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John Tavener: Ikon of Eros - Jorja Fleezanis (violin); Patricia Rozario (soprano); Tim Krol (baritone); Minnesota Chorale (choir, chorus);...
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  1. Ikon of Eros, for soprano, baritone, violin, chorus & orchestra
  2. John Tavener in interview with Brian Newhouse
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Springing from Greek Orthodox chant, east Asian dances, and late-Romantic orchestral textures, Ikon of Eros is a kind of reconciliation between the sacred and secular musical worlds, both of which have nurtured John Tavener's art. At the heart of this ambitious work is the ecstatic solo violin, which soars above the chorus and orchestra. Commissioned for violinist Jorja Fleezanis, Ikon of Eros is not a concerto, though its demands on the performer are nothing short of virtuosic, especially in terms of control and endurance. ...

John Tavener: Ikon of Eros 2003, Reference Recordings

UPC: 030911110222