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Edward Gregson

Publisher: Novello & Co

Violin Concerto (1999)
commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1999
Duration
28 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
violin
Programme Note
Edward Gregson Violin Concerto (1999)
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  • Ensemble
    BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Michael Collins, clarinet; Olivier Charlier, violin
    Conductor
    Martyn Brabbins
    Chandos:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 03 FEB 2000
    Violin Concerto World Premiere
    Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
    Hallé Orchestra
    Lyn Fletcher; Kent Nagano, conductor

Reviews
Each movement of the Violin Concerto (1999) is prefaced by lines of poetry as inspirational starting points. Certainly the brash, almost sardonic waltz climax of the first movement does catch something of Oscar Wilde's 'Love passed into the house of lust' (from the Harlot's House). The elysian, mystical slow movement rapturously played by Oliver Charlier, takes the listener far deeper than the quoted lines of Paul Verlaine's 'Chanson d'automne' and the Irish reel of the athletic finale is at one with Yeats' 'And the merry love the fiddle And the merry love to dance'.
Ivan March, Gramophone,1/1/0001
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