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Julian Anderson (b.1967): Fantasias; The Crazed Moon; The Discovery of Heaven / Jurowski, Wigglesworth, London PO

Album Summary

>Anderson, Julian : Fantasias, for orchestra
>Anderson, Julian : The Crazed Moon, for orchestra
>Anderson, Julian : The Discovery of Heaven, for orchestra
Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Julian Anderson is one of the UK's most exciting living composers. He has been described by The Times as 'a composer to cherish' and by the Evening Standard as 'one of the finest composers of his generation.' His work Harmony opened the 2013 BBC Proms and his opera Thebans will be premiered at English National Opera in May 2014. This season he also starts a three-year post as Composer in Residence at Wigmore Hall, and he's been the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Composer in Residence since 2010. This is the first album of his works performed by the orchestra, and includes one world premiere performance and two world premiere recordings. This world premiere performance of 'The Discovery of Heaven' won a 2012 Sky Arts Award in the Classical category. This disc is conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO's Principal Conductor; and young British conductor/composer Ryan Wigglesworth, who is rapidly making a name for himself on the international scene.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
Julian Anderson (b. 1967) has been composer in residence with the London Philharmonic since 2010. His teachers included Alexander Goehr and Tristan Murail. These pieces are a result of his collaboration with the orchestra. The style is the kind of academic British modernism favored by that country's National Music Council, whose NMC label produces ample documentation. Fantasias (2009) was produced on a fellowship with the Cleveland Orchestra. It's colorful enough. A Crazed Moon (1997), named after a phrase from a Yeats poem, is a 15-minute homage to a departed composer friend. A Discovery of Heaven (2012) is in three parts, the last two of which are played without a break.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London.



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Works Details

>Anderson, Julian : Fantasias, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 24 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Anderson, Julian : The Crazed Moon, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1997

>Anderson, Julian : The Discovery of Heaven, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
  • Running Time: 20 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011