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Publisher: Chester Music

Fragment for the Virgin (string orchestra version) (2004)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2004
Duration
5 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Violin
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
Piano
Programme Note
John Tavener Fragment for the Virgin (string orchestra version) (2004)
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  • Ensemble
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Nicola Benedetti
    Conductor
    Daniel Harding
    Deutsche Grammophon:
Performances
Date
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Reviews
...the intensity of violin and strings is an effective medium for his static writing.
Erica Jeal, The Guardian,18/05/2005
Fragment for the Virgin, written by Sir John Tavener for Benedetti, has, since its Wigmore Hall premiere earlier this year, been recast for soloist and strings. In its astonishingly brief four and a half minutes, Benedetti demonstrated an intense sound, with wide-vibrato and appropriate 'Eastern-style' portamenti for this slow, stately piece.
Annette Morreau, The Independent,17/05/2005
Tavener's Fragment for the Virgin was receiving its first performance in a new arrangement for violin and strings. A passionate, prayer-like piece - a miniature Protecting Veil, perhaps.
Matthew Rye, The Daily Telegraph,17/05/2005
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