Lloyd Webber's cello has a sumptuous velvet tone, to which she brought silky phrasing as well as in the Rachmaninov a glittering armoury of devices: deft pizzicato, spectral col legno
, delicate bow-bouncing off the strings.
A selection of her work performed by those ensembles was released on a CD, "Kesik" (Cut), in July 2012 by the Austrian record label Col Legno
In the detailed examination of the score that follows, Huckvale pulls no musicology punches, describing col legno
strings ("a grotesque effect, which ...
Angeli's own compositions are marvelous, and are clearly shaped in large part by the extended capabilities of his instrument; the combination of a col legno
obbligato (Angeli plays his guitar with a bow, among other devices) and drones is hauntingly beautiful on "Mezzo Passo," while "Im Umido" shows a clear debt to Frith's guitar technique along with a charmingly quirky melodic sense.
(W.A.) Mozart did write col legno
parts in his Turkish concerto, and playing on the bridge isn't anything new.
Of these, there were five types of pizzicato (regular, snap, stopped with finger, stopped with nail) and four types of martellato (as noted in the preface to the score).(6) Finally, there were four special timbres: harmonics, sul tasto, sul ponticello, and col legno
. The division of special timbre events into the four types was done using a series of randomly derived I Ching tables, just as with the division of special events among their five types.
Emptiness is expressed by a sustained single tone without vibrato; knocking is represented col legno
; the transformation to Venus is accompanied by parallel sixths; and a rising line over two octaves evokes the sun's rising.
The first movement's passages of pizzicato and col legno
were also given a spatial twist with the double basses positioned behind the woodwind.