Henri Dutilleux: 3 Strophes Sur Le Nom De Sacher (Cello)

Books | Cello

Publisher: Heugel
Composer: Henri Dutilleux
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Written on the occasion of Paul Sacher’s birthday, this 3 Strophes Sur Le Nom De Sacher features three Cello pieces composed by Henri Dutilleux and reviewed by Mstislav Rostropovitch. It was first performed in an audition by the latter in 1982.

Henri Dutilleux composed the first part of this volume for the celebration and added the final two pieces later in 1976. The whole set requires the lowest strings of the Cello to be turned lower: G string to F sharp and C string to B flat.

A quotation from Bartok’s piece 'Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta' can be noticed at the end of the first verse.

For upper-advanced / experienced players.

Henri Dutilleux was internationally acclaimed for his work, winning prizes such as the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society and the UNESCO's International Rostrum of Composers, among many others. His work also includes a Piano sonata, two symphonies, the Cello concerto 'Tout un monde lointain' (A whole distant world), the Violin concerto 'L'arbre des songes' (The tree of dreams) and the string quartet 'Ainsi la nuit' (Thus the night).

ISBN: 9790047326300
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 12
Length: 9
Language: English, French
Catalogue No: HE32630

      Musicroom Reviews

      Wonderful pieces that rank among the finest ever written for solo cello. Dutilleux use of instrumental colouring is masterful and shows consummate understanding of the cello's expressive and technical potential. The pieces push the limits of virtuosity, but are well worth the effort. Scordatura is used tuning the C string down a tone to B flat and the G string down a semitone to F sharp.
      Anonymous - (Lewes, United Kingdom)