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Unsuk Chin: Piano Concerto - reimagining the concerto form / the guardian review

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It was a concerto, her 2001 work for violin, that won Unsuk Chin the high-profile Grawemeyer award for music three years later. The three works here – the Piano Concerto composed in 1997, the other two in 2009, though the Cello Concerto was revised last year – show how writing concertos has been a consistent thread through Chin's orchestral output; as well as these works, she has also produced a double concerto for piano and percussion, and one for clarinet, which received its world premiere this month.

For all its craftmanship and vividly imagined textures, the Violin Concerto was relatively conventional, both in its form and in the way it treated the relationship between the soloist and the orchestra, but in these pieces there's much more sense of Chin taking the concerto form and reimagining it in her own terms.  READ THE FULL guardian REVIEW