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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Ben Kennaz, Hilat : Recitative and Aria for Cello 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    Recitative and Aria for Cello
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  • First performance (performers): 
    Rafal Jezierski
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  • Program notes: 

    Idiomatic writing for the cello, I was trying to use the enormous range of the instrument, as well as contrapuntal and contradiction in a somehow classical approach.
    The first Movement, recitative, is actually a kind of a dialogue between two "characters".
    The fist narrative is more extroverted, "speaks" fluently, (lot of sixteenths),
    loud, and plaid in the low register of the cello. The other is symbolized by repeating delicate thirds in the upper register.
    The contradiction between those two main elements creates the drama and the tension of the piece. I guess somehow, the two of them are coming to completion at the end of this movement.
    The title of the second movement indicates its lyric characters. This movement is based on the melody and chords that founds the first movement.



Total number of musicians: 
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