NED ROREM (b.1923): Mallet Concerto, ALEXIS ALRICH (b.1955): Marimba Concerto (World Premiere Recordings), KARL JENKINS (b.1944): La Folia.
Catalogue Number: 02W013
Description: Alrich’s 2004 Concerto, a rich amalgam of bold rhythms and exuberance, also explores Mexican and Asian-inspired music. Jenkins traces the 15th-century tune La Folia (2004), furnishing it with refinement and strongly characterized intensity. Rorem’s Mallet Concerto of 2003 highlights the contrasting resonances of four different pitched mallet instruments in music of drama and dynamism. Evelyn Glennie (percussion), City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong; Jean Thorel.