Levante (2004)

A virtuoso fantasy on a chorus from his pathbreaking St. Mark Passion, "Levante" — the title comes from a kind of wind from the East — was written for the pianist Veronica Jochum, who gave the world premiere during her New England Conservatory faculty recital Sunday night.

Worked out with the help of pianist Octavio Brunetti, Golijov's piece is a workout, rhythmically complex and charged with energy and color.

—Richard Dyer, Boston Globe

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