Kernis & Howard - Violin Concertos | Onyx ONYX4189

Kernis & Howard - Violin Concertos

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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4189

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th October 2018

Contents

Artists

James Ehnes (violin)
Andrew Armstrong (piano)
Seattle Symphony
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Ludovic Morlot
Cristian Macelaru

Works

Howard, James Newton

Violin Concerto

Kernis, Aaron Jay

Violin Concerto

Tovey, Bramwell

Stream of Limelight

Artists

James Ehnes (violin)
Andrew Armstrong (piano)
Seattle Symphony
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Conductors

Ludovic Morlot
Cristian Macelaru

About

Three works written for violinist James Ehnes and receiving their premiere recordings. James Newton Howard’s music will be familiar to movie fans the world over. His 120 film scores include The Prince of Tides, Michael Clayton, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Village, Defiance and The Hunger Games (the recording was produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett) and he is one of the most respected composers currently working in film. Commissioned to write a concerto for James Ehnes and the Pacific Symphony, Howard admitted to feeling “thrilled, excited, expectant and ultimately terrified.”

Pulitzer Prize (String Quartet No.2)-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis first composed for Ehnes in 2007’s Two movements (with Bells) and a few years later the Violin Concerto followed.

Bramwell Tovey and James Ehnes’s musical relationship goes back to 1990 and they have performed together countless times. Stream of Limelight gives James’s incredible technique ample opportunity to dazzle and is a superb finale to this fascinating album of new compositions.

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