Nocturnes is a set of four studies for Cello and Piano by Bohuslav Martinu. These four pieces can be played for a recital or a contest, separately or following one another, by upper-intermediate players and above.
This volume features:
I. Andantino moderato – two first parts starting with a solo of Piano, including many accidentals, some trills and some pizzicatos
II. Lento– starts by an exchange of sets of chords between the Piano and the Cello, which is played a second time at the end of the piece
III. Moderato – starts by the Piano on its own which is the joined by the Cello
IV. Allegretto moderato – swapping from pizzicato to bow few times in the suite
<br`> Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) is a Czech composer and a violinist. Even though he was interested in different genres (including Romanticism, Jazz and Expressionism), he wrote mainly neo-classical pieces, including 16 symphonies, 14 ballets and 15 operas.</br`>