Duo for Cello and Double Bass (Sydeman, William Jay)




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Work Title Duo for Violoncello and Contrabass
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Composer Sydeman, William Jay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 49
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 piece
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1985 ca.
First Publication. 2013
Dedication Lubo Georgiev
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation cello, double bass

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Duo for VC and CB was written in 1985 for Lubo Georgiev (principal cellist with the Sacramento Symphony) and his beautiful contrabass wife. This is quite a virtuosic work, especially for the cello, which exploits the high register to balance the low bass. Actually there is a long section where both instruments are playing in treble clef, the bass doing harmonics in ostinato as the cello plays rapid 16ths in this high register... lively and exciting!

– W. Jay Sydeman