Composer Champions

March 17, 2017, 10:00 pm

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Where would Gustav Mahler be without the incredible support of Leonard Bernstein?  Bach without the support of Mendelssohn?  Being championed by a famous performer or conductor is an incredible leg up to the career of many composers.  Who are the modern day composer champions, and whose work are they promoting?


133… At Least, by James Newton Howard
Hilary Hahn, violin; Cory Smithe, piano

En Rêve, I, by Norbert Moret
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, by Thea Musgrave
LSO/Norman del Mar

Matre’s Dance, by John Psathas
Philip Smith, piano; Evelyn Glennie, percussion

Offertorium, by Sofia Gubaidulina
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Charles Dutoit, conductor; Gidon Kremer, violin

Etude, Book 2 No. 14, Martler, by David Rakowski
Amy Briggs, piano