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Works for cello and orchestra by  Jiří Gemrot

Lamento for cello and string orchetstra

Concerto for cello and orchestra

Concertino for cello, piano and orchestra

Victor Herbert, Cello Concerto no. 2

Jeremy Findlay gave the Polish premiere of the Victor Herbert Cello Concerto no. 2 with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra (July 4th, 2010) and again recently with the Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra (October 13th, 2012). Both performances were enthusiastically received and were both supported by the US Consulate in Cracow.

American composer and cellist Victor Herbert wrote and premiered his
second cello concerto in 1894 in New York. Dvorak attended two of the performances and then - being convinced that the cello was indeed a solo instrument – started to write his own cello concerto.

The Herbert concerto is a romantic cello concerto in e minor with a compellingly beautiful slow movement in B major.

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"ROCOCO" Variations for Cello and Piano

In March 2012 Findlay's new CD together with Swedish pianist Per Rundberg was released on Praga Ditigals.  The CD features variations for cello and piano by Beethoven, Martinu and Jiří Gemrot.  It is distributed by Harmonia Mundi and available at Amazon.

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"By using a very simple and unadorned tonal quality for the Beethoven, Jeremy Findlay also points to the development of the cello technique from the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, where he can explore the full range of sounds required. In the Gemrot, technical hurdles are brushed aside with agility and the wide range of dynamics for which the composer calls. Findlay has an excellent partnership with the Swedish pianist Per Rundberg, and their interplay in the Beethoven and Martinu is perfectly weighted."

              The STRAD Magazine, August 2012

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Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra by Jiří Gemrot

Jiří Gemrot composed his Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra for Jeremy Findlay in 2009 in Prague.  The premiere performance took place on March 18th 2010 with Findlay and the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Charles Olivieri-Munroe.  

The concerto is orchestrated with the same instruments that Dvorak used in his “Silent Woods” for cello and orchestra using six winds (flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, and horn) and strings.

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