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      Modern Concerto

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      The ultimate instrumental showcase, the concerto has inspired composers to torture performers for hundreds of years, relentlessly pushing their physical capabilities. Now that performers have virtually no limits on their technique, how are composers innovating this storied form?

      Kimmo Hakola: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, I (excerpt), IV
      FRSO/Sakari Oramo; Kari Kriikku, clarinet
      Ondine 1063
      1:35, 8:25, :33

      Daron Hagen: Concerto for Koto and Orchestra, I. Genji/Cicada Shell
      Orchestra of the Swan/David Curtis; Yumi Kurosawa, koto
      MSR 1429

      Philip Glass (arr. Amy Dickson): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, I
      Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Mikel Toms
      RCA 737639
      6:48, 2:26

      Mark O’Connor: The Improvised Violin Concerto, III. Water
      Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra/Frederico Cortese
      OMAC 19

      Gabriel Prokofiev: Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra, II. Adagietto, Irreguluv
      Heritage Orchestra/Jules Buckley; DJ Yoda, turntables
      Nonclassical 5

      Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Theremin and Orchestra, Acht Jahreszeiten, III. Schwarzer Schnerr
      Lapland Chamber Orchestra/John Storgårds; Carolina Eyck, theremin
      BIS 2036

      Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra, III
      Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Robert Spano
      Telarc 80620


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