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Composer-conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's award-winning Violin Concerto receives its debut recording.
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October 16, 2012 The composer-conductor's award-winning Violin Concerto makes a stunning CD debut with violinist and McArthur "genius grant" fellow Leila Josefowicz. The exceptionally vivid music says farewell to the LA Philharmonic, which he led for 17 years and turned into a model of innovation.
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September 23, 2008 In the latest round of what are often called "Genius" grants, the MacArthur Foundation has just named 25 new fellows (each receiving a $500,000 award), including violinist Leila Josefowicz, writer Alex Ross, saxophonist Miguel Zenon, and sound artist and instrument inventor Walter Kitundu.
March 25, 2008 The violin concerto is a 300-year-old art form, and today's composers are still judged by how well they can combine a fiddle with an orchestra. Leila Josefowicz performs John Adams' 1993 concerto in concert with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
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