Tamsin Waley-Cohen / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Litton

Violin Concertos

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212046821
Catnr: SIGCD 468
Release date: 09 December 2016
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About the album

Tamsin Waley-Cohen continues her series of concerto recordings on this release with works by contrasting American composers. Already considered by many to be a mdoern classic, John Adams' Violin Concerto was described by the composer as having a 'hypermelody', in which the soloist plays long phrases without stop for the uration of the piece. Although composed in 1949, the first performance of Roy Harris's Violin Concerto didn't occur until 1984. Since then it has been championed for it's 'luminous orchestration and exalted tone.'
Twee contrasterende Amerikaanse vioolconcerten
Violiste Tamsin Waley-Cohen zet haar reeks concertopnamen voort met twee contrasterende werken van Amerikaanse componisten.

Het Vioolconcert van John Adams uit 1993 wordt al door velen beschouwd als een moderne klassieker. De componist zelf beschreef het als een werk met een ‘hypermelodie’, waarin de solist lange frasen zonder onderbreking speelt.

Ook al was het gecomponeerd in 1949, de eerste uitvoering van het Vioolconcert van Roy Harris vond pas in 1984 plaats. Sindsdien wordt het verdedigd om zijn “heldere orkestratie en verheven toon”. Dit album bevat de eerste moderne studio-opname van het concert.

Op deze opnamen wordt Tamsin Waley-Cohen ondersteund door het BBC Symphony Orchestra onder leiding van de Amerikaanse dirigent Andrew Litton.


Born in London in 1986, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose Concertino she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum Records, for whom she is a Signum Classics Artist. With her sister, composer Freya Waley-Cohen, and architects Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina, she holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh. Her love of chamber music led her to start the Honeymead Festival, now in its ninth year, and she is also artistic director of the Sunday Series at London’s Tricycle Theatre. In 2016-2017 she will be a recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Awards. She studied at the Royal College of Music and her teachers included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ruggiero Ricci, and András Keller.



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CPE Bach Complete Works for Violin and Keyboard
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Niobe (EP)
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Works for Violin & Piano by Hahn & Szymanowski
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc - Vol. 5
Malcolm Martineau
The Lark Ascending / Introduction and Allegro
Tamsin Waley-Cohen / Orchestra of the Swan / David Curtis
1917: Works for Violin & Piano
Tamsin Waley-Cohen / Huw Watkins
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor / Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Tamsin Waley-Cohen / Huw Watkins