The pieces constitute a duet between the cello and piano in a more traditional chamber-music style. However, the work is tinged with the music of the tango, and uses its colors and rhythms in a contemporary manner, creating an original style of chamber music that combines classical techniques with the Tango flavors. Hildegard Publishing Company presents music of women composers, past and present.
Cello Concerto by Elliott Carter. This work was commissioned for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by the Edward F. Schmidt Family Commissioning Fund. It was first performed September 27, 2001 by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Yo-Yo Ma, cello and Daniel Barenboim, conductor. Piano Reduction.