OUT NOW | Violinist Leila Josefowicz’s New CD: ‘John Adams Violin Concerto’ [LISTEN]

Nonesuch Records has announced the release of violinist Leila Josefowicz's latest album: 'John Adams Violin Concerto'

Leila Josefowicz John Adams

Nonesuch Records has this week announced the release of American-Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate Leila Josefowicz‘s latest album: John Adams Violin Concerto.

Recorded with conductor David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony, the disc features the 1993 Grawemeyer Award-winning Violin Concerto of acclaimed American composer John Adams.

“I am particularly sentimentally attached to John’s violin concerto because it was the first piece that I took on that I chose myself … it intrigued me, not knowing at all what the outcome would be …” Leila has told The Violin Channel.

“This became the start of a whole new direction of my repertory turning to the 21st century – of working with living composers,” she has said.

“I hope listeners are intrigued by the many different sounds that this great work offers … allusions to jazz and swing … extraterrestrial sounds coming from the electronic keyboards … a kind of sonic euphoria that is so unique and unexpected.”

Track previews available now on Amazon and iTunes:

John Adams: Violin Concerto |CD|

Leila Josefowicz, Violin

David Robertson, Conductor

St. Louis Symphony

Release Date: April 27, 2018

Nonesuch Records