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3(III=afl).2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn- cymbal(sm)/2cowbells(Latin)/2tpl.bl(hi,lo)/BD(lg)-harp-pft(=cel)-strings

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World Premiere
Royal Festival Hall, London
Christian Tetzlaff, violin / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski
Press Quotes

“…there's no doubting this is a significant addition to the repertoire. Accessible, tough and unmistakably Turnage, it has a blatantly classical shape, setting out like a baroque jig, with lots of arresting staccato gestures and complex rhythms, before moving on to a moody slow movement and a final dance of obsessive nerve and energy. A stunning piece."
Financial Times

“Unusually, in the energetic outer movements, the composer treats the violin as quasi-percussion, with jagged-edge multiple stopping and wild rhythmic abandon. The slow Blues movement is a serene oasis of calm at the heart of the work. This is a notable addition to the concerto repertory. The solo part was thrillingly played by the dedicatee, Christian Tetzlaff, a rare champion of new music among elite contemporary violinists.”
Sunday Times

Recommended Recording

Christian Tetzlaff/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski
LPO 0066

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