Violin Concertos

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Violin Concertos

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World Premiere Recording "Wild, idiosyncratic, and gripping." -- LA Times

"It is difficult to argue with such a technically dazzling and unfailingly musical interpretation." -- Gramophone

Includes two world premiere works. Composers John Corigliano and Matthew Hindson are two of the most important musicians on the global scene. Corigliano won an Academy Award and a Grammy for his music to the film The Red Violin. These two composers were present during the recording sessions.

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John Corigliano writes:

I'm thrilled to be included in a new recording by the brilliant and always surprising Lara St. John. She is a real maverick, as a performer and in her choice of repertoire. An opulent and virtuosic new violin concerto and my Red Violin suite are coupled with a newly arranged version of a 19th century pianistic tour de force in her latest stunning release.


TRACK LISTINGS:

1. VIOLIN CONCERTO: WIND TURBINE AT KOORAGANG ISLAND(9:20)
2. VIOLIN CONCERTO: WESTERWAY(13:42)
3. VIOLIN CONCERTO: GRAND FINAL DAY(6:42)
4. SUITE FROM THE RED VIOLIN(24:59)
5. TOTENTANZ (WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING) (15:23)


"What Makes A Great Album?"

Rosebrook Classical Blog, October 2009

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"St. John plays with her usual intensity, the Royal Philharmonic is a very polished ensemble, and Sarah Ioannides provides precise leadership."

American Record Guide, July 2009

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""In either case, these three compositions with strong extra-musical associations - Hindson's hauntingly evocative tryptych, Corigliano's equally atmospheric movie score in miniature, and Listz's theatrical horror show should appeal broadly to general listeners...Strongly recommended.""

Fanfare, April 2009

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"..she is an extremely fine player who mixes quicksilver technique with gripping spontaneity to captivating effect."

Strad Magazine, November 2008

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"All Praise to this Excellent Violinist for Championing Such a Vivid New Concerto"

Gramophone, October 2008

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"But this is intriguing to the ear, and the solo violin, especially when played as brilliantly as it is here, does have a rather macabre sound in this music."

Classical CD Review.com

Originally published in http://www.classicalcdreview.com/MC245.htmlJune 2008


"As you may detect, I am probably a little overawed by St. John's brilliant fire -- and am overwhelmed every time I play this recording."

London Free Press, originally published in The London Free Press, May 28, 2008

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"St. John demonstrates the pioneer spirit in an art often thought of as dusty and drab. Her effect on the music is one of warm humidity, a frankly sensual vision seen through the lenses of certain youth, wonder, and determination."

All About Jazz, originally published in All About Jazz, May 23, 2008

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"Hindson’s music is monumentally eclectic...Lara St. John shows an admirable spirit of risk-taking with this disc... it’s an exciting recording that tells us a lot about the ambition and independent-mindedness of this excellent violinist."

Palm Beach Post, originally published in The Palm Beach Post, May 4, 2008

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"Lara St. John plays as she usually does, no one finer in my experience, and has done a great service in bringing the Hindson concerto to light. Highest recommendation."

Audiophile Audition, Originally published in Audiole Audphiition, April 18, 2008

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