Roy Harris & John Adams

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Roy Harris & John Adams

Violin Concertos

 Andrew Litton
 Tamsin Waley-Cohen

Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen continues her series of concerto recordings on Signum with two contrasting works by American composers.

Already considered by many to be a modern classic, John Adams 1993 Violin Concerto was described by the composer as having a ‘hypermelody’, in which the soloist plays longs phrases without stop for the duration of the 35 minute piece.
Although composed in 1949, the first performance of Roy Harris’ Violin Concerto didn’t occur until 1984. Since then it has been championed for its “luminous orchestration and exalted tone" and has been rarely recorded.
For this recording Tamsin Waley-Cohen is joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under American conductor Andrew Litton.

 



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Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Litton conductor

 

Release date: 30th Sep 2016
Order code: SIGCD468
Barcode: 635212046821

1.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IRoy Harris8:46
2.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IIRoy Harris9:53
3.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IIIRoy Harris6:05
4.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IVRoy Harris3:24
5.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: IJohn Adams15:51
6.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: II. Chaconne: Body through which the dream flowsJohn Adams10:58
7.Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: III. ToccareJohn Adams7:22