Ovation Press editor Hans Erik Deckert has arranged the four canons from The Art of Fugue for cello duo. These canons are among Bach's longest and most complex, developing aspects of fugal composition which are difficult to sustain in canon.
With the last month having been focused on the violin and the work of composer Helmut Lipsky, we're excited to shift the focus back to you cellists this week with a great transcription by editor Valter Dešpalj. In the past, Mr. Dešpalj has delivered some very creative arrangements that bring the cello together with guitar. Jacques Offenbach's Musette is the latest to feature this pairing.
For the past few weeks on our blog String Visions we've been running a special multi-part series revolving around the work of Ovation Press composer Helmut Lipsky. The interview series consisted of four parts and a special score spotlight on Mr. Lipsky's violin duo suite Voyage à deux Volume 1 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) and Volume 2.
We have a real treat for you on our blog String Visions - an exclusive interview with editor Roland Pidoux. Mr. Pidoux shares with us some of his musical and professional experiences, as well as discussing his approach in creating two outstanding arrangements for cello ensemble: Rachmaninoff's Vocalise for Cello Octet and Fauré's Après un rêve for Cello Octet.