No Advanced Math Needed

Thursday, January 14, 2010 ·


Violinist Leila Josefowicz recently talked to WFIU, Indiana Public Media, about the Violin Concerto by Thomas Adès that she'll perform with The Cleveland Orchestra at Indiana University in Bloomington on January 20, following this weekend's performances in Cleveland. She'll also perform the piece with the Orchestra in Miami.

Josefowicz said, "Thomas Adès is an incredible young English composer. His concerto is so demanding. It sends me up past the end of the fingerboard, calls for great variation in dynamics and has some really challenging fingering. It took much of a year to learn. At the same time, it’s not music that a listener has to do advanced math to appreciate. It’s a very organic piece full of energy and emotion."

Click here to read or listen to the whole interview.

Photo of Leila Josefowicz by Henry Fair

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