Leshnoff: Symphony No. 4 "Heichalos," Guitar Concerto & Starburst / Guerrero, Nashville Symphony

Release Date: 5/2/2019
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559809
Performer: Jason Vieaux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies, structural complexity and powerful themes. Leshnoff’s works have been performed by more than 60 orchestras worldwide, including commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, and Nashville Symphony orchestras, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the IRIS and Philadelphia orchestras. Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 is a powerful new work written for the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments that survived the Holocaust. The composer draws inspiration from an ancient Jewish mystical text, Heichalos, to explore spiritual and ethical questions at the heart of the Jewish experience. This world premiere recording also features his energetic Starburst and his Guitar Concerto, a stunning virtuoso showcase for soloist Jason Vieaux.

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REVIEW:

There is much to like about this music, but it is not perhaps as much a look ahead as a glance, effectively, at the past, a summing up and reaction to where we have been in music that nonetheless finds original ways to revisit forms by now long established. This however is by no means institutional music but rather a living breathing thing. Each work stands alone as an offering for our appreciation and pleasure. Nicely done!

– Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony No. 4 "Heichalos" by Jonathan Leshnoff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
2. Guitar Concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff
Performer: Jason Vieaux (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
3. Starburst by Jonathan Leshnoff
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Period: Contemporary
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