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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.

Three Sketches

Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom)

students of the Royal Northern College of Music

Three Sketches

Carole Nash Recital Room, Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Three Sketches

Helsinki Conservatory of Music (Helsinki, Finland)

Students of Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia

Three Sketches

No Venue (Mexico)

Judith Mitchell

Three Sketches

No Venue (Strasbourg, Alsace, France)

Arne Deforce