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Andrew Wan

Ginastera - Bernstein - Moussa w/OSM, Nagano


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1 Ginastera: Violin Concerto, Op. 30 / Cadenza  
2 Study No. 1, 'Chords' - Allegro  
3 Study No. 2, 'Thirds' - Allegretto  
4 Study No. 3, 'Other intervals' - Lo stesso tempo  
5 Study No. 4, 'Arpeggios' - Lo stesso tempo  
6 Study No. 5, 'Harmonics' - Andante  
7 Study No. 6, 'Quarter tones' - Larghissimo  
8 Coda - Maestoso  
9 Adagio for 22 Soloists  
10 Scherzo pianissimo - Sempre volante, misterioso e appena sensibile  
11 Perpetuum mobile - Agitato e allucinante  
12 Bernstein: Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion  
13 Aristophanes (Allegretto)  
14 Eryximachus (Presto)  
15 Agathon (Adagio)  
16 Socrates - Alcibiades (Molto tenuto - Allegro molto vivace)  
17 Samy Moussa: Violin Concerto ?Adrano? / circa 48 ? Pi? mosso circa 58  
18 Cadenza - senza misura  
19 Circa 96  
20 Epilogue  
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Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the OSM, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of Kent Nagano, present the album Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa : Works for Violin and Orchestra.

Recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019, the album brings together important works, namely the Violin Concerto, Op. 30 by Alberto Ginastera, a score that requires no less than seven percussionists handling some fifty instruments, the imposing Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion by Leonard Bernstein (after Plato's Symposium), and the Violin Concerto "Adrano" by Samy Moussa, a world premiere recording and an OSM commission.

Andrew Wan's impeccable playing is impressive and confirms his place among the greatest violinists playing in Canada today. Energetic, articulate and in perfect harmony with the soloist, the OSM and Maestro Nagano elevate these works with their transcendent performance. The result is nothing short of masterful.

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