The music for Philip Glass’ second concerto for cello and orchestra is cobbled from a 2001 film score, Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. Glass seems to have particular success when using [...]
In this vibrant work [...] rhythm is key. Once the classic Glass arpeggios get started, there are few opportunities to stop for breath. Much of the load rests on the [...]
This cello concerto began with a friendship. Josh Roman is beloved by just about everyone who meets him, and I am no exception. Immediately apparent is his unusual combination of [...]
Danzas Latinoamericanas (Latin American Dances) is a 10-minute suite in three movements. Its movements can be performed independently. It was originally commissioned by Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto. It is based [...]
Composed after visiting the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
1. FLOATING DREAMSONGS 2. KORA SONG WRITTEN FOR JOSHUA ROMAN
The Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp published his celebrated work Morphology of the Folktale in 1928. In the book, he presented a structural analysis of the Russian folktale, arguing that representatives [...]
1. Floating Dreamsongs 2. Kora Song Written for Joshua Roman.
Dan Visconti has written a new cello concerto for cellist Inbal Segev, to be premiered by the California Symphony, where Dan is currently in his final year as Young American [...]
Sun-Wukong, the ancient warrior king
Resilience (2014), double concerto for viola, cello and orch. For the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. 1. Dachaulieder 2. Rising Sun, Fallen Sky 3. Blast of Silence http://schellemusic.com/10.html
From the back cover: A heroic concerto for cello and full symphony orchestra. It was composed during Hurricane Sandy, and loosely based on the life of Genghis Khan. A classic [...]
Summer Haze - Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra (Percussion optional) by Aaron Minsky. A popular cello concerto based on songs composed on guitar in Minsky's youth but orchestrated from [...]
Air is songlike and melodic, and it is the “purest” and sparest piece I’ve written in a few years. It contains many hymn- or chant-like elements, and though rooted in [...]