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The Red Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra (1999)
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see also The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Piano, The Red Violin (film score), Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra, and the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ("The Red Violin")

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First performed June 3, 1999, by Joshua Bell, violin, with the Eos Orchestra, Jonathan Sheffer, conductor; New York, NY

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Listen to a sound clip

rent score and parts from G. Schirmer Inc 

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Scored for violin solo and orchestra: timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, and strings

Duration  25 minutes

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Recording
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Lara St. John, violin,with the Royal Philharmonic,
Sarah Ioannides, conductor
Ancalagon ANC 133 (2007)
Eleonora Turkovsky, violin, with I Musici de Montreal,
Yuli Turkovsky, conductor
Chandos CHSA5035 (2005)

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Program note

The film The Red Violin spans three centuries in the life of a magnificent but haunted violin in its travels through space and time. A story this episodic needed to be tied together with a single musical idea. For this purpose I used the Baroque device of a chaconne: a repeated pattern of chords upon which the music is built.

Against the chaconne chords I juxtaposed a lyrical yet intense melody representing the violin builder's doomed wife. From these elements I wove a series of virtuosic etudes for the solo violin, which followed the instrument from country to country, century to century.

To emphasize the "stringness" of the picture, I scored the film just for the soloist and string orchestra; the Suite employs very nearly the same orchestration.

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                     — John Corigliano

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