From the recording Instrumental

”Promenade, Soubresauts et Mélodie”

for cello and piano ­

cello: Erica Ogihara

piano: Qianhe Li
"Promenade, Soubresauts et Melodie"
cello: Erica Ogihara
piano:Qianhe Li

I’ve never tried to write for cello due to my fear of not being able to write something that would fit the instrument or that did not exploit the instrument’s abilities. “Promenade, Soubresauts et Mélodie” explores three themes, the first one being a rhapsody, the second one being a more energetic “hiccupt” type of of material and the third one being a melodie inspired by a cambodian lullaby. I was very pleased with the end result and although it was hard for the cellist to execute the piece and coordinate it with the pianist (lots of rehearsals) it provided me with the opportunity to get to know the instrument more intimately.