NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Gediminas Gelgotas Violin Concerto No. 1 – World Premiere [2018]

21-year-old Swiss violinist David Nebel performing the world premiere performance of Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas' Violin Concerto No. 1

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Gediminas Gelgotas

21-year-old Swiss violinist David Nebel performing the world premiere performance of Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas‘ Violin Concerto No. 1.

Recorded on the 7th of July, 2018, with conductor Kristjan Järvi & the Baltic Sea Philharmonic – at the Kissinger Sommer Festival, in Germany.

“The whole concerto consists of two contrasting movements, each approximately 10 minutes in length … and both movements have a cadenza-like virtuosic episode at the end …” Gediminas has told The Violin Channel.

“The whole work is based on multi-stylistic influences … it requires very rhythmic and direct phrasing and with a feeling of an inner pulse that is always moving the piece forward … even during the most lyrical moments in the score,” the 32-year-old former composer-in-residence at the Verbier Festival has said.

“I was inspired to create a musical language that could hopefully resonate with a larger audience … and to create a sound world that will hopefully reflect the surroundings we’re living in.”

 

DAVID NEBEL | GEDIMINAS GELGOTAS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | KRISTJAN JÄRVI & BALTIC SEA PHILHARMONIC | WORLD PREMIERE | KISSINGER SOMMER FESTIVAL | 2018

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