EBM MR00439/ HL 295200
Violin Solo and Small String Orchestra (43321)
Composed during the summer of 1964 at the Aspen Music Festival, performed by students under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. The composer writes: "The first movement has much the feel of a Mozart string divertimento. The "distant relative" of the second movement was Richard Wagner, and there are hidden quotations of his work throughout. The short scherzo movement, which leads to a solo lament, eventually lands upon a lighthearted rondo, unashamedly in G major, a compositional ploy that drew criticism in its time.