for violin & orchestra (1977) mp3
Composer Facsimile Edition, 13 minutes
"dark, angular...the rhapsodic quality the title promises..." (The Berkshire Eagle)
Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1977) is
a single, tense and restless movement. It was first performed
at Williams College by the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra under
Ron Feldman's direction with Tim Baker, violinist.
It is written
in three main sections separated by transitions and a cadenza,
and begins with an introduction. Of the three main sections
that follow, the first is the richest in terms of material, containing
the rest of the movement in embryo. The Rhapsody cadenza
attempts to follow an early tradition of cadenza writing, exploring
the expressive range of the violin rather than its technical
conclusion is short and intense, based primarily on the double-dotted
motive from the beginning which appears even at the moment of
cadence in greatly augmented form.
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