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Boston Symphony Commissions / Nelsons, Boston Symphony


Release Date: 11/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559874  
Composer:  Eric NathanGeorge TsontakisTimo AndresSean Shepherd
Performer:  Robert Sheena
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has a long tradition of commissioning and performing important new music, and the four works on this album were commissioned and premiered by the orchestra and its conductor Andris Nelsons during the first years of his tenure. Eric Nathan takes us on a journey through a series of interconnected worlds whereas George Tsontakis marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in a series of Sonnets for English horn and orchestra. Timo Andres carries on ‘conversations’ with composers of the past while Sean Shepherd has been inspired by five giants of artistic modernism. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has a long tradition of commissioning and performing important new music, and the four works on this album were commissioned and premiered by the orchestra and its conductor Andris Nelsons during the first years of his tenure. Eric Nathan takes us on a journey through a series of interconnected worlds whereas George Tsontakis marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in a series of Sonnets for English horn and orchestra. Timo Andres carries on ‘conversations’ with composers of the past while Sean Shepherd has been inspired by five giants of artistic modernism. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Space of a Door by Eric Nathan
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
2.
Sonnets (4) by George Tsontakis
Performer:  Robert Sheena (English Horn)
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
3.
Everything Happens So Much by Timo Andres
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
4.
Express Abstractionism by Sean Shepherd
Conductor:  Andris Nelsons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2017; United States 

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