Lee Hyla’s Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Koussevitsky Foundation for violinist Laura Frautschi and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and given its first performance by them under the direction of artistic director and founder Gil Rose on January 19, 2002 in Boston’s Jordan Hall. The concerto plays in one kaleidoscopic movement that last nearly 21 minutes. Sections with Hyla’s trademark bristling energy alternate with calm and lyrical passages of delicate beauty. Coy references to the violin concertos of Igor Stravinsky and Alban Berg, tie the work to the great traditions of the last century, but Hyla’s interest in and knowledge of current popular music styles are also subtly evident. This is an important addition to the growing body of great 21st century violin concertos.
Composer: Hyla, Lee
Product No.: SC54
Format: Full Score - Study
Instrumentation: Flute I, Flute II, Piccolo, Oboe I, Oboe II, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Contra Bassoon, Horn I, Horn II, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Tenor, Percussion I, Percussion II, Piano, Harp, Violin solo, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Contrabass
Series: Carl Fischer Chamber Music Edition
Date Published: 12/15/2005 0:00
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