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 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Smaug   (Member)

As always, I'm interested in the concert works by composers mostly known for film. My ears perked up at this Horner work premiering in November for Violin and Cello. But I have to say I was taken aback by this report that it will have chorus? A Double Concerto for Violin & Cello which requires a chorus?

I am predicting very few performances of the pieces. It's good news that they are recording it. The only other concert I can think of with chorus is Busoni's WAY over the top piano concerto. I mean, 90 minutes long?

Orchestras don't want to play music by living composers. When they do they choose either unlistenable modernism or post-minimalist fluff which they hope the kids will like. It's too bad to give them real practical reasons not to even consider playing it. A straight symphony for orchestra is hard enough to sell. Concertos require hiring the soloist, flying them in (plus an extra airfare for the cello), hotels, etc.

This piece will never be performed. Again, thank god for recordings.

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

The only other concert I can think of with chorus is Busoni's WAY over the top piano concerto.





 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)



AND

http://raff.org/records/reviews/vocal/02.htm

(Sorry I couldn't find the second piece on Youtube, but it's an incredible romantic era piece in four movements for piano solo, chorus, and orchestra.)

Yavar

 
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