Capriccio for Cello and Piano - Jiří Gemrot

Capriccio pro cello a klavír - Jiří Gemrot

Jiří Gemrot (born in 1957 in Prague) is an author of tens of chamber, orchestral, concert, vocal as well as film music pieces. His music language arises from the continual tradition of European music and he tries to find a modern and extraordinary expression which would include straight communicativeness and a strong emotional contact with the listeners.

"Capriccio for cello and piano was written at the turn of 2011 and 2012. The form is of a loose rondo, and even though its six minutes provide enough space for the musicians to show how accomplished they are at playing cantabile sections, broken chords, pizzicatos, artificial flageolets, glissandos, or to prove their agogic feel in loose quasi cadenza parts as well as their precise technique, I strived to write music of a fluid and compact nature. Bearing in mind the age of the contestants, I made use of such ways to bring about the impressive nature of a Cappricio that – compared with my other cello works (the Sonata or both the concertos) – would prove more appropriate to the occasion." Jiří Gemrot

Other compositions by Jiří Gemrot published in Czech Radio:
American Ouverture
Concertino for Flute, Timpani and Bagpipe
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra / piano score
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Piano Quintet
Short Story for Piano
Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
Symphony No. 2
Virtuosino per corno e pianoforte
Vision for Organ