Unsuk Chin’s “Gran Cadenza” for Two Solo Violins | 8 concerts into the Europe tour with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Mutter’s Virtuosi - I am grateful to play with Ms. Mutter twice an inconceivably difficult contemporary work written for two violins by Unsuk Chin. Conceptually elusive yet filled with visceral sound colors and effects, the work for me evokes screaming dueling ghouls, wailing phantoms, and silvery spiders crawling in an icy chamber. Befitting of Halloween maybe…
Performing the work two days ago at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and tonight, revisiting the work at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
Photo credit: Deutsche Grammophon