Sebastian Lee (1805-1887) worked as a successful cellist and pedagogue among others. in Paris and Hamburg. His school works, etudes and duets are still used in lessons today. Numerous concert pieces for violoncello and piano from Lees feather are also to be found.
The Gavotte op. 112 is an effective and multifaceted stylized dance that presents advanced students with challenging tasks. At the same time, the challenges of the instrument and its technical possibilities are oriented: For example, the fast sixteenth configurations are well “in hand”, but at the same time produce a virtuoso effect.
Prerequisite for the composition of the composition are the experienced handling of pitches up to the sixth position, experiences with thumbs and flageolets, skills in the play of double movements and decorations as well as a good fluency of the left hand. Musically the Gavotte offers the possibility to present different characters: It is necessary to create light “airy” motifs, wide energetic chords, but also fast virtuoso passages. The piano part is simply set and is limited to a supporting accompaniment.
This edition is part of the Schott Student Edition series, which offers a diverse repertoire for lessons, concerts and examinations in various levels of difficulty (from easy to difficult). For this purpose, popular standard works of music history in a modern and clear print. The piano accompaniment is available for download for many pieces.
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