Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson – John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony & David Robertson – John Adams: Violin Concerto (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 33:07 minutes | 609 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  |  Booklet, Front Cover | © Nonesuch

In 1994 John Adams composed his Violin Concerto, a work of breath-taking virtuosity written in an exhilarating and strongly rhythmic tone, sign that it was partly conceived for the New York City Ballet; even if the first movement is somewhat reminiscent − with its dreamlike atmosphere as well as fluid and elusive harmonies – of Berg’s Violin Concerto. It’s worth noting that the orchestra, in addition to its traditional elements, features a strong percussion section as well as two synthesisers that further add to the piece’s dreamlike and uncharted hue. That same year, violinist Leila Josefowicz (born in 1977) made her debut at Carnegie Hall in a concerto by Tchaikovsky conducted by Marriner: a big leap into what was to become an established international career. And it’s precisely for Josefowicz, small world indeed, that Adams wrote his dramatic symphony Scheherazade.2 for violin and orchestra: the bond between the soloist and the master is undeniably strong, and her interpretation couldn’t be more faithful to Adam’s original idea.

John Adams (1947 – )
1. Violin Concerto: I. Quarter-Note = 78 (14:45)
2. Violin Concerto: II. Chaconne “Body Through Which the Dream Flows” (10:58)
3. Violin Concerto: III. Toccare (07:24)

Leila Josefowicz, violin
St. Louis Symphony
David Robertson, conductor