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Higdon - Duo Duel, Concerto for Orchestra | Naxos - American Classics 8559913

Higdon - Duo Duel, Concerto for Orchestra

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559913

Barcode: 0636943991329

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 11th August 2023

Contents

Artists

Matthew Strauss (percussion)
Svet Stoyanov (percussions)
Houston Symphony

Conductor

Robert Spano

Works

Higdon, Jennifer

Concerto for Orchestra
Duo Duel

Artists

Matthew Strauss (percussion)
Svet Stoyanov (percussions)
Houston Symphony

Conductor

Robert Spano

About

Pulitzer Prize- and three-time Grammy award-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon, continues to write what the Chicago Sun-Times describes as music ‘both modern and timeless’. Duo Duel for two pitched percussion instruments and orchestra is a double concerto of scintillating, high-speed virtuosity: ‘don’t blink – you might miss something!’ she advises the listener. Concerto for Orchestra demands the utmost in technical accomplishment from all members of the orchestra. The first movement was written last to give a clearer picture of what was needed to start a work that is both an orchestral celebration and a true virtuoso tour-de-force.

Jennifer Higdon has a strong presence on Naxos. Her Viola Concerto and Oboe Concerto coupled with All Things Majestic can be heard on 8559823: ‘Jennifer Higdon is one of the most consistently important composers creating music today and the Nashville Symphony’s brilliant performances do full justice to works that include her Viola and Oboe Concertos’ (Fanfare).

The Viola Concerto on the above album was one of the works for which she won the Grammy Award (the others were for the Percussion Concerto and Harp Concerto).

Robert Spano guest conducts worldwide – the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minnesota orchestras, the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, and the San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and New World symphonies. Internationally, he has led the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the BBC Symphony and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among others.

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