I attempted to learn the Creston concertino as a junior in high school…and loathed it.
Now, four years out of college I am attempting yet again…and absolutely loving it! All the thanks in the world to Lawrence University, and especially Ann Boeckman, for feeding my love of music theory so much that it turned my least favorite marimba solo into one of my favorites of all time!
Lydia Auster (Estonia, 1912-1993) - Studied in Moscow, worked as a pianist in Central Asia. Modern and flowing works for piano, orchestra, voice and many other instruments. Listen to: Piano concerto
Germaine Tailleferre (France, 1893-1983) - Member of Les Six (the French neoclassical group), composed several operas, concertos and other orchestral works. Listen to: Concertino for harp and piano (the heavenly combination of harp and piano is something that you don’t know you need until you listen to this), /// Ballade for piano and orchestra
Claude Arrieu (France, 1903-1990) - Composed many different kinds of works, for example concertos for piano, two pianos, trumpet and flute but also music for movies and theatre. The flute sonatina seems relatively popular. Listen to: Concerto for 2 pianos
(ps. If you listen to these pieces, reblog and share your thoughts if you have the time!)
so here’s my shoddy attempt to play my own concertino cadenza. i know the recording finishes unresolved, suck it. if it’s any consolation it doesn’t resolve if you go on either, there’s an interrupted cadence with a concert E9 chord edit: i also now notice i put the screenshot of the previous version which has slight differences in the jumpy bit oops
Cello Sonata in C major, op. 119 I. Andante grave — Moderato animato II. Moderato — Andante dolce III. Allegro ma non troppo
Mischa Maisky Martha Argerich
In the very late 1940s, Prokofiev was inspired through collaborations with Rostopovich to write for the cello, including the Sinfonia concertante op. 125 and this gorgeous sonata. A concertino for the cello, as well as an unaccompanied sonata, remain unfinished.
The op. 119 Sonata was premiered before the Soviet Composers’ Union on December 6, 1949.
I’d just like to apologize for not posting that much during the past week. With the semester coming to a close, I have been extremely busy!
I’ve been working on my solo piece for juries, which were today.
I’m okay with how juries went. Scales were fine, although my nerves got the best of me at some parts during my piece.
Also! My fellow trombone player is letting me try out his King 3b concert series (1977 pictured above) for a while to see if I want to buy it for around $600. Great slide, and very flexible tone, mainly for lead playing, which I do a lot in jazz. I played my solo on it, and I love the sound.