Concerto for Violoncello
Year of arrangement: 2017 (revised 2020)
Instrumentation: 1[/pic] 1 1 1 – 1 0 0 0 – tmp, str (min. 1 1 1 1 1)
Year of arrangement: 2020
Instrumentation: 1 2 1 1 – 3 2 2 0 – tmp, str
This chamber edition of Dvořák's inimitable cello concerto was first performed in 2018 and has since had numerous performances in the UK, Europe and as far a field as New York, by eminent cellists including Hannah Roberts, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and John Henry Crawford.
Written for wind quintet, string quintet and timpani this arrangement makes the most of Dvořák's sublime writing in a new, chamber setting.
• Strings: this arrangement can be performed with a quintet up to a small chamber orchestra section (suggested max. 6 5 4 3 2)
• The Violoncello solo is as Dvořák's original, making this arrangement ideal for intimate, chamber performances, conservatoire final recitals and concerts in a huge variety of settings.
For larger chamber orchestra, this arrangement was co-commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for performances in 2021 (premiere delayed due to Covid-19). This version uses the original string parts alongside newly arranged woodwind and brass parts (rehearsal figures correspond to the autograph score and subsequent editions). The full score has the newly arranged material alongside the original string parts.
Sheku-Kanneh Mason/Fantasia Orchestra/Tom Fetherstonhaugh in rehearsal
Wednesday 16 September 2020