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TOWER, J.: Violin Concerto / Stroke / Chamber Dance (Cho-Liang Lin, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero)

    




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TOWER, J.: Violin Concerto / Stroke / Chamber Dance (Cho-Liang Lin, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero)

Joan Tower creates music which is bold, colourful and communicative, her list of commissions and awards providing ample evidence of her ability to engage performers and audiences alike. Emotional intensity characterizes Stroke, which vividly conveys a stroke victim’s dramatic turmoil while also offering a vision of hope. The Violin Concerto, selected for the final round of the Pulitzer Prize in Music, is both a virtuoso showcase and a lyrical vehicle for the soloist, its conversational cadenzas representing a poignant exchange between the living and the departed. The deceptively titled Chamber Dance alternates huge blocks of sound with intimate solos and duets in an ever-evolving riot of colours. Joan Tower’s Made in America (8.559328) won three GRAMMY® awards.


Tower, Joan

  Stroke
1.   Stroke 00:19:45
  Violin Concerto
2.   Violin Concerto 00:21:26
  Chamber Dance
3.   Chamber Dance 00:16:19

Total Playing Time: 00:57:30






Composer(s):
Tower, Joan

Conductor(s):
Guerrero, Giancarlo

Orchestra(s):
Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Artist(s):
Lin, Cho-Liang

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559775

Barcode: 636943977521

Physical Release: 05/2015

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