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Contemplation I for violoncello solo

By Eugene Astapov

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Cello - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Eugene Astapov. 21st Century, 20th Century, Repertoire. Individual Part, Score. 5 pages. Published by Canadian Music Centre (S0.34193).

Item Number: S0.34193

Contemplation I was inspired by 19th century Russian poetry, particularly that of M. Lermontov whose work had greatly influenced me in the past.In fact I composed a cello octet "Mist of Tears", based on a beautiful poem by Lermontov. This particular piece for solo cello concentrates on the multiplicity of sonic realms that a single instrument can create whether it is by color, register or tonal material. After a long, pondering exposition and development, the piece dissipates through the upper register representing light breeze and relief. It runs about 7-8 minutes in performance. A live recording can be found here:

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