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Wuorinen: Symphony No. 8 & Piano Concerto No. 4 / Serkin, Levine, Boston Symphony


Release Date: 09/13/2016 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9474   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Wuorinen
Performer:  Peter Serkin
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2004, James Levine became Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Levine immediately began to commission major new works from leading American composers, including the two works recorded here. Wuorinen's Fourth Piano Concerto, written for the BSO, James Levine, and longtime Wuorinen collaborator Peter Serkin, was one of the first of the BSO commissions Levine conducted with the orchestra, in 2005. This was followed two years later by the Eighth Symphony (Theologoumena), a BSO 125th anniversary commission premiered under Levine's direction in 2007. These spectacular recordings document the premiere performances of both of these works. In 2004, James Levine became Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Levine immediately began to commission major new works from leading American composers, including the two works recorded here. Wuorinen's Fourth Piano Concerto, written for the BSO, James Levine, and longtime Wuorinen collaborator Peter Serkin, was one of the first of the BSO commissions Levine conducted with the orchestra, in 2005. This was followed two years later by the Eighth Symphony (Theologoumena), a BSO 125th anniversary commission premiered under Levine's direction in 2007. These spectacular recordings document the premiere performances of both of these works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony No. 8 "Theologoumena" by Charles Wuorinen
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
2.
Concerto for Piano No. 4 by Charles Wuorinen
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra

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