Harris & Adams: Violin Concertos

Already considered by many to be a modern classic, John Adams’ 1993 Violin Concerto was described by the composer as having a ‘hypermelody’, the soloist playing longs phrases for the duration of the 35-minute piece. Although composed in 1949, the first performance of Roy Harris’s Violin Concerto didn’t occur until 1984. Since then it has been championed for its 'luminous orchestration and exalted tone'.

SIGCD468  62 minutes 19 seconds
'Technically beyond reproach and musically imaginative … Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony provide superb, supple support. Not to be missed' (Gramophone)
'A compelling CD' (The Northern Echo)
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