Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Cello Concerto Grosso


Original / Hungarian title
Cello Concerto Grosso
Foreign language / English title
Cello Concerto Grosso
For violoncello and orchestra
Year of composition

Number of players
vlc. solo - 3 fl. (II anche fl.a., III anche picc.), 3 ob. (III anche, 3 cl. (I in B and A, II in Es, III in A and cl.b.), 3 fg. (III anche cfg.) - 2 cor., 2 tr., trb., trb.b., trb.cb. - perc. (4 esec. - campli. [with pedal], 6 crot., xil., vibr., camp., trg. (h.), 4 ptto.sosp., 4 bell, 4 metal tubes, 4 gong, tam-tam, tambourine, 4 bongo, 2 tom-tom, 3 tmb. a fessura, 2 tmb. di legno Afr, 2 maracas, caxixi) - arpa - strings: 8 vl. 1, 8 vl. 2, 8 vla., 8 vlc. (concertino), 6 cb. (IV, V, VI 5 strings)
27 min

Movements, parts
1. ♩ = 72
2. ♩ = 56
3. ♩ = 92

Commissioned by
Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, Tonhalle Zürich, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiere information
16 June 2011, Philharmonie, Berlin; Miklós Perényi (vlc.), Berliner Philharmoniker, Péter Eötvös (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music Mainz © 2011, 54086 (Performance material)
Available here!
Alpha Classics CD Alpha 208, 2016 - Jean-Guihen Queyras (vlc.), Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France, Péter Eötvös (cond.)
Live video recording of the premiere, DVD, 2011 (Available for watching at the BMC´s Library)
Remarks, other info
Composed: 2010 - 2011

Orchestral seating: the seating of the orchestra is as customary. It is important that the 8 Violoncellos are placed between the Violins II and the Violas. The Violas should be in front of the Double basses.