Three miniatures for cello solo op 5
Originally intended as stylistic studies to achieve a maximum of musical expression in only a few bars, these aphorisms have a potency remiscent of Webern. They still reflect Rogl’s personal musical language, creating an intense yet meditative atmosphere. Though they demand deep concentration from the performer, the technical requirements are quite within the reach of advanced cello students.
Born in 1960 and initially self-taught, Austrian composer Helmut Rogl completed university studies in Linz and Salzburg with Helmut Schiff, Gunter Waldek and Helmut Eder. His oeuvre ranges from solo pieces to orchestral and stage works, including commissions from the Munich Philharmonic, the Vienna Chamber Symphony, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. His achievements have been recognised in a number of national honours, the latest being the Landeskulturpreis für Musik, Upper Austria, in 2001. A series of cello works has resulted from his collaboration with Martin Rummel, who has edited this publication.
Hear Three Miniatures performed by Martin Rummel on Helmut Rogl: Complete Cello Works So Far (2011), pmr 0012