05. September 2007 · Comments Off on The Red Violin .. and More · Categories: Links

CNN has an article about a new CD of the completed Corigliano Red Violin Concerto with the forever young looking Joshua Bell.

After putting up with an ad, you can hear some of the concerto here (with Bell, the Baltimore Symphony with Marin Alsop as well.) Just seeing those microphones starts to make my stomach church; I find recording can turn me into a true pattymess™.

We played the Chaconne (the first movement) a couple of years ago. It was a challenge; heavily orchestrated in places and I’m not sure how well the violin carried over us. (But then I never know about things like that, sitting in nearly the very middle of all that sound!)

Included on the CD is Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, played by, again, Bell, plus a name many of you will recognize not only as a pianist, but as the excellent blogger at think denk, Jeremy Denk. Nice!

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