Cello - Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Orchestra - Chineke!

Video streaming from BBC Proms 2017

Sheku was winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition.

Along with conductor Kevin John Edusei they are performing here

for the first time at a BBC Promenade Concert.

The length of Dvorak’s piece is about 7 minutes,

but this extract lasts for 2:08.

In 1892, as part of a “farewell” tour of Bohemian and Moravian cities Dvorak wrote Rondo in G minor with piano accompaniment for the cellist Hanus Wihan.  Two years later he arranged the Rondo’s piano accompaniment for small orchestra. The piece is scored for solo cello, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, timpani, violins, violas, cellos, double basses. The premiere performance with cellist Moritz Kahnt took place on 16 December 1894.

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