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.
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.
In the last few months we have been greatly expanding our catalog of cello ensemble scores, in no small part thanks to editors like Charles Jacot. Now, Mr. Jacot has collaborated with Ovation Press to publish our first arrangement for string trio: the Fugue from Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.