- Performer: Jarvi; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Kavafian; Jones
- Composer: Daugherty Michael
- Audio CD (Aug. 25 2009)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Nam
- ASIN: B002DHSGW2
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
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Fire and Blood Motor City Tri Import
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This recording celebrates three exciting works commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orch. during Michael Daugherty's four years as composer in residence . Inspired by Diego Rivera's monumental fresco and Frida's Kahlo's painting created in Detroit, Michigan.
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Volcano, the first movement of Fire and Blood for violin and orchestra, displays the scissoring, angular violin attacks heard elsewhere in Daugherty's oeuvre, here brought to us by committed soloist Ida Kavafian, punctuated by colorful orchestral explosions redolent of Mexico with perhaps an incidental tinge of Appalachia. Featured is an interlude of violent violin underlain by marimba, xylophone, and a plethora of percussion. In River Rouge, the second movement, Kavafian moves from abject screaming to somber contemplation. Mexican trumpets are taken up by the solo violin in a mournful and purposely nostalgic expression. In the finale titled Assembly Line, Kavafian digs into her strings while the orchestra bangs, slaps, soars, and sizzles in what's probably the work's closest approximation to the listener's initial expectations; i.e., the kind of relentless rhythmic raucousness of industry on parade painted notoriously by Prokofiev in his Symphony No. 2, but here hewing much closer to the personal amidst the collective rather than the collective per se.
MotorCity Triptych (triptych a la the Auto Club rather than any Renaissance art form) begins with Motown Mondays. Here is that marvelous R&B that smacks of orchestral Smokey Robinson - that's until things turn dramatic. We're suddenly thrust into a combination of a Midwest morning followed by explosive swashes of Brando and Bernstein's waterfront -- stirring stuff! A direct quote of Copland's opening tympani of Fanfare for the Common Man introduces Pedal-to-the-Metal with that trumpet again interceding from south of the border. Violent orchestral eruptions are interrupted by a screaming siren. The trumpet displays angst and anger before being assuaged by a seemingly reluctant acceptance...the city moves on! Rosa Parks Boulevard, the finale, is a soulful tour de force for the DSO trombones -- alternatingly mournful, tensely dramatic, delicately drunken, but always powerfully expressive. The unforgettable trombone theme pervades a colorful and varied orchestral workout.
Raise the Roof is for tympani and orchestra. While it gives those kettles a chance to shine, it's otherwise stylistically similar to what we've heard up to this point replete with prominent brass, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and even a piano. As they've done on previous forays into this pseudo-classical cum jazz idiom, Järvi and the DSO eat it up! By the way, were you one of those who enjoyed drum solos?
The guest Violinist- Ida Kavrfian in in-believable. The has also toured with Chick Corea and other jazz artist.