Zwilich: Violin Concerto, etc.

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Zwilich: Violin Concerto, etc.



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30th Aug 2005




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Violin Concerto

Rituals for five Percussionists and Orchestra

Pamela Frank (violin)

Nexus, IRIS Chamber Orchestra & Saarbrücken Symphony Orchestra, Michael Stern


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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Violin Concerto

I. Quarter note = ca. 62

II. Quarter note = ca. 58

III. Quarter note = ca. 152

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Rituals

I. Invocation

II. Ambulation

III. Remembrances

IV. Contests

BBC Music Magazine

October 2005

“Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, born in Miami in 1939, was an orchestral violinist before establishing herself as a composer, and her Violin Concerto shows an obvious love for the instrument's lyrical qualities… But Pamela Frank, soloist in the premiere in 1998, is a persuasive advocate, and the wind soloists of the Saarbrücken orchestra also make a strong impression in a clear recording. Rituals, a recent concerto for five percussionists and orchestra, makes a colourful use of an array of instruments in four well contrasted movements...The original performers the long-established Canadian group Nexus and Michael Stern's own Iris Chamber Orchestra, sound confident and sympathetic...”

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