The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s latest recording (the second under Music Director Louis Langrée) is out today. It features world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Orchestra, Thierry Escaich’s Psalmos and Sebastian Currier’s FLEX.
“We commissioned these concertos for orchestra not only because these full-scale pieces can demonstrate the virtuosity of the Orchestra and its players, but also because they allow for a rich variety of orchestral colors,” said Mr. Langrée. “There is room for solos as well as dialogue between individuals and groups. The specific style and sound of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra emerges from this rich genre.”
These works were recorded live at Music Hall during the world premiere performances of the works in November 2015 and May 2016. Each work showcases the virtuosity, style and sound of the CSO, furthering a genre championed by the likes of Béla Bartók and Witold Lutosławski.
Click here for more details on the album and to view the liner notes.
Louis Langrée on the CSO’s passion for new music (gramophone.co.uk)