Monday, November 25, 2013

Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto

I'm one of the obscure beings who like Gerhard's unusual Modernist music. Somewhat dissonant and atonal, this concerto moves with an undercurrent of beauty. During the first movement, unison strings will occasionally swell from behind and toward the soloist's musings -- the effect sonically is like a shimmering organ note; the effect spiritually is like an ineffable semantics of desire, wonder, and death. 

Gerhard's music orients me toward a somewhere not on any physical map. I also like his sinfonias. 

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