Cadenza for solo cello

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With electronics
Work premiered
October 1994
5 minutes

The title Cadenza refers in the first instance to that part of a concerto where the soloist’s capacity for transmuting advanced technical demands into improvisatory freedom of expression is tested to the utmost. As in several concertos, the solo instrument is here treated almost like a one-man-orchestra, with various textures and timbres being played off against each other. Secondly, the title refers to the cadence that occurs at the end of the first phrase; the entire work may be seen as a free fantasy on this cadence. 

The work was requested and first performed by Bjorn Bantock, and is performed here by Anmari van der Westhuizen.

unaccompanied cello
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