Franz Joseph Haydn, Concerto for cello and piano in C major, Hob. VII, No. 1, I. Moderato, Sifei Wen, violoncello, and Valeria Morgovskaya, Piano, Live in Concert, August 25, 2007, University of Southern California, United University Church, 7:00 p. m
upbeat, challenging piece for thumb position beginners. Also reinforces counting and scale skills, all in music that is actually pleasant to practice!
elegant and beautiful
by Alexander S.on May 2nd, 2006
This piece is one of my all time favorites. The two Haydn concerti, there's a D maj, are the only cello concertos that are actually happy, whew finally, no minor keys! As can be expected of a master like haydn, this piece is perfectly suited to the cello. However this is one of those tricky things you'll definetly need to take to a teacher. The first mov. is great fun to improvise with and jazz up. The 2nd is a happy adagio, and the 3rd is VERY fast. You'll NEED those SCALES.