- solo cello
- Written for Frances-Marie Uitti
- First Performance
- 18.2.91, Berlin Festival: Francis-Marie Uitti
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- Programme Notes
- These three short pieces were written for and explore the extraordinary creative virtuosity of Frances-Marie Uitti. The cello’s G string is replaced by a second D string. In the second movement the D strings are slightly de-tuned, and in the third movement the two lower strings are tuned to low B flat and C the ninth above. The cello assumes several roles, mostly distant from the high-art lyricist of the nineteenth century: rough rhythmist, folkloric peasant, baroque viol, ethereal spirit, gourmet of artistic curiosities.