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Peter Boyer: Symphony No 1 / London Philharmonic Orchestra

Boyer / London Philharmonic Orch / Boyer
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559769   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated Ellis Island: The Dream of America (Naxos 8.559246). The composer writes, “The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. Three Olympians reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – Silver Fanfare, Festivities and Celebration Overture – were created for such occasions.” Symphony No. 1 is a lyrical and rhythmically charged work, dedicated to the memory of Leonard Bernstein. Peter Boyer is one of the most frequently performed American orchestral composers of his generation, widely admired not least for his GRAMMY®-nominated Ellis Island: The Dream of America (Naxos 8.559246). The composer writes, “The five works included on this recording represent a cross-section of my orchestral music. Three Olympians reflects my interest in mythology and history. Often I have received invitations to compose music for celebratory concerts, and three of the works included here – Silver Fanfare, Festivities and Celebration Overture – were created for such occasions.” Symphony No. 1 is a lyrical and rhythmically charged work, dedicated to the memory of Leonard Bernstein. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Silver Fanfare by Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Festivities by Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
3.
Three Olympians by Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000 
4.
Celebration Overture by Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
5.
Symphony no 1 by Peter Boyer
Conductor:  Peter Boyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra

Sound Samples

Silver Fanfare
Festivities
Three Olympians: No. 1. Apollo
Three Olympians: No. 2. Aphrodite
Three Olympians: No. 3. Ares
Celebration Overture
Symphony No. 1: I. Prelude
Symphony No. 1: II. Scherzo/Dance
Symphony No. 1: III. Adagio

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 Excellent In Every Respect August 18, 2015 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "All of the other Arkivmusic patrons who have commented on this outstanding Naxos recording have it exactly right, so I won't belabor the point. This is cheerful, rousing, thoroughly impressive music, and I cannot imagine anyone not being immediately attracted to it. Don't miss this one!" Report Abuse
 Don't miss this one! October 12, 2014 By David Reznick (Woodinville, WA) See All My Reviews "This is the kind of music that people want to hear: tonal, accessible, passionate, beautifully realized and orchestrated---the kind our best composers wrote before atonality, experimentalism, and a horror of sounding "traditional" alienated the concert-going public. Peter Boyer's symphony is music that can become part of the soundtrack of your life." Report Abuse
 Attention-grabbing music May 22, 2014 By owen  r. (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "A fanfare and march with brass and strings in snappy rhythms. A beautiful little tone poem and a symphony; both in three movements. A joyful, nostalgic tinged overture. What's not to like? This is just engaging, beautiful, fun stuff. The 55 minutes on this CD whizzed by in half that time. The recording is first rate." Report Abuse
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