Cello Octet


String ensemble (octet)
String Ensemble
Commissioned by Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico with funds from the Dutch VSB Foundation
First Performance
26.10.08, Gaida Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania: Cello Octet Conjunto Ibérico

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Programme Notes
CELLO OCTET was commissioned by Conjuncto Iberico. As a one-time professional cellist who has written several works for solo cello I felt great joy in composing such an explosion of cello-ness - an exuberance and a love of the various singing, plucking and percussive virtues of this most glorious of instruments. Writing 'from the inside' gives a composer an almost physical excitement, not unlike an athlete's, in inwardly living the sounds which the octet will make manifest, and a sweet longing to hear the performance of them... © Jonathan Harvey

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