Modern Concerti for Strings
Nicholas Sackman composer
Scott Michal composer
William Thomas McKinley composer
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Vit Micka conductor; Ondrej Lebr soloist
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra | Petr Vronsky conductor; Vit Muzik soloist
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra | Carl St. Clair conductor
Glenn Dicterow violin; Karen Dreyfus viola
DIVERGENCE is a collection of violin concerti written by three living composers. These works by Nicholas Sackman, Scott Michal, and William Thomas McKinley follow the traditional frameworks of the concerto with the individual stylings and influences of each composer worked into each piece; Sackman’s Concertino for Violin and Orchestra features delicate melodies surrounded by punchy rhythms, Michal’s Encomiums pays homage to three great masters of counterpoint, and McKinley’s Concert Variations takes a Mozart-like theme and gives it a 20th century fantasy variation treatment.
These recordings feature the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra with soloists Ondřej Lébr, Vít Mužík, Glenn Dicterow, and Karen Dreyfus.