the richter scale (2015)
for cello alone
For Kálmán Richter on his 60th birthday
Publisher: Bardic Edition
Available from Goodmusic Publishing
Score BDE 1150 published with 'Pentimenti' as 'Two Cello Pieces'
Duration: c. 3 minutes


Recording
Recorded by Friedrich Gauwerky on 'Michael Blake - The Philosophy of Composition' Wergo WER 7361 2

Première
First performance: Saturday 17 December 2016, 18h00; Kunstsalon Hürth, Hürth, Köln, Germany; Friedrich Gauwerky cello.

Programme note
the richter scale is a four-note row, derived from the musical letters of Kálmán Richter (A-C-H-E), and used in all possible permutations. It was a gift to Kálmán Richter for his 60th birthday in July 2015, remembering many happy times spent exploring new music together in the 1970s.

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