Elfman: Violin Concerto - Hailstork: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Cameron, Goodyear, Falletta

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This recording presents brand new concertos from two vibrant and contrasting American composers. Adolphus Hailstork’s First Piano Concerto draws on his African American heritage to create a work brimming with energy and high spirits. The Violin Concerto “Eleven Eleven” by Danny Elfman – renowned for his many film scores including Batman – has its roots in the composer’s rock, film and television background, but also illustrates his love for the music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev.


Two major works from contemporary American composers sit side by side here in this latest American Classics production from Naxos. Well-known for his prolific film score output Danny Elfman’s Violin Concerto “Eleven Eleven” has echoes of his early Batman. There is an interesting note about the subtitle in the accompanying words – apparently the number 11 has special meaning for the composer. Alongside this we have Adolphus Hailstork’s Piano Concerto No 1. This has influences from his Afro-American heritage. Both are in fine new live recordings here.

-- Lark Reviews

Product Description:

  • Release Date: March 10, 2023

  • Catalog Number: 8559925

  • UPC: 636943992524

  • Label: Naxos

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: 20th Century, Contemporary

  • Composer: Danny Elfman, Adolphus Hailstork

  • Conductor: JoAnn Falletta

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Performer: Sandy Cameron, Stewart Goodyear


  1. Violin Concerto, "Eleven Eleven"

    Composer: Danny Elfman

    Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Sandy Cameron (Violin)

    Conductor: JoAnn Falletta

  2. Piano Concerto No. 1

    Composer: Adolphus Hailstork

    Ensemble: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

    Performer: Stewart Goodyear (Piano)

    Conductor: JoAnn Falletta