David Chesky: String Theory
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra:
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra
Tom Chiu - violin
Dave Eggar - cello
Orchestra AREA 31
David Chesky's three new Concertos redefine the role of the modern string soloist. Fusing classical concerto form with the modern harmonic language of American rhythmic jazz, these innovative works extend theoretical parameters to realms reserved for the few pioneers who truly revolutionalised their instruments, such as Hendrix, Parker, and Heifeiz. Tom Chiu and Dave Eggar are by turns chamber soloists, free jazz experimentalists, and poetic sound abstractionists who bring a volcanic rock-and-roll energy to these works as they transcend the typical concerto and race towards a potent visceral conclusion. Fiendishly difficult passage work and extreme timbral ranges present a new athleticism to the musical virtuosity as the soloists debate, collide, and duel with the orchestra and with each other. Throughout, Chesky's poignant juxtaposition of primitive power of urban groove and the elegance of classical refinement reveals the birth of a new genre of American music.|
About David Chesky:
Three-time Grammy nominee David Chesky has earned great respect for his fresh and unique approach to musical compositions, which span the jazz and classical genres. Captivating audiences around the world. The New York Times raves, Chesky combines a gritty sophistication with street-level energy and currents of exotic folkishness. As a composer of orchestral works, operas and ballets, an author of children's books, a jazz pianist and a world-renowned innovator of audio technologies, Chesky redefines the role of a modern-day renaissance man. Critics describe his music as highly individualistic, memorable, dynamic and exotic.
In his 2010-2011 season, Chesky served as the Composer-in-Residence for the National Symphony of Taiwan, where he gave his world pre-miere of New York Variations. His comedic adult opera. The Pig, the Farmer, and the Artist also premiered at the New York Fringe Festival, leaving audiences in laughter-filled tears. Opera News praised that Chesky could turn out to be a one-man Brecht-Weill for the twenty-first century. Last year also saw the release of his two new albums, Urbanicity and String Theory, both of which received critical acclaim. Classics Today said of the latter, This music has integrity, and it gets under your skin."
Best known for his thrilling and driving "Urban Orchestral" music, a term which he himself coined, Chesky has developed his own unique style of composition, merging classical techniques with sounds emanating from the streets of New York. Critics praise his unique style noting, Chesky fuses diverse influences into a musical language all his own. (Gramophone Magazine) Chesky has composed concertos for electric guitar, violin, and cello, featured on his albums Urbanicity and String Theory.
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