Mar'eh is a Hebrew word that means 'face, sign.' [It] can also mean the aura of a face, a beautiful vision, something wonderful which suddenly appears before you. I came across this word when I thought of the fine lines which Julia Fischer [dédicataire de l'œuvre NDLR] can spin with her instrument — this very intensive, but light play. The 'wonderful appearance' is a metaphor for the sound-aura of the entire concerto.
Mar'eh continually materializes new sounds out of nothing, with the violin acting