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vla.db.strings

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Programme Notes

Concertos often get their energy from contrast and conflict. In this piece there is none of that: the viola and the bass are partners, sharing and swapping material. Sometimes, at the very beginning for instance, they play in unison (though octaves apart). The tutti strings are also on the same side, echoing the soloists. The viola and the double bass have the same dark, shadowy character. Violin and cello belong to the day, viola and bass to the night. This little concerto is a nocturne, exploring those dark colours. (The 'silver bow' is the moon in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream').

To the Silver Bow

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, United Kingdom)

Leon Bosch

To the Silver Bow

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, United Kingdom)

Leon Bosch

To the Silver Bow

The Apex (Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Leon Bosch, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Robert Smissen

To the Silver Bow

St Martin-in-the-Fields (London, United Kingdom)

Leon Bosch, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Robert Smissen