Dodici per sei

for six violoncelli


Premiere: 17 Dec, 2019 – Budapest, Hungary
soloists of Liszt Academy


Following the Berlin première of Cello Concerto Grosso, there was great enthusiasm for a reworking of this composition for the 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker. It was a great pleasure for me to fulfil this wish; the structure of Cello Concerto Grosso, in which a group of eight cellists and a soloist conduct a dialogue with the orchestra, can be perfectly adapted for an ensemble which unifies both concertino and orchestra in a single entity. Dodici is however not merely an arrangement of Cello Concerto Grosso, but actually a new composition with free use of the material from the original work. Dodici per sei is the transcription for six violoncelli.

/Peter Eötvös/


17 Dec, 2019
Budapest, Hungary
Eötvös: Dodici per sei, Psy, Joyce for clarinet and string quartet, Lectures differentes, Candenza, Kosmos, Dances of the brush-footed butterfly, Lisztomania

Academy of Music, Solti Hall, Budapest

27 Apr, 2023
Budapest, Hungary
Eötvös: Dodici per sei

Concerto/ Ligeti Ensemble
Cond.: Peter Eötvös
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14 minutes

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Dodici per sei – Eotvos75 – LFZE 2019 – Excerpt