Haydn: Concerto in C Major

Haydn: Concerto in C Major; orch. accpt. red. for 3 celli; 4th cello plays solo (not incl.)
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4 Celli.  The entire orchestral accompaniment is arranged for 3 celli. This accompaniment demands a cello 1 player that is like a first violinist; material is difficult and similar to that of the soloist.  Cello 2 and cello 3 are much simpler, relatively easy to play.  Score and 3 parts; solo part is not included.


 Hear a complete performance by Amit Peled and his Peabody Students on YouTube.

This is a downloadable arrangement. Buy it now and you can download the PDF directly to your computer. To receive printed folio copies (extra charge for postage), ask for them in the comments section of the order.{tab=Composition Notes} From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major by Joseph Haydn was composed around 1761–1765 for longtime friend Joseph Weigl, then the principal cellist of Prince Nicolaus's Esterházy Orchestra.[1] Contents

The work was presumed lost until 1961, when musicologist Old?ich Pulkert discovered a copy of the score at the Prague National Museum.[1] Though some doubts have been raised about the authenticity of the work, most experts believe that Haydn did compose this concerto.

This early work (it is contemporaneous with symphonies 6, 7 and 8) already shows Haydn as a master of instrumental writing. The solo cello part is thoroughly idiomatic. The concerto reflects the ritournello form of the baroque concerto as well as the emerging structure of the sonata-allegro form. As in the baroque concerto grosso, the accompanying ensemble is small: strings, two oboes, and two horns.[1] It is possible that Weigl was the only cellist in the Esterházy Orchestra when Haydn composed the concerto, since there is only one cello line in the score, marked alternately “solo” and “tutti.”

There is also, however, a basso continuo line, that might have been played by another cellist, or by Haydn himself on the harpsichord, or by a string bass player.

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