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Modern Concerto

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The ultimate instrumental showcase, the concerto has inspired composers to torture performers for hundreds of years, relentlessly pushing their physical capabilities. Now that performers have virtually no limits on their technique, how are composers innovating this storied form? (WFMT)

KIMMO HAKOLA: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, I (excerpt), IV
Kari Kriikku (cl), Finnish Radio SO/Sakari Oramo
Ondine 1063

DARON HAGEN: Concerto for Koto and Orchestra, I. Genji/Cicada Shell
Yumi Kurosawa  (koto) Orchestra of the Swan/David Curtis
MSR 1429

PHILIP GLASS (arr. Amy Dickson): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, I
Royal Phil/Mikel Toms
RCA 737639

MARK O’CONNOR: The Improvised Violin Concerto, III. Water
Boston Youth SO/Frederico Cortese

GABRIEL PROKOFIEV: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, II. Adagietto, Irreguluv
DJ Yoda (turntables) Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley
Nonclassical 5

KALEVI AHO: Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra, Acht Jahreszeiten, III. Schwarzer Schnerr
Carolina Eyck (theremin), Lapland Chamber Orch/John Storgårds
BIS 2036

JENNIFER HIGDON: Concerto for Orchestra, III
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano
Telarc 80620