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CORIGLIANO, J.: Conjurer / Vocalise (Glennie, Plitmann, Albany Symphony, Miller)


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CORIGLIANO, J.: Conjurer / Vocalise (Glennie, Plitmann, Albany Symphony, Miller)

Leading American composer John Corigliano had reservations about writing a percussion concerto, but the challenge fascinated him. The result is Conjurer, a concerto for percussion like no other, in which ‘wood, metal and skin’ are utilised in such a way that the soloist, Dame Evelyn Glennie—the world’s greatest percussion virtuoso—‘conjures’ the musical material from these three choirs, and the orchestra then shares and develops the themes. Vocalise employs electronics in a way that serves to heighten the expressive beauty of the writing, gradually leading the listener from a purely acoustic experience to one that becomes suffused by amplification and electronics.

Corigliano Jr., John

1.   Cadenza I 00:03:42
2.   I. Wood 00:06:10
3.   Cadenza II 00:02:39
4.   II. Metal 00:11:58
5.   Cadenza III 00:02:34
6.   III. Skin 00:09:22
7.   Vocalise 00:21:16

Total Playing Time: 00:57:41

Corigliano Jr., John

Miller, David Alan

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Baechle, Mark; Glennie, Evelyn; Plitmann, Hila

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concertos; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559757

Barcode: 636943975725

Physical Release: 09/2013

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