Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Zorn's virtuosic string music is legendary and this CD focuses on his compositions for violin. Two major new works for solo violin - Passage (based on the legendary B-A-C-H motif) and Ceremonial Magic (which appeared on Rimbaud in a duo realization with drums but here is presented as a virtuoso solo piece); and an enigmatic suite of 12 miniatures for 2 violins entitled Apophthegms. Featuring three incredible young virtuosos: Pauline Kim, David Fulmer and Chris Otto, Lemma is a CD of wildly imaginative string music performed with passion and fiery intensity.
Audio Mixer: Marc Urselli.
Liner Note Author: John Zorn .
Recording information: Eastside Sound Studio, New York, NY.