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El-Khoury: New York, Tears. and Hope / LSO, et al

Album Summary

>Khoury, Bechara El : New York, Tears and Hope, for orchestra, Op. 65
>Khoury, Bechara El : Les Fleuves engloutis ("The Rivers Engulfed"), for orchestra, Op. 64
>Khoury, Bechara El : Violin Sextet, Op. 58
>Khoury, Bechara El : Waves, for piano, Op. 60
>Khoury, Bechara El : Fragments oublies ("Forgotten Fragments"), for piano, Op. 66
Performers Conductors Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Franco-Lebanese composer Bechara El- Khoury is better known in Europe than in America. Maybe this sensational recording will change that. The two opening works are big, spacious tone poems full of shimmering orchestration and long Mahlerian lines The Rivers Engulfed, from 2001, is also beautifully conceived and orchestrated, with echoes of Debussy's La Mer. One of the main pleasures of this album is hearing the London Symphony blow the roof off with new music that brings out maximum color and drama in every section, especially brass, percussion, and timpani. Naxos's recording, though made in two venues, Abbey Road Studios and the Barbican, is consistent in its boldness and resonance This is a dramatic and impressive release. Can Naxos please give us more of this fascinating composer? " -ARG



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>Khoury, Bechara El : New York, Tears and Hope, for orchestra, Op. 65
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Khoury, Bechara El : Les Fleuves engloutis ("The Rivers Engulfed"), for orchestra, Op. 64
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Khoury, Bechara El : Violin Sextet, Op. 58
  • Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1996

>Khoury, Bechara El : Waves, for piano, Op. 60
  • Performer: Hideki Nagano (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Khoury, Bechara El : Fragments oubliés ("Forgotten Fragments"), for piano, Op. 66
  • Performer: Dimitri Vassilakis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002