The level and intensity of emotional output in this piece is beyond anything I’ve done'

Violinist Leila Josefowicz performs and discusses John Adams's Scheherazade.2 †• dramatic symphony for orchestra and violin, a work that she premiered with the New York Philharmonic in March 2015.

Read: Leila Josefowicz on performing 21st-century violin concertos

To read more about 21st-century violin concertos, including interviews with Josefowicz, Renaud Capuçon and Carolin Widman, download The Strad's January 2017 issue - on desktop computer or through The Strad App.