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Three Suites, Opp. 72, 80 & 87

Transcription of Three Suites for Cello

By Benjamin Britten

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Viola Alone
Transcription of Three Suites for Cello. Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Masterworks; Solo; Solo Small Ensembles; String - Viola Alone. Faber Edition. Form: Transcription. 20th Century; Masterwork. Part(s). Faber Music #12-0571535976. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571535976).

Item Number: AP.12-0571535976

ISBN 9780571535972. English. Transcribed by Nobuko Imai.

Three Suites Opp. 72,80 & 87 for solo viola. Britten's Three Suites for Cello transcribed for solo viola by Japanese classical violist Nobuko Imai. The Three Suites were orginally a series of three compositions for solo cello, dedicated to Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, his great friend and collaborator. The suites were the first original solo instrumental music that Britten wrote for and dedicated to Rostropovich, who gave the first performances of each work and recorded Suites Nos 1 and 2 commercially. Nobuko Imai is a Japanese classical violist with an extensive career as soloist and chamber musician. She has been a recipient of numerous awards including the Avon Arts Award (1993), Japan's Suntory Music Award (1995) and Mainichi Award of Arts (1996).

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