Bernofsky – Fandango for solo cello


Radiating all the heat of passionate Spanish dance music, Lauren Bernofsky’s Fandango uses the solo cello both for the strumming and rhythmic effects of Flamenco, and also for the sensual lyricism of this ripe folk idiom. Fandango features a rich hybrid language, blending dark chord progressions in G Minor, Phrygian color, and an expansive and exploratory harmonic palette. The work’s visceral theatricality results in a 5½-minute tour de force for the cellist – a showpiece of texture, drama, and lyricism.