Concerto fur Violoncello und Orchester b minor op. 104
Solo cello, orchestra
Composed by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). Stapled. The Complete Works of Antonin Dvorak, Volume III/12. Czech title: Koncert pro violoncello a orchestr h moll op. 104. Classical. Piano reduction. With Publication language: Czech/German/English/French. Opus 104. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha (PA.H1200).
Item Number: PA.H1200
ISBN 9790260103320. 31 x 23.5 cm inches. Key: B minor.
The concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor Op. 104 is undoubtedly one of the most popular works from the worldwide cello repertoire, and it is the last composition by Dvorak (1841-1904) composed in America during his three year stay there when he worked as the Head of the National Conservatoire of Music in New York (1892-1895). It is interesting to note that the composer, who was not particularly fond of the cello as a solo instrument since he was convinced that this instrument can be beautiful only in the orchestra and chamber music as it is only the instrument's central pitch which is refined (as he once commented 'up there it mumbles and down there it rumbles') composed for the cello this concerto which is sincerely and heartily admired by artists and the public all over the world. The published work is a critical edition following the composer's manuscript; the presented edition uses the newer way of notation for the cello only exceptionally at the direct transition points from the bass clef to the treble clef, in these cases the cello sounds as it has been noted down.