Which Violin concerto is it?
Miklos Rozsa, Sinfonia Concertante for violin, cello and orchestra op. 29 (the excerpt is from the 3rd movement)
Did anyone else think it sounded kind of Asian? Idk why
Thank you so much Katarina .
@Nina, Rozsa wrote mostly for films, some of which had Asian or middle-eastern themes. So, maybe he was well-steeped in those style.
Rozsa (Hungarian) based the work on Hungarian folk tunes, which, combined with Rozsa's "cineastic" style, probably makes it sound so "exotic".
Makes sense, Katarina. Eastern European folk songs have enjoyed pan-Asian influences since the days of the Silk Road (i.e., into the early 18th Century). Hungarians had a different name (Magyars), and they traded with the Armenians and the Chinese.