Cello Concerto in D minor (Cassadó)

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Gaspar Cassadó's Cello Concerto in D minor was first performed in 1926 by Cassadó and Pablo Casals, to whom the work was dedicated.[1]

This piece, like the Suite for Cello Solo, has folk music elements: Spanish, Oriental, and Impressionistic. Gaspar Cassadó studied composition with Maurice Ravel. So it is not surprising when a Ravelian "carnival music" is heard in the second theme of the first movement. The second movement is a theme and variations. An attacca leads to a pentatonic Rondo.

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  1. ^ Chaitkin, Nathaniel J. "Gaspar Cassadó: his relationship with Pablo Casals and his versatile musical life". Internet Cello Society. Retrieved 19 March 2012.