London Symphony Orchestra Records New Works by Kenneth Fuchs
The London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor JoAnn Falletta, recorded five new works of American composer Kenneth Fuchs. The soloists performing on this CD hold principal positions in the LSO. Kenneth Fuchs reported from London: “We had a very successful second recording project with the LSO in London. The sessions went extremely well, the orchestra played brilliantly."
United Artists, a work Fuchs wrote for the LSO, honoring the orchestra that recorded his three orchestral works in 2003 (available on Naxos 8.559224).
Canticle to the Sun, Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra, written for Timothy Jones, principal hornist of the LSO. The work is based on the Protestant hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King”.
Autumn Rhythm, Idyll for Woodwind Quintet after a painting by Jackson Pollock.
Fire, Ice, and Summer Bronze, Idyll for Brass Quintet after two works on paper by Helen Frankenthaler.
Quiet in the Land, Idyll for flute, clarinet, English horn, viola, and cello, a work inspired by the expansive landscapes of the great American Midwestern Plains and at the same time influenced by the U.S. military involvement in Iraq.
Recording sessions took place at LSO St Luke’s on 21 and 22 November, and were produced by Michael Fine.
Click here to view photos of the recording sessions. All photos are courtesy of Chris von Rosenvinge.