contrabass solo (2018)

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 Live recording of the premiere    Constantin Herzog - contrabass   Recorded by Deutschlandradio 



Duration: 5 minutes

Commissioned by: David Smeyers, conductor of ensemble 20/21

Dedicated to: Celso Garrido-Lecca


  • April 14th, 2018
  • Constantin Herzog, contrabass
  • "Forum Neuer Musik 2018" (Deutschlandradio)
  • Altes Pfandhaus (Cologne, Germany)  

About the work


"Las Antaras de Celso" was written in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of one of the most remarkable creations of modern Latin American music: the chamber work "Antaras" (1968), by Peruvian composer Celso Garrido-Lecca.

This piece expresses my deep admiration for the said work as well as for Garrido-Lecca´s oeuvre as a whole. It is based on a motif that is heard in the double bass towards the end of "Antaras", and also borrows from the solo flute piece "Soliloquio I" by the same composer, which I studied as a performer years ago.

The work is dedicated to Celso Garrido-Lecca.