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Jennifer Koh: Portraits
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Jennifer Koh: Portraits
Jennifer Koh, violin
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Cedille Records CDR 90000 089

"10/10 - Koh offers three works for violin and orchestra by three very different Eastern European composers, none of them over-exposed and all of them distinctive. In other words, the complete program is as coherent and well thought-out as the performances are outstanding." -

"Jennifer Koh is a risk-taking, high-octane player of the kind who grabs the listener by the ears and refuses to let go. . . . A scorching talent that should on no account be missed." - The Strad
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Click the Cedille Player at the upper left to hear excerpts from the tracks highlighted in red below. These have been carefully chosen as representative of the recording program.

Program (65:15)

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937)
1 Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35 (1916) (25:35)

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293 (1943) (27:25)
2 I. Andante (11:17)
3 II. Andante moderato (7:25)
4 III. Poco Allegro (8:35)

Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Two Portraits, Op. 5 (1911) (11:54)
5 No. 1 "Idealistic" Andante sostenuto (9:43)
6 No. 2 "Distorted" Presto (2:11)

Producer: James Ginsburg Engineer: Eric Arunas and Bill Maylone Recorded "Live" in Concert: July 1 & 2, 2004 (Szymanowski) and July 1 & 2, 2005 (Martin, Bartok) at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, Chicago Graphic Design: Melanie Germond, Pete Goldlust Front Cover Photo Sarah Shatz