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DAUGHERTY, M.: Fire and Blood / MotorCity Triptych / Raise the Roof (Kavafian, B. Jones, Detroit Symphony, N. Jarvi)

Composer(s):Daugherty, Michael
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559372
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 7.99
 

 
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This recording celebrates three exciting works commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during Michael Daugherty’s four years as Composer-in-Residence. Inspired by Diego Rivera’s monumental fresco and Frida Kahlo’s paintings created in Detroit, Michigan, Fire and Blood “rivets the ear with a bold palette of colors and the skillful elaboration of vibrant themes” (Detroit News). MotorCity Triptych, “striking both in its brilliance and in its technical rigor,” is a road trip through the sounds of Detroit: the 1960s pulse of Motown, the motor rhythms of Michigan Avenue, and the legend of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. Raise the Roof, composed for the opening of Detroit’s Max M. Fisher

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Review By Boosey & Hawkes,March 2011

The London Symphony Orchestra and Kristjan Järvi present the UK premiere of American composer Michael Daugherty’s violin concerto Fire and Blood on 17 April at the Barbican, with Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman as soloist.

Fire and Blood, one of Michael Daugherty’s most widely performed works, was premiered by the Detroit Symphony in 2003. The concerto was inspired by Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, who spent two years in Detroit in the 1930s when Rivera was commissioned to paint four large murals representing the city’s automobile industry.

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Review By Jack Borrebach,Brink Magazine,October 2009

DAUGHERTY, M.: Fire and Blood / MotorCity Triptych / Raise the Roof (Kavafian, B. Jones, Detroit Symphony, N. Jarvi) 8.559372

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Review By Robert R. Reilly,InsideCatholic.com,October 2009

If the auto industry had half the energy of Daugherty’s depiction of it here, the government would not now be running it. The piece can be enjoyed simply as a terrific violin concerto without any AAA associations. The MotorCity Triptych is a fun evocation of Detroit, from Motown to cars, to Rosa Parks Boulevard…Neeme Jarvi, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and violinist Ida Kavafian convey this music’s excitement with flair and complete conviction, and are provided with spectacular sound.



Review By Lee Streby,Lee’s McBlog,September 2009

Mr Daugherty has the rare distinction of being one of the most commissioned, performed, and recorded American composers on the American concert scene today, achieving strong success alongside contemporaries such as Jennifer Higdon and Michael Torke. Included on Daugherty’s new, second disc, are three well-crafted works that were commissioned, premiered, and recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra between 2000–2003, under the baton of Neeme Järvi, with one featuring violin soloist Ida Kavafian.

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Review By Lee Streby,Lee’s McBlog,September 2009

Mr Daugherty has the rare distinction of being one of the most commissioned, performed, and recorded American composers on the American concert scene today, achieving strong success alongside contemporaries such as Jennifer Higdon and Michael Torke. Included on Daugherty’s new, second disc, are three well-crafted works that were commissioned, premiered, and recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra between 2000–2003, under the baton of Neeme Järvi, with one featuring violin soloist Ida Kavafian.

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