NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Oscar Bettison – ‘Pale Icons of Night’ Violin Concerto [WORLD PREMIERE]

Violinist Courtney Orlando performing the world premiere performance of British-American composer Oscar Bettison‘s ‘Pale Icons of Night’  Violin Concerto

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American violinist Courtney Orlando performing the world premiere performance of British-American composer Oscar Bettison‘s ‘Pale Icons of Night’  Violin Concerto – with conductor Alan Pierson and Alarm Will Sound Chamber Orchestra.

Recorded live on the 6th of November, 2018 – in Baltimore.

“When I started thinking about the piece I got really fixated with the idea of night and the difference between dreams and wakefulness … and also how things seem more pronounced at dark and other things fade into the darkness in a way that they don’t during daylight … ” Oscar has told The Violin Channel.

“So, for me it’s the idea of two states, two types of music: a dreamlike state and another more tangible, more solid kind of music … these two things pull and push against each other throughout the piece …” the Peabody Institute of Music faculty member has said.

“I think the piece is quite narrative, a friend of mine told me that it’s like a novel without words … there’s a lot of material that comes back, sometimes quite literally, sometimes it’s more hidden, but I think that adds to the sense that the piece is building a kind of hidden narrative.”

 

COURTNEY ORLANDO | OSCAR BETTISON | ‘PALE ICONS OF NIGHT’ VIOLIN CONCERTO | ALAN PIERSON & ALARM WILL SOUND | 2028

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