Tower: Violin Concerto… / Lin, Guerrero, Nashville Symphony

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Joan Tower creates music which is bold, colorful and communicative, her list of commissions and awards providing ample evidence of her ability to engage performers...
Joan Tower creates music which is bold, colorful and communicative, her list of commissions and awards providing ample evidence of her ability to engage performers and audiences alike. Emotional intensity characterizes Stroke, which vividly conveys a stroke victim’s dramatic turmoil while also offering a vision of hope. The Violin Concerto, selected for the final round of the Pulitzer Prize in Music, is both a virtuoso showcase and a lyrical vehicle for the soloist, its conversational cadenzas representing a poignant exchange between the living and the departed. The deceptively titled Chamber Dance alternates huge blocks of sound with intimate solos and duets in an ever-evolving riot of colors.

Review:

In the Violin Concerto the ear is caught by the constantly changing colours of the soloists interaction with different orchestral players. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin is lyrical and muscular as required, and his slender tone is well balanced with the excellent Nashville Symphony. The orchestra impresses also in two more recent pieces by Tower, and bears further witness to Tower's imaginative handling of instrumental coloring.

– BBC Music Magazine


Product Description:


  • Release Date: May 26, 2015


  • UPC: 636943977521


  • Catalog Number: 8559775


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: ""


  • Composer: Joan Tower


  • Conductor: Giancarlo Guerrero


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Lin Cho-Liang