Concerto for Violin


violin and chamber orchestra
Solo Instrument(s) with Orchestra
1(=picc) – 2201 – perc(1): mar/high wdbl/hi-hat/sizz.cyms/BD with cyms attached/BD - strings
Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music and Northern Sinfonia with support from Barbara and Michael Gwinnell
First Performance
26.6.08, Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, UK: Carolin Widmann/Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair

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'Concerto for Violin' reviews

‘…luxuriously scored, with sundry solos that even include one for ondes martenot. Davis acknowledges his love of French music, and there are indeed suggestions of Offenbach or Delibes, though Minkus and Glazunov seem even stronger influences. What is especially striking is the quality of the themes for the various characters and situations, among them an especially lovely one for Roxane and a stirring rataplan for Cyrano’s regiment. These themes are developed to considerable dramatic and emo Read more

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