World’s newest violin concerto is yours to view

World’s newest violin concerto is yours to view

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norman lebrecht

May 02, 2021

The Mark Simpson concerto premiered by Nicola Benedetti with the London Symphony Orchestra is free to view this week on Maruqee TV.

It’s a cracker.

Click here.

 

 

Comments

  • John Borstlap says:

    For people, who haven’t heard of Simpson:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxUWZ6qoJy4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGr_3XpTh8

    It’s nervous music at the edge of sonic art.

  • A genuinely remarkable new work. And presented from the outset with such a fine performance and video production. Truly unrelenting demands on the soloist, and yet mastered with such virtuosity!

    And a couple related thoughts: 1) The work seems to speak to the ever-increasing divide between the Anglo-American and continental new music worlds. 2) How does the UK have such fine orchestras and yet pay them so badly?

  • Phil. says:

    Viewed? thought violin concertos were heard ?

  • Helen Beadamoo says:

    Pretentious junk that goes nowhere. Lousy orchestration too

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