Cello Concerto in D minor, Op. 29

Full Score

Piano score

Solo part

Audio rendering

This concerto was sketched in 2010 and completed in 2017. It is a full symphonic concerto with double exposition, beginning, defiantly, on a diminished seventh (it no longer matters, if it ever did, in defiance of particularly whom). Any superficial resemblance to the Brahms D-minor piano concerto is because both that work and this are modelled upon Mozart's D-minor concerto, K466. Where Brahms's concerti were said to be for solo against orchestra, and the soloist wins, here the orchestra wins. The cello is, at first, constantly lunging towards E-flat, but eventually accepts the fact that D is the One True Key -- provided that it is major rather than minor. Is the levity of the ending incongruous? Go ask Mozart; I'll defer to whatever he says.

As of March 2024, the solo part has not yet been edited, so the materials are watermarked.