The Harlequin’s Carnival (cello solo) by Ian Wilson, composer published on 2018-02-26T15:21:04Z 'The Harlequin's Carnival' (1995) is a work for solo cello written to celebrate the 50th birthday of Jane O'Leary, composer and director of the Concorde Ensemble. This piece was inspired by both Joan Miró's painting of the same name and Bruno Maderna's 1969 work 'Serenata per un Satellite'. Like the Maderna piece, 'The Harlequin's Carnival' has a sequence of phrases on the (large) single-page score, which the performer can navigate in their own way, in any order, repeating whole phrases or just fragments as he/she wishes. The characters of the various phrases were inspired by many of the different figures in the Miró painting. The performer on this recording is David James.