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Carlos Azevedo is a jazz musician, composer and teacher in Portugal and writes in a lively, rhythmic and accessible style. This effective and accessible duet would make an ideal contrast to Rossini's Duetto and offers many musical and technical challenges for the enterprising and adventurous duo.

"The title refers to Porto, the 'city of granite', at whose celebrations as European City of Culture it was first performed. The piece, for cello/bass duo, is in one continuous movement with two distinct parts divided by contrasting interludes - the first part is highly rhythmic, the second more lyrical. The composer's jazz and rock career influences the energy of the first section, while in the later part he alludes to typical Portuguese accordion-accompanied folksong, recreated in transparent textures with the bass playing high over a cello drone. The instruments are treated as completely equal partners; there is sine use made of of double-stopped chords and much high treble clef writing for the bass, but no huge technical hurdles to be overcome. " [ESTA News & Views]

Performance Level: Advanced

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Cat No. RM275
Price £10.50
ComposerCarlos Azevedo
CategoryCello & Double Bass
Difficulty levelAdvanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-275-0
EAN-13 9790570452750
Weight 126 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 4 in stock
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