Violin Concerto


This concerto was composed in November 2016 – January 2017.  In this work, I continue to develop techniques of an expanded harmonic language that began with Brahms then carried forward successfully by Bela Bartok (in his first violin concerto), then later by Samuel Barber in his great violin concerto. The expansion of tonality must be mindful of the integration and verticalization of melody in a way that is clearly accessible to the masses and touches the human spirit. In order to connect with the world through music, composers must make effective use of the techniques of musical composition (a separate body of knowledge from harmonic techniques) developed by Haydn and passed down through the ages.

I hope that this work is worthy of those that take the time to listen.