Playing the Edge
DAUGHERTY
HARRISON
WALSH
PUTS
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Exciting performances by Mark Rush and colleagues of music for violin and percussion.

Violinist Mark Rush offers a contemporary program of music for violin and percussion assisted by the Arizona Percussion Ensemble and percussionist Norman Weinberg. With Michael Daugherty's Lex, based on Superman's most vexing foe, Lou Harrison's innovative concerto mixing "junk" percussion instruments with traditional European one, Craig Walsh's work for violin and percussion based on ecobiological ideas expressed in purely abstract musical ways, and Kevin Puts' work for violin, clarinet and marimba, we have exciting music for a non-traditional combination.
Contents:
Michael Daugherty, composer
Lex
Mark Rush, electric violin, Arizona Percussion Ensemble, Norman Weinberg, conductor

Lou Harrison, composer
Concerto for Violin and Percussion
Mark Rush, violin, Arizona Percussion Ensemble, Gary Cook, conductor

Craig Walsh, composer
Pointing Out Your Ruse
Mark Rush, violin, Norman Weinberg, percussion

Kevin Puts, composer
And Legions Will Rise
Mark Rush, violin, Norman Weinberg, percussion, Jerry Kirkbride, clarinet


Review:
"...all the performers are virtuosic...not the least of which is violinist Mark Rush. He gets quite a workout from four extraordinary composers. ...All four composers take a different approach to violin and percussion ensemble. From funny to profound, arcane to mundane, this CD explores possibilities and delivers on entertainment." (Fanfare
 
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