← Concert Rentals / Mythic Gardens
Year of Composition:
Commissioned for Sophie Shao by the American Symphony Orchestra and funded by a generous gift from Linda and Stuart Nelson.
  1. Cimbrone (Moderato)
  2. Medici (Largo)
  3. Visconti Borromeo Litta (Presto)
Instrumentation: cello
Hire Library:

Original Recording


World Premiere: April 27-28, 2012
Sosnoff Theater – Fischer Center for the Performing Arts (Bard College), Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, US
American Symphony Orchestra – Leon Botstein, conductor
Featured Performers: Sophie Shao, cello • Jiazhi Wang, violin • Tamas Markovics, trombone • Julia Bullock, soprano

National Premiere: March 11, 2014
“Canadian Carnival: Music from Canada and Britain”
Watford Colosseum, Watford, United Kingdom
BBC Concert Orchestra – Keith Lockhart, conductor
Featured Performer: Sophie Shao, cello

April 26, 2014
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
RTÉ Concert Orchestra – Ludwig Wicki, conductor
Featured Performers: Emma-Jane Murphy, cello • Clara Sanabras, mezzo-soprano • DIT Chamber Choir • The University of Dublin Choral Society • RTÉ Cór na nÓg

May 8-10, 2014
Concert Hall – Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, US
“From Screen to Score” – 14th American Composers Festival
Pacific Symphony Orchestra – Carl St. Clair, conductor
Featured Performer: Sophie Shao, cello

National Premiere: April 18, 2021
Maison de la Radio, Paris, France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Bastien Stil, conductor
Featured Performers: Raphaëlle Moreau, violin • Henri Demarquette, violoncello • Frank Braley, piano