Ned Rorem: Double Concerto for Violin & Cello/After Reading Shakespeare (Naxos Audio CD)

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Double Concerto for Violin & Cello/After Reading Shakespeare (Naxos Audio CD)

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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Jaime Laredo, violin
Sharon Robinson, cello
Performed by: IRIS Orchestra
Conducted by: Michael Stern

After Reading Shakespeare
Sharon Robinson, cello

Total Playing Time: 47:14

Ned Rorem's life, as his diaries have revealed, has been unconventional, but his music is conceived largely in accordance with traditional, tonal norms, treated with originality and immense inventiveness. He has had a long acquaintance with both Sharon Robinson and Jaime Laredo, the soloists on this disc, of whom he says “...gradually they came to exemplify for me the ideal string players.” Having already created works for both of them individually, Rorem felt they would make an ideal team, which resulted in the Double Concerto. Rorem suggests that the two instruments “are born on stage, emerging from the womb of the orchestra.” After Reading Shakespeare for solo cello is a refutation of the notion that a rich-sounding string instrument such as the cello requires any accompaniment.

Contents and Reviews


Double Concerto for Violin and Cello I. Morning 01:28 II. Adam and Eve 05:30 III. Mazurka 03:16 IV. Staying on Alone 01:54 V. Their Accord 02:22 VI. Looking 02:06 VII. Conversation at Midnight 14:27 VIII. Flight 01:17 After Reading Shakespeare I. Lear 04:41 II. Katharine 01:16 III. Lear 03:28 IV. Titania and Oberon 02:03 V. Caliban 01:41 VI. Portia 01:23 VII. Why hear'st thou music sadly? 00:49 VIII. Remembrance of things past 02:33 IX. Iago and Othello 04:00