Cello Concerto was composed by Thomas Agerfeldt Olesen in 2015 (rev. 2017) - 'To the memory of my mother'.
Written to Nicolas Altstaedt on commission from Aarhus Symfoniorkester and Die Duisburger Philharmoniker with support from The Danish Arts Foundation First perfomance in Århus Sept 24, 2015.
This concerto contains a lot of technical and structural stuff that I have forgotten all about now. Without it though, the piece would have been a big mess of emotions, since it was written while my family and I were taking care of my mother as she was terminally ill. I recognize it having become a kind of rondo. The music wanted a place to return to, and perhaps it is due to the fact that my mother was always someone I could return to when everything else was exploding. In the end, the rondo dies and the music goes somewhere else, like all mothers.