#115 Modern Concerto

The ultimate instrumental showcase, the concerto has inspired composers to torture performers for hundreds of years, relentlessly pushing their physical capabilities. Now that performers have virtually no limits on their technique, how are composers innovating this storied form?

Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters

Kimmo Hakola: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, I (excerpt), IV
FRSO/Sakari Oramo; Kari Kriikku, clarinet
Ondine 1063
1:35, 8:25, :33

Daron Hagen: Concerto for Koto and Orchestra, I. Genji/Cicada Shell
Orchestra of the Swan/David Curtis; Yumi Kurosawa, koto
MSR 1429

Philip Glass (arr. Amy Dickson): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, I
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Mikel Toms
RCA 737639
6:48, 2:26

Mark O’Connor: The Improvised Violin Concerto, III. Water
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra/Frederico Cortese

Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, II. Adagietto, Irreguluv
Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley; DJ Yoda, turntables
Nonclassical 5

Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra, Acht Jahreszeiten, III. Schwarzer Schnerr
Lapland Chamber Orchestra/John Storgårds; Carolina Eyck, theremin
BIS 2036

Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra, III
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano
Telarc 80620

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