Birtwistle, Harrison: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2009-10) 31'

for solo violin and orchestra

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World Premiere
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Christian Tetzlaff, violin / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Marcelo Lehninger

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"A work of true originality... a continuous 25-minute span that evokes traditional form while always keeping at a subtle remove from it. It is as though Birtwistle has to rediscover the concerto paradigm from scratch... Ideas flow forth, are “discussed” by the soloists, the concertino-chorus, the tutti, but are not “argued” over... Clear to begin with — Birtwistle really has ensured that the soloist’s every note is audible — the concerto seemed increasingly inevitable and substantial."
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