By George Gershwin/arr. David Sanford | For Four Cellos | 3′
Composer: George Gershwin
Arranger: David Sanford
Year Composed: 1929/2010
Instrumentation: For Four Cells
Format: Full Score + 4 Parts
Page Size: Letter
Catalog Number: OM0307
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From the arranger:
George Gershwin’s Liza (1929) is set in the style of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France with the initial pizzicato solo in the style of Django Reinhardt’s guitar and the following arco solo inspired by the approach of violinist Stephane Grappelli. The virtuosity of the later ensemble choruses reflects the crowd-pleasing solo piano version of the song by Art Tatum.
Commission/Dedication: To Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO.
Premiere: First performed August 7, 2009 at Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée, QC by Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO.
Recording: This work is recorded on Oxingale Records’ and PENTATONE Oxingale Series‘ album Meeting of the Spirits, performed by Matt Haimovitz and UCCELLO. Click here for the listening options.