Concerto for Violin and Cello: Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario

Composed by Lucas Richman
Length: 23:00
Instrumentation: Solo Violin, Solo Cello, 2222-3200, Timp, hp, str
Category: Concerti, Masterworks
Ensemble: Full Orchestra
Instrument / Voice: Violin, Cello

Chamber Ensemble version available (15 players): 1111-1000, pno, str

Piano reduction demo recording:

  1. Primo:
  2. Secondo:
  3. Dolce:

Three courses of musical dining pay tribute to a love forged over multiple decades and continents.

In 2018, Honora and Dahlan Robert Foah commissioned Lucas Richman to write a piece in honor of Mario and his late wife Luciana, Dahlan’s mother. Inspired by food as being at the heart of Italian culture, “Concerto for Violin and Cello: Un Pasto con Luciana e Mario” (“A Meal with Luciana and Mario”) follows the progression of a meal in three courses  (Primo, Secondo e Dolce) with each movement revealing animated repartee and tender moments of sincere affection.

Recordings with Piano Reduction scores:

1. Primo:

2. Secundo and 3. Dolce: