Magazine article Strings

Twoxfour

Magazine article Strings

Twoxfour

Article excerpt

TWOXFOUR

Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, violins; Curtis 20/21 Ensemble, Vinay Parameswaran, cond. (Cedille)

The premise is simple, indeed: two outstanding violinists performing the works of four great composers. But the sheer artistry and the depth of knowledge that Jennifer Koh and her former-teacher-turned-colleague Jaime Laredo bring to this project is astounding. Toss in a world-class orchestra-the stellar Curtis 20/21 Ensemble under the baton of Vinay Parameswaran-and the result is an evocative survey of nearly 400 years of music.

Both Koh and Laredo are well versed in both Baroque and contemporary music. Koh, who recently starred in the stage revival of the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach, received rave reviews in 2009 for her three-part recital series of solo violin works, Bach and Beyond, which trekked from Bach's Sonatas and Partitas to several contemporary works, including some commissioned for the project. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.