• Nico Muhly
  • Cello Cycles (2019)

  • St. Rose Music Publishing (World)

Co-commissioned by Dresdner Musikfestspiele and Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Premiered on 18 May 2019 by Jan Vogler (cello) and the WDR Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, at Kulturpalast, Dresden, Germany.

For Jan Vogler

  • 2(pic).2+ca.2.1+cbsn/4.2.2+btbn.1/timp.perc/hp/str
  • cello
  • 10 min

Programme Note

Cello Cycles, for Jan Vogler, is a quick set of variations for solo cello and orchestra. Each variation has its own orchestral obsessions and colours, whilst the soloist remains constant: a straight line moving through antagonising brass, interrupting percussion, and a near-constant halo of higher strings.

– Nico Muhly