Agócs, Harrison & Rodriguez: Works for Violin & Percussion Orchestra

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The unique instrumentation of the three works in this album was pioneered by the innovative Lou Harrison, whose 1959 concerto encapsulates his culturally wide-ranging aesthetic. More conventional instruments work alongside calibrated extras such as wash tubs and flowerpots in a work of color, languorous elegance and kinetic energy. The companion works were composed in its honor: Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Xochiquetzal evokes the ancient Mayan world in imaginary folk music to form a synthesis of time periods and cultures, while the economical serenity of Kati Agócs’s concerto also includes bitonal effects and zesty syncopation.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: October 25, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 8574212


  • UPC: 747313421275


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Kati Agocs, Lou Harrison, Robert Xavier Rodriguez


  • Conductor: Frank Epstein


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: New England Conservatory Percussion Ensemble


  • Performer: Nicholas Kitchen