The making of – Cello concerto in 3,5 movements
Cello concerto: Cello solo and sinfonietta
by Oslo Sinfonietta with support from Arts Council Norway
ca. 45 min
How does one write a cello concerto nowadays?
This particular attempt ended up being a cello concerto about a cello concerto, or something else, materializing. The piece is a confrontation with the cello concerto’s history, touches on the composer’s and the soloist’s histories and tries (or gives up on?) balancing the intimate and the exalted. In this process, the soloist and the composer worked together closely.
Other keywords: Haydn, lego, sleep, everyday life, noise, cadenzas, lullabies and practice rooms.
Tanja Orning composed the concerto’s five cadenzas.
Zero: Lullabies & distant practise
One: Inside/outside (with five feeble attempts)
Two: Do you hear me
Read watermarked score here:
by Tanja Orning and Oslo Sinfonietta, conducted by Christian Eggen in Marmorhallen, Sentralen as a part of Oslo Chamber Music Festival, 20.08.2017
The making of in the press:
Interview with the cellist and the composer:
In Spillerom’s main program 22.08.2017 (A radio program from the Norwegian Broadcasting Cooperation)
Mentioned in an arcticle in Ballade about Oslo Chamber Music Festival (Norwegian platform for debates within and news from the music field)