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Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Violin Concerto; Rituals ()

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  1. Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
  2. Rituals, for 5 percussionists & orchestra
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An accomplished violinist before becoming a full-time composer, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich is undoubtedly qualified to compose a virtuoso concerto for the instrument, and she may be forgiven for indulging in some phenomenal displays of technique. Yet what sticks in the mind after hearing her Concerto for violin and orchestra (1998) is less of the work's showiness and rather more of the music's poignance and darkness; the first two movements are slow and quite expressive, and only the finale is a vehicle for flashy exhibition. The ...

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Violin Concerto; Rituals 2005, Naxos

UPC: 636943926826