Suck, August: Concerto in D Minor for Cello and Piano
August Suck (ca. 1830-1921) pronounced “Sook”, came to the U.S. in the 1850s. With cellist Wulf Fries, he published a cello tutor in 1879, reissued in 1901. In 1881 he became a founding member of the Boston Symphony. The undated Concerto in D Minor for Cello and Piano came from an archive of Suck manuscripts. See Music by August Suck for a fuller biography of the composer/cellist.
This is a short but complete 3-movement work with continuous fast, slow and fast sections. It is an advanced student concerto, with passages in tenor and treble clefs; though not extremely difficult, it will provide interesting technical challenges. There is no orchestration that I know of.
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