Concerto for Violin


by Nicholas Maw

violin and orchestra
Solo Instruments with Orchestra
2(II=picc+afl).2(II=ca).2(II=Ebcl).2(II=cbsn) - 4201 - timp - perc(1): SD/TD/tamb/cyms/susp.cym/glsp/vib -harp - strings
Commissioned jointly by the Orchestra of St Luke's and the Philharmonia Orchestra, London with generous support from the Commissioning Program of the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the Arts Council of Great Britain
First Performance
29.9.93, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, USA: Orchestra of St Luke's/Joshua Bell/Roger Norrington FP(UK): 14.10.93, Royal Festival Hall, London: Joshua Bell/Philharmonia Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin

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'…infused with that peculiarly English lust for the exotic but with none of the reserve that invariably inhibits it … Elgar said that Englishmen didn’t know how to rhapsodise. He hadn’t heard of Maw. His songs without words are like rapturous melismas in pursuit of the unattainable. In the trio - turned - cadenza of the scherzo the soloist’s double - stopped reverie seeks to find perfect harmony in the ether. It’s Paganini after a night in the pleasure dome, it’s Vaughan Williams’ “Lark” tur Read more

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