Thursday, March 24, 2011

#83 The Smell of Fortress

Attack the fortress! And the warriors are attacking it. From all directions, they're moving forward, so it's encircled and beset. And the standard–violin, flapping in the wind. It's actually not the smell of fortress, it's the smell of all around it.

RLPO under Petrenko has wonderful, sharp sound. Hahn delivers full, assured performance. Higdon was born in 1962 and wrote this concerto for Hahn. She received the 2010 Pulitzer Price in Music for it.

Composer: Jennifer Higdon
Work: Violin concerto, III. Fly Forward
Recording: Hilary Hahn, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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