Format: CD
Label: Naxos
Rel. Date: 10/28/2022
UPC: 747313421275

Works for Violin & Percussion Orch
Artist: Agocs / Kitchen / New England Conservatory
Format: CD

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The unique instrumentation of the three works in this album was pioneered by the innovative Lou Harrison, whose 1959 concerto encapsulates his culturally wide-ranging aesthetic. More conventional instruments work alongside calibrated extras such as wash tubs and flowerpots in a work of color, languorous elegance and kinetic energy. The companion works were composed in it's honor: Robert Xavier Rodríguez's Xochiquetzal evokes the ancient Mayan world in imaginary folk music to form a synthesis of time periods and cultures, while the economical serenity of Kati Agócs's concerto also includes bitonal effects and zesty syncopation.