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Steptoe, Roger: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra. Rental

Full score and instrumental material including solo cello part

Ref: HL293 ISMN: 97902202215766 Categories: , , , , By:

Duration: 25 minutes
For solo cello, flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings

Commissioned by the 1991 Peterborough Cathedral Festival with financial assistance from Eastern Arts

1st perf: Alexander Baillie (vcl), London Mozart Players, Jane Glover (cond), Peterborough Cathedral, 6 July 1991. 1st London perf: Alexander Baillie (vcl), New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (cond), Queen Elizabeth Hall, 13 December 1992

‘… there is a fullness of life in this piece that sweeps through its four dance movements with passionate, almost ecstatic immediacy.’

Michael White, The Independent on Sunday

‘… fastidiously crafted. Steptoe is an accomplished writer … The work has moments of real beauty …’

Tim Souster, The Independent, July 1991

‘… stands clearly in the line of the other great British cello concertos of our century … in its respect for the essential lyrical nature of the solo instrument.’

The Musical Times, July 1992

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