Lowell Liebermann: Revelry / Grant Llewellyn, BBC Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Liebermann, Lowell : Concerto for Orchestra
>Liebermann, Lowell : Variations on a theme by Mozart for 2 pianos, Op. 42
>Liebermann, Lowell : Nocturne, for orchestra
>Liebermann, Lowell : Revelry, for orchestra
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

It is a mistake to generalize about the music of a composer with an oeuvre as broad as Lowell Liebermann's - and not only because his music ranges from a body of widely performed piano works and chamber music, to a pair of acclaimed operas, to the body of works for large orchestra of which this recording presents just a selection. In a single piece, we can hear the centuries of music history absorbed into his omnivorous style, from the lyrical melodies and expansive, chromatic harmonies associated with the music of the so-called Romantic period, to non-tonal, atonal, and even twelvetone elements. Brilliantly performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Grant Llewellyn, this recording illuminates Liebermann's compositional voice. One of America's most frequently performed and recorded composers, Lowell Liebermann has served as composer-in-residence for many organizations, including the Dallas Symphony and was the first composer to win the Composers' Invitational Award of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Lowell Liebermann's orchestral music recorded here is in an attractive neo-tonal idiom, sounding dramatic. It might be called neo-classical, and he includes a work of variations on a theme from Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio. Ultimately this music is pleasant.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: BBC Maida Vale Studios, Studio 1.



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Works Details

>Liebermann, Lowell : Concerto for Orchestra
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: BBC Maida Vale Studios, Studio 1 (10/27/2002-10/28/2002)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto

>Liebermann, Lowell : Variations on a theme by Mozart for 2 pianos, Op. 42
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Running Time: 22 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Liebermann, Lowell : Nocturne, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Liebermann, Lowell : Revelry, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
  • Notes: BBC Maida Vale Studios, Studio 1 (10/27/2002-10/28/2002)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary