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Nocturnes - No. I-II-III-IV

for Cello and Piano

By Bohuslav Martinu

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Cello (Cello)
For Cello and Piano. Composed by Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959). Leduc. Classical. Softcover. 28 pages. Alphonse Leduc #AL17988. Published by Alphonse Leduc (HL.48180507).

Item Number: HL.48180507

9x12 inches.

Nocturnal is a set of four studies for cello and piano by Bohuslav Martinu. These four pieces can be played for a recital or a contest, separately or following one another, by upper-intermediate players and above. This volume features: I. Andantino moderato – two first parts starting with a solo of piano, including many accidentals, some trills and some pizzicatos; II. Lento'– starts by an exchange of sets of chords between the piano and the cello, which is played a second time at the end of the piece; III. Moderato – starts by the piano on its own which is the joined by the cello; IV. Allegretto moderato – swapping from pizzicato to bow few times in the suite.

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) is a Czech composer and a violinist. Even though he was interested in different genres (including Romanticism, jazz and Expressionism), he wrote mainly neo-classical pieces, including 16 symphonies, 14 ballets and 15 operas.

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