Composers: On to Surrealism

The work was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic to celebrate its first season at Lincoln Center last year, but the second season was well under way when Argentine Composer Alberto Ginastera's Violin Concerto was finally heard in New York. Soloist Ruggiero Ricci and the orchestra did not rehearse the full concerto together until the morning of the premiere. But when the musicians reached the final instrumental fantasy that ends the work, the composer was forgiven his wish to linger over his music. The players leapt to their feet with rare shouts...

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