Naxos has released Dreamachine, a recording of the Albany Symphony featuring three Michael Daugherty concertos, led by Music Director David Alan Miller. Evelyn Glennie is soloist in the percussion concerto (“Dreamachine”), Amy Porter in the flute concerto (“Trail of Tears”), and Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch in the tuba concerto (“Reflections on the Mississippi”). The Buffalo Philharmonic is featured on a new Naxos recording of orchestral works by Kodály, including the Concerto for Orchestra, Dances of Galánta, Dances of Marosszék, and the Peacock Variations, led by Music Director JoAnn Falletta. The Houston Symphony has released Music of America, featuring Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Silvestre Revueltas’s Sensemayá, Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Piazzolla’s Tangazo, conducted by Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada, on the Pentatone label. The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s New Music Group is featured on a new recording of Lou Harrison’s opera Young Caesar conducted by Marc Lowenstein. On April 6, the Minnesota Orchestra will release Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, on BIS Records, conducted live in Orchestra Hall by Music Director Osmo Vänskä in 2016. The Nashville Symphony has released Wind Concertos, a Naxos recording featuring Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero leading Frank Ticheli’s Clarinet Concerto, Brad Warnaar’s Horn Concerto, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s Flute Concerto, with Nashville Symphony principal players as soloists. Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra has released an Analekta album entitled New Worlds, featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 and Ana Sokolović’s Golden slumbers kiss your eyes…, led by Music Director Alexander Shelley. All four Arvo Pärt symphonies will be released on April 20, in a new ECM recording with Tõnu Kaljuste conducting Poland’s NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.
Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers is featured on a new Avie recording of Rautavaara’s Fantasia rhapsody for violin and orchestra, featuring Kristjan Järvi conducting London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. Also on the recording are Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Ravel’s Tzigane. Sony Classical has released John Williams Conductor, a 20-CD box set of film and concert music conducted by John Williams. Hopes and Dreams: The Lullaby Project, an album of music inspired by the Lullaby Project—a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute that pairs pregnant women, new mothers, and family members with musical artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies—will be released on April 20 on the Decca Gold label.
Posted March 12, 2018