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Boston Symphony Commissions: Orchestral Music
Boston Symphony Commissions: Orchestral Music

Boston Symphony Commissions: Orchestral Music (CD)

Boston Symphony Orchestra

$17.95

Live, world-premiere performances by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra of four BSO-commissioned works

This new release in the “American Classics” series on Naxos features live, world-premiere performances by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra of four BSO-commissioned works: Timo Andres’s Everything Happens So Much (from November 2016); Eric Nathan’s the space of a door (also November 2016); George Tsontakis’s Shakespeare-inspired Sonnets, Tone Poems for English Horn and Orchestra, featuring BSO English horn player Robert Sheena, for whom it was written (February 2016); and Sean Shepherd’s Express Abstractionism (February 2018). In this music, Nathan takes us on a journey through a series of interconnected worlds, Tsontakis marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Andres carries on “conversations” with composers of the past, and Shepherd takes inspiration from five giants of artistic modernism.