Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The first release of Zorn's orchestral work in over 15 years, this CD brings together four of Zorn's compositions for large ensembles including the legendary Orchestra Variations (1996) commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and the monumental masterwork Supports et Suppliciations (2012) commissioned by the BBC Symphony and inspired by the late writings of Antonin Artaud. Also included is the definited performance of Zorn's violin concerto Contes de Fees, brilliantly performed by Chris Otto, and the lush string orchestra version of Zorn's soulful Kol Nidre. Performed here by a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of maestro David Fulmer and recorded live at Miller Theatre for Zorn's 60th birthday concert, this is the orchestra like you never heard it before. Spectacular, dramatic and colorful music passionately performed by 83 dedicated new music masters - a special release indeed!
Audio Mixer: Silas Brown.
Recording information: Miller Theatre, NYC (09/25/2013).