago, direction : Daniel Barenboim.
My Cello Concerto is introduced by the soloist alone, playing a frequently interrupted cantilena that presents ideas later to be expanded into movements. These movements are connected by episodes that often refer to the final Allegro fantastico. In this score I have tried to find meaningful, personal ways of revealing the cello’s vast array of wonderful possibilities.
Commissioned by the Chicago Symphony for the amazing Yo-Yo Ma, who has given outstanding performances of my 1948 Cello Sonata, the score was composed in New York City and Southbury, Connecticut during 2000.
Elliott Carter, 2001.