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Jennifer Koh - Portraits (2006) + Violin Fantasies (2004)
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Jennifer Koh - Portraits (2006) + Violin Fantasies (2004)
Classical | Cedille | 2006 | 65:15 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | PDF Booklet | 253 MB
Classical | Cedille | 2004 | 55:36 | EAC (FLAC, cue, no log) | PDF Booklet | 212 MB
Jennifer Koh, violin, Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor, Reiko Uchida, piano

Violinist Jennifer Koh is recognized in the U.S. and abroad for her ability to fuse intensity of temperament with classical poise and elegance. The New York Times calls her a "fearless soloist," who has a formidable capacity for "living through" the music she performs on stage. Equally at home in classic and contemporary repertoire, Ms. Koh revels in the unexpected.

CD 1: Jennifer Koh: Portraits (2006)

"10/10 - Koh offers three works for violin and orchestra by three very different Eastern European composers, none of them over-exposed and all of them distinctive. In other words, the complete program is as coherent and well thought-out as the performances are outstanding." - ClassicsToday.com

Program (65:15)

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
1 Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1916) (25:35)

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293 (1943) (27:25)
2 I. Andante (11:17)
3 II. Andante moderato (7:25)
4 III. Poco Allegro (8:35)

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Two Portraits, Op. 5 (1911) (11:54)
5 No. 1 "Idealistic" Andante sostenuto (9:43)
6 No. 2 "Distorted" Presto (2:11)

Jennifer Koh, violin, Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Producer: James Ginsburg Engineer: Eric Arunas and Bill Maylone Recorded "Live" in Concert: July 1 & 2, 2004 (Szymanowski) and July 1 & 2, 2005 (Martin, Bartók) at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, Chicago Graphic Design: Melanie Germond, Pete Goldlust Front Cover Photo © Sarah Shatz

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CD 2: Jennifer Koh: Violin Fantasies (2004)

"Fantasy" offers a composer one of the freest possible musical forms. When I first began thinking about this recording, I saw an opportunity to present a program of four very different composers speaking through this very free form in their distinct voices. In the months preceding the recording sessions, I lost two friends in close succession. Fortunately, I had the work of preparing these fantasies to delve into. In the midst of my preparations, I began to perceive a common thread among the pieces, besides the theme of "fantasy." I began to understand each piece as a life's journey. Each fantasy expressed itself as an entire life to me: a search to find one's own path with all of its joys and struggles along the way. I would like to dedicate this recording to my two friends and to the celebration of life. -- Jennifer Koh

PROGRAM (55:36)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
1. Fantasie in C Major for Violin and Piano, D. 934 (24:27)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
2. Fantasie in C Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 131 (15:34)

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
3. Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47 (8:53)

Ornette Coleman (b. 1930)
4. "Trinity" - Fantasy for Solo Violin (6:17)

Jennifer Koh, violin, Reiko Uchida, piano

Recorded: February 25-27 and March 19-20, 2003 at the Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC / Producer & Engineer: Judith Sherman / Assistant Engineer: Jeanne Velonis / Digital Editing: Bill Maylone / Graphic Design: Melanie Germond & Pete Goldlust / Front Cover Photo: Janette Beckmann / Notes: Andrea Lamoreaux / PUBLISHERS: Schoenberg: © 1952 CF Peters; Coleman: © 1987 Ornette Coleman

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In this release I make an exception to my preference of sharing comtemporary music. But Ms. Koh is worth it. But more new music is coming your way soon! :)
Posted By: Piterets Date: 31 Oct 2021 05:23:45
Links are good now. :)
Posted By: thecrow Date: 31 Oct 2021 09:39:03
password please?
Posted By: Piterets Date: 31 Oct 2021 15:32:46
Passwords are given under the Download Links.

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