In the early years of the 21st century, the US-based Argentine composer was one of the hottest properties in contemporary music, producing multi-ethnic confections that suited the spirit of the times.
Then he hit a brick wall. Premieres of a song cycle, a string quartet and a violin concerto all had to be cancelled when the composer failed to deliver a score. That was four years ago. Since then, nothing.
Until this weekend, when Sign of the Leviathan, described by Steve Smith as ‘a melancholy 12-minute work for solo French horn and string orchestra’, had its premiere at Tanglewood. Read Steve’s review here.