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1997 Sonata for Violoncello and Piano

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The first movement starts with a beautiful melody line, which soon moves into a driving and jazzy rhythm. A challenging cadenza based on double stops closes the first movement. The second movement has a Stravinskian mode, with sudden changes of moods and moments of folkloristic references of the composer Italian home town of Jesi.

Also known as "Concerto No. 1 for Violoncello." Duration - 21 minutes
Full Orchestra: 2-2-2-2 2-2-0-0 1-3-0-0, Strings, Violoncello Solo

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