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  • Performer: Tamsin Waley-Cohen
  • Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Andrew Litton
  • Composer: Roy Harris, John Adams
  • Audio CD (14 Oct. 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Signum Classics (Note 1 Musikvertrieb)
  • ASIN: B01J602MA0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,535 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen continues her series of concerto recordings on Signum with two contrasting works by American composers. Already considered by many to be a modern classic, John Adams 1993 Violin Concerto was described by the composer as having a hypermelody , in which the soloist plays longs phrases without stop 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'. For this recording Tamsin Waley-Cohen is joined by the BBC Symphony Orchestra under American conductor Andrew Litton.

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'This is a fabulous performance of a very fine concerto.' --Bruce Reader Classical Reviewer, 3rd October 2016

GRAMOPHONE EDITOR S CHOICE '[Tamsin Waley-Cohen s] interpretation is technically beyond reproach and musically imaginative. What makes this recording indispensible is the coupling ... Harris s Concerto is a major (re-)discovery, and Waley-Cohen outclasses Fulkerson s pioneering version in every respect. Andrew Litton and the BBC Symphony provide superb, supple support. Not to be missed.' --Andrew Farach-Colton Gramophone, December 2016


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