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?
Music featured on this show:
James Newton Howard: 133… At Least
Hilary Hahn, v.; Cory Smithe, p.
Norbert Moret: En Rêve, I
Thea Musgrave: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra (excerpt)
LSO/Norman del Mar
John Psathas: Matre’s Dance
Philip Smith, p.; Evelyn Glennie, perc.
Sofia Gubaidulina: Offertorium (excerpt)
BSO/Dutoit; Gidon Kremer, v.
David Rakowski: Etude, Book 2 No. 14, Martler
Amy Briggs, p.