Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra, W454 (Villa-Lobos, Heitor)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Cello and Piano (Composer)

 Piano Score (CA)
#39904 - 1.96MB, 35 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- 10/50/30

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 Cello Part (CA)
#39905 - 0.67MB, 11 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- 10/50/30

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Publisher Info.:

Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1970).


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General Information

Work Title Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra
Alternative Title
Composer Villa-Lobos, Heitor
Opus/Catalogue Number W454
Movements/Sections 3 movements:
1. Largo
2. Molto Vivace
3. Allegro Expressivo
Year/Date of Composition January 1945
First Performance 1946-10-08 in Rio de Janeiro
IberĂȘ Gomes Grosso (cello) ; Villa-Lobos (conductor) ; Orquesta do Teatro Municipal
First Publication 1954 (reduction only)
Dedication Serge Koussevitzky
Average Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo: cello
Orchestra: 1 piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 1 english horn, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, timpani, novachordion, xylophone, cymbals, celesta, harp, strings
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