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World Premiere of Joseph Schwantner’s Violin Concerto with Detroit Symphony Orchestra led by Leonard Slatkin [live DSO webcast]

“Schwantner’s thirty-five-minute Violin Concerto, written for Yevgeny Kutik, is a compelling piece… Kutik (a violinist new to me and quite a find) gave a technically brilliant, rich-toned and musically intense performance, Slatkin in total control of the mosaic-like orchestration. As for the piece itself, it needs to be listened to again to fully appreciate the many facets; however, even if it’s perhaps too easy a reference, if you love Barber’s Violin Concerto, you’ll love the Schwantner, and he too was present.”

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