Suite for solo cello by Gaspar Cassado
Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966) was a virtuoso Spanish cellist and composer. Many of his compositions are showpieces and transcriptions for cello and piano were written for his own recitals and tours. His Suite for Solo Cello (1926) is one of his most substantial and beloved works and was championed by Janos Starker. It incorporates the colorful, impressionist styles of the time as popularized by Ravel and Falla. It even pays homage to Kodaly's great Sonata for Solo Cello in the first movement. True to Cassado's style, the piece pursues the utmost sonority of the cello, making it an immensely gratifying work for the performer. For advanced players.
I. Preludio-Fantasia (Zarabanda)
- II. Sardana
- III. Intermezzo e Danza Finale (Jota)