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So, you all should know Adam is my favorite living composer. He has written a new violin concerto specifically for Anne Akiko Meyers to premier. It premiered in San Diego early this month. There is a recorded live stream of the entire concert on facebook that I am going to link to. I think it is a next step in his maturing as a composer. He has thrown some new ideas and sounds into this piece that you wouldn't typically hear from him. He still stays true to his style, but he is branching out. I think it is a more free piece with more development. It is gorgeous and lovely and exciting and cool. Take a listen. I think you will love it - I hope you love it as much as I do.  

The concerto starts around minute 22.

 

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@Ravels Radical Rivalry

Don't take it as an insult but I think that the composer is... good. Just good and nothing more, I've seen better works.

Don't get me wrong, he did some good work there.

But the really impressive thing in the video, in my opinion, is the work of the players. 

He's so lucky to have players that play so well, not only the violinist but especially her.

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That’s fine. It is a matter of opinion. I love his style of composition. I think it is wonderful that he is composing classical music to be performed in the concert hall venue that is lyrical, tonal, melodic, and beautiful in the traditional understandjng of the word and all at the same time it is contemporary. It isn’t Copland or Rachmaninov. It isn’t film score music. It is a conglomeration of the ideas of Steve Reich, Coldplay, Radiohead, Thomas Newman, Copland, Corigliano, etc. It fits within a new school of composing with other composers like Jennifer Higdon, Michael Gandolfi, Christopher Theofanidis, Johnathan Leshnoff, Michael Daugherty, etc. however it has a very distinctive voice of those people in that group. It happens to be something I really, really like and appreciate. 

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