Delights & Dances - Works by Michael Abels, Benjamin Lees, Leonard Bernstein, An-Lun Huang / Chicago Sinfonietta; Harlem Quartet
1 CD / Cedille / 2013-05-28Works: Michael Abels: Delights & Dances, for string quartet & orchestra; Benjamin Lees: Concerto for string quartet & orchestra; An-Lun Huang: Saibei Suite no 2; Randall Craig Fleischer: West Side Story Con...
Conductors: Chen, Mei-Ann
Ensemble: ; Chicago Sinfonietta; Harlem Quartet
Delights & Dances, the Chicago Sinfonietta's first recording with its new music director, award-winning conductor Mei-Ann Chen, does what this singular ensemble does best: it...continue...
Recording information: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the c (06/19/2012-06/20/2012)....continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2009-11-10Works: Ned Rorem: Toccata, for piano (4th mvt. of Piano Sonata no 1); George Antheil: Toccatas (2), for piano, W. 72; Lee Hoiby: Toccata, for piano, Op. 1; Irving Fine: Diversions for piano; Leo Sowerby: To...
Performers: Amalong, Philip
Touch: The Toccata Project is a collection of post-1900 piano toccatas written by American composers. The distinguished pianist Philip Amalong has uncovered many unknown gems...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2009-07-28Works: Benjamin Lees: Quartet for Strings no 1; Quartet for Strings no 5; Quartet for Strings no 6
"Lees has always gone his own way as a musician, never followed trends, and his music is solid, unsentimental, and clearly contemporary without resorting to...continue...
1 CD / Toccata / 2008-06-10Works: Benjamin Lees: Toccata, for piano; Six Ornamental Etudes, for piano; Three Preludes, for piano; Sonata Breve, for piano; Odysseys (3), for piano
Performers: Conti, Mirian
This long overdue disc is dedicated to the piano music of Benjamin Lees! For the many listeners new to Lee's music, be prepared to discover...continue...
1 CD / Artek / 2008-04-29Works: Ernest Bloch: Concerto for Violin; Benjamin Lees: Concerto for Violin
Performers: Oliveira, Elmar
Conductors: Williams, John McLaughlin
1 CD / CD Baby Independants / 2005-03-01Works: Aaron Copland: Sonata for Piano; The Cat and the Mouse, scherzo humoristique for piano; Dean K. Roush: Song of a Country Priest, for piano; Benjamin Lees: Fantasia for piano in E minor; Lee Brooks: O...
4 CD / Pierian / 2004-01-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Concerto for Piano no 1; Ernest Gold: Piano Concerto
Performers: Bloch, Joseph; Regules, Marisa
Conductors: Barnett, John; Barzin, Leon
Ensemble: ; National Orchestral Association
2 CD / Albany Records / 2003-02-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Symphony no 2; Symphony no 3; Symphony no 5 ("Kalmar Nyckel"); Etudes for Piano and Orchestra
Performers: Dick, James; Jager, David; Lauer, Lars
Conductors: Gunzenhauser, Stephen; Spano, Robert
Ensemble: Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra; Texas Music Festival Orchestra
"Seriously, Lees is a rather American-sounding composer who has remained true to the tenets of the style laid down by Piston, Copland, Harris, et al...continue...
1 CD / Delos / 2003-01-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Passacaglia for orchestra; Vincent Persichetti: Symphony no 4, Op. 51; Michael Daugherty: Philadelphia Stories for orchestra; Hell's Angels, for bassoon quartet & orchestra
Conductors: DePreist, James
Ensemble: Bassoon Brothers
1 CD / Albany Records / 2002-07-01Works: Leó Weiner: Romance for cello & piano, Op.14; Robert Starer: Song of Solitude, for solo cello; Robert Stern: Terezin, song cycle, for voice, cello & piano; Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Don Quixote, ...
Performers: Holt, Joseph; Honigberg, Carol; Honigberg, Steven; Marsh, George; Stark, Paulina; Stern, Robert
"All of this is performed to the hilt and if it appeals to you, you won't go wrong." - Moore, ARG...continue...
1 CD / Phoenix Entertainment / 2001-05-23Works: Charles Ives: Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 "Children's Day at the Camp Meeting"; Aaron Copland: Sonata for violin & piano; Benjamin Lees: Sonata for violin & piano no 2; Leon Kirchner: Sonata con...
Performers: Alpenheim, Ilse von; Druian, Rafael; Laredo, Jaime; Laredo, Ruth; Schein, Ann
1 CD / Albany Records / 2001-05-01Works: Andrew Bishop: Crooning; Allen Shawn: Piano Concerto; Paul Creston: Dance Overture for orchestra, Op. 62; Benjamin Lees: Concerto for Piano no 2
Performers: Hobson, Ian [Piano]; Oppens, Ursula [Piano]
Conductors: Miller, David A.
Ensemble: Albany Symphony Orchestra
"Another splendidly recorded American program from Albany with the impressive Albany Symphony. Allen Shawn's colorful new piano concerto was written for Ursula Oppens, that tireless...continue...
1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 1999-10-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Symphony no 4 ("Memorial Candles")
Performers: Buswell, James; Wheeler, Kimball
Conductors: Kuchar, Theodore
Ensemble: Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Albany Records / 1997-02-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Sonata for piano No 4; Mirrors in Six Sections; Fantasy Variations
Performers: Hobson, Ian [Piano]
"...As indicated earlier, this music is destined from the start to reach a very small audience. There is absolutely nothing meretricious or ingratiating that might...continue...
1 CD / New World / 1996-10-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra; Leonardo Balada: Music for Oboe and Orchestra; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Bassoon Concerto
Performers: Almeida, Cynthia Koledo de; Caballero, William
Conductors: Maazel, Lorin
Ensemble: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
1 CD / Albany Records / 1994-12-01Works: Benjamin Lees: Sonata for violin & piano no 3; Sonata for violin & piano no 2; Invenzione for solo violin; Sonata for violin & piano no 1
Performers: Orner, Ellen; Wizansky, Joel
"...[Lees's] language is rooted in an orientation around Prokofiev and Bartok, but it has evolved considerably from those coordinates...All three sonatas grow more rewarding with...continue...