Saint-Saens: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 33

Saint-Saens: Concerto in A Minor; orch. accpt. red. for 3 celli; 4th cello plays solo (not incl.)
Saint-Saens Concerto 1 in A MinorSaint-Saens Concerto 1 in A Minor

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4 Celli.  The entire orchestral accompaniment is arranged for 3 celli. All three parts include material that is intermediate to difficult.  Score and 3 parts; solo part is not included.

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Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 33 in 1872, when the composer was age 37. He wrote this work for the Belgian cellist, viola de gamba player and instrument maker Auguste Tolbeque. Tolbeque was part of a distinguished family of musicians closely associated with the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, France’s leading concert society.

Sir Donald Francis Tovey later wrote "Here, for once, is a violoncello concerto in which the solo instrument displays every register without the slightest difficulty in penetrating the orchestra." Many composers, including Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff, considered this concerto to be the greatest of all cello concertos.

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