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End Stages, Violin Concerto

by Michael Hersch

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A follow up to his haunting "Images from a Closed Ward," New Focus releases a recording of two recent works by Michael Hersch, his Violin Concerto, performed by the virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and his work "end stages," in a performance by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. With both pieces, Hersch reinforces his reputation as a composer of gripping music, unafraid to tackle through sound the most vulnerable and difficult corners of the human psyche.


released July 6, 2018

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; Tito Muñoz, conductor; International Contemporary Ensemble; tracks 1-4

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; tracks 5-12

Violin Concerto recorded at Oktaven Audio. Mount Vernon, New York Recorded and engineered by Ryan Streber
Edited and produced by Jacob Greenberg and Ryan Streber
end stages recorded live at Mechanics Hall. Worcester, MA. Recorded and engineered by Joseph C. Chilorio
Edited and produced by Jacob Greenberg and Ryan Streber Additional editing by Charles Mueller
Violin Concerto and end stages published by
21C Music Publishing, Inc./Michael Hersch Music
©21C Music Publishing, Inc./Michael Hersch Music
Cover photo by Tito Muñoz
Other album photography by Mike Maguire and John Dean
CD liner notes by Aaron Grad ©2018
CD Design - Jessica Slaven at Oktaven Audio




New Focus Recordings New York, New York

New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director), composer engineer Ryan Streber, and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003-4, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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