Solo Instrument with Orchestra

A Rebours (2010) • duration:11'
A memorial to the late Gyôrgy Ligeti, this colorful concerto for cello and three instrumental trios depicts the decadent worlds of 19th century French novelist J.K. Huysmans. A commission from Tanglewood 2011 courtesy of Charles Wuorinen.  
solo vc, fl, cl, perc(3), hp, vn, va, vc  

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Aporias: Requia for Piano and Orchestra (1994) • duration: 40'
A sprawling ten movement work, part piano concerto/ part requiem exploring the mysterious passages from life to death and back again. 
solo piano; six boy sopranos; 4 (picc/a fl)/4 (eng hn)/4 (b cl, cb cl)/4 (cbn); 4/4/4/1; perc (4), harp, cel; str (10-10-10-10-5) 

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Cadenza: Ligeti’s Violin Concerto (2005) • duration: 1'
Written for violinist Jennifer Koh after getting permission from Maestro Ligeti himself, this is a very intense cadenza to one of the 20th century's great concertos. 
solo violin 

Contes de Fées (1999) • duration: 12'
In the tradition of the great violin concertos, this is a powerful and dramatic showpiece for soloist and orchestra in the form of a romantic fantasy. 
solo violin; 1/alto fl/1/eng hn/E-flat cl (b cl) cl (b cl)/1/cbn; 1/0/1/1; perc (3); pno (cel, hpschd), str (6-5-4-3-2) 

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The Temptations of St. Anthony (2012) • duration:9'
Thirteen talismanic antiphons for piano and nine instruments. A mini piano concerto in the form of a philosophical dialogue between Saint Anthony (the piano) and his tormentors (ensembles of winds and strings.) A cry in the wilderness. 
solo pno; fl, eng h, cl, bsn, hn; vn, vla, vcl, cb  

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• recording on CD: On The Torment Of Saints, The Casting Of Spells And The Evocation Of Spirits > buy CD