Violin and orchestra (3[1.2.pic] 3[1.2.Eh] 3[1.2.Bcl] 3 [1.2.cbn] -- 3 2 2 1 -- tmp+2 -- hp, pf -- str --Solo Violin) - Advanced
Composed by Allen Shawn. Concerto/Feature. 21st Century. Score. Galaxy Music Corporation #1.3393. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation (EC.1.3393).
Item Number: EC.1.3393
A virtuosic tour de force for soloist and orchestra cast in four large movements. The opening movement, an extended violin cadenza/cantilena supported by imaginatively varied orchestra commentary, emerges into a wittily conversational scherzo (Vivace). Similarly paired, the darkly expressive Largo elides with the concluding Allegro, a cascade of brilliant passagework and rhythmic vitality. A masterwork that will find a welcome home in the contemporary violin concerto repertory. .