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Kai

Kai

for solo cello and ensemble


  • Instrumentation: cello and ensemble
  • Edition: piano reduction with solo part
  • Order No.: ED 13102 Q6600
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Description
'Kai' was written in memory of Kai Scheffler, principal cellist and a key member of the Ensemble Modern in Germany, who died tragically young in 1989.  The 18 minute work is in four continuous movements and leads the performers from an aggressive opening through many contrasting sections, often distinctly jazz influenced, to a slow final requiem.  The solo part is almost exclusively lyrical, stretching out long, mournful lines over an accompaniment which, in contrast, can be abrupt and claustrophobic.  This is a challenging and fantastically rewarding work which has established itself in the core of the contemporary cello repertoire.
Details
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1989
page number: 50
'Kai' was written in memory of Kai Scheffler, principal cellist and a key member of the Ensemble Modern in Germany, who died tragically young in 1989.  The 18 minute work is in four continuous movements and leads the performers from an aggressive opening through many contrasting sections, often distinctly jazz influenced, to a slow final requiem.  The solo part is almost exclusively lyrical, stretching out long, mournful lines over an accompaniment which, in contrast, can be abrupt and claustrophobic.  This is a challenging and fantastically rewarding work which has established itself in the core of the contemporary cello repertoire.
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London (015)
Year of composition: 1989
page number: 50
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