Concerto for cello and orchestra

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dedicated to Roel Dieltiens

Opus 102

History

  • Legley worked on this concerto between 6 March 1983[1] and April 1984[2] in Koksijde.
  • The concerto was first performed on 22 June 1985 in the BRT concert studio in Brussels by Roel Dieltiens and the BRT Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Avi Ostrowsky.[3]

Music

  • instrumentation: solo cello and symphony orchestra[4]
  • duration: ca 23'

Parts

  • I. Allegro commodo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Zeng[5]
    • tempo: Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 4/4 and 6/8
  • III. Finale (3x3x3x3)[6]
    • tempo: Allegro molto vivace
    • time signature: 9/8

Sources

Notes

  1. This date is to be read on p.3 of the autograph.
  2. This date is written down on the last page of Legley's piano reduction, the work was deposited at authors' organisation SABAM on 7 May 1984 (see stamp on the last page of the autograph). De Roeck (p.524) gives 22 October 1984, probably a mistake.
  3. De Roeck, p.524.
  4. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani and strings.
  5. This movement makes use of the seventh song of the cycle Zeng.
  6. It is not entirely clear what this indication means.