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CHRISTOPHER LYNDON-GEE

Christopher Lyndon-Gee was honoured as one of only three hundred conductors included in Naxos’s 600- page book and CD compilation A to Z of Conductors, covering the entire history of the art-form from Hans von Bülow and Arthur Nikisch to the present day. Christopher Lyndon-Gee was nominated for Grammys in 1998 for ‘Best Orchestral Performance’ for the first volume of his groundbreaking series of the complete works of Igor Markevitch (originally released on Marco Polo); in 2003 for the world première recording of George Rochberg’s Symphony No 5 (Naxos 8.559115) on Naxos American Classics; and again in 2007 for Hans Werner Henze’s Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 3 (Naxos 8.557738), with Peter Sheppard Skærved and the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra (now the Deutsche Radio-Philharmonie). Other recordings have been listed among Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ in London, Fanfare magazine ‘Outstanding CDs of the Year’, Penguin Guide to Compact Discs’ multiple Rosettes and Key Recordings listings, and he won the Pizzicato prize in Luxembourg. He was named ‘Artist of the Year’ by the Australian National Critics Circle in 1994, and won the Sydney Opera Critics ‘Best Conductor’ award the same year. Acclaimed recent releases include George Rochberg’s Symphony No 1 in its première recording (Naxos 8.559214); volume 2 of the complete works of Edgard Varèse (Naxos 8.557882), including the massive original version of Amériques, for an orchestra of 155 players; and the completion of the Markevitch complete works project, the oratorio Le Paradis perdu, released in 2008.

Frequently invited to conduct at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, he conducted four world premières on a single concert at the Jubilee, Fiftieth anniversary Festival in 2007—new symphonies by the Slovakian composer Roman Berger; Lithuania’s leading female composer Onute Narbutaite; and the Polish composers Jerzy Kornowicz and Aleksand’r Lason. In 2006 he led the closing concert at the November 2006 ‘Pawel Szymanski Festival’, also in Warsaw, featuring six of the major works of Poland’s leading composer of today. In 2008, a four-DVD set including this complete concert was released worldwide by Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne.

As a composer, Lyndon-Gee was honoured by the Onassis Foundation Prize in 2001, has won the ‘Sounds Australian’ award three times, the Adolf Spivakovsky Prize, and the MacDowell Fellowship twice. In 2006, his setting from Dante’s Paradiso, ‘Frammento del Dante’, was premièred in Florence by the Echo-Klassiek prizewinning German ensemble SingerPur; Musik für SaitenInstrumente has had recent performances in several countries (including Vladivostock, in far eastern Russia); and ‘Over Litton’, after a poem of Edward Storey, was premièred in Wales as a 25th anniversary Presteigne Festival Commission before being taken up widely in New York, Australia and elsewhere. In progress are forthcoming commissions of a set of songs for Lute and Tenor voice, Lieder des Morgensterns; a new work for SingerPur on a text from Milton; a String Quartet; a second string orchestra work for the German conductor Eckart Schloifer, ‘…und unter den Blättern saß Er, weinend’; a work for ‘Harpsichord Unlimited’ in New York, Etudes canoniques; and a Symphony respectfully dedicated to the aboriginal heritage of Australia, Symphony of Dreamtime.

Lyndon-Gee studied conducting under Rudolf Schwarz in London, and Franco Ferrara in Rome, where Leonard Bernstein heard him conduct a student concert, subsequently inviting him to study at Tanglewood. Here he later worked also under Maurice Abravanel, Erich Leinsdorf and others. He worked as Bruno Maderna’s assistant at La Scala, Milan, later becoming second conductor at the Teatro Regio in Turin, working also with the RAI orchestra in that city. He was co-founder with composer Lorenzo Ferrero of the Ensemble Fase Seconda, who premièred dozens of commissioned new works throughout Italy, Germany, France and at many international festivals. As a composer, he studied with Goffredo Petrassi in Rome, Luciano Berio, Sylvano Bussotti and Jean Martinon. Britain’s great musicologist Arthur Hutchings remains a powerful guiding influence, several decades on.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
GLASS Of Beauty and Light (US Version) Naxos 8.503202
PÄRT The Silence of Being Naxos 8.506015


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BENJAMIN: Symphony No. 1 / Ballade for String Orchestra Marco Polo
8.223764
Orchestral
BLISS: Miracle in the Gorbals / Discourse for Orchestra Naxos
8.553698
Orchestral, Film and TV Music
Discover Music of the Twentieth Century Naxos Educational
8.558168-69
Orchestral
EXTREME CLASSICS Naxos
8.557941-42
Orchestral
HENZE: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 / 5 Night-Pieces Naxos
8.557738
Concertos
IPPOLITOV-IVANOV : Caucasian Sketches Marco Polo
8.220369
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 1 - Partita / Le paradis perdu (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.570773
Orchestral, Choral - Sacred
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 2 - Le Nouvel Age / Sinfonietta / Cinema-Ouverture (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572152
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 3 - Cantique d'Amour / L'Envol d'Icare / Concerto Grosso (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572153
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 4 - Rebus / Hymnes (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572154
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 5 - Lorenzo il Magnifico / Psaume (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572155
Orchestral, Vocal
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 6 - La Taille de l'Homme (Shelton, Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572156
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 7 - Piano Concerto / Cantate / Icare (Hoek, Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572157
Concertos, Orchestral
MARKEVITCH, I.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 8 - The Musical Offering (Arnhem Philharmonic, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.572158
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 - Le Nouvel Age / Sinfonietta / Cinema Overture Marco Polo
8.223653
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 - Cantique d'Amour / L'Envol d'Icare / Concerto Grosso Marco Polo
8.223666
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 3 - Rebus / Hymnes Marco Polo
8.223724
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 4 - Lorenzo il Magnifico / Psaume Marco Polo
8.223882
Orchestral, Vocal
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 5 - La Taille de l'Homme Marco Polo
8.225054
Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 6 - Piano Concerto / Cantate / Icare Marco Polo
8.225076
Concertos, Orchestral
MARKEVITCH: Orchestral Music, Vol. 7 - BACH, J.S.: Musical Offering (The) Marco Polo
8.225120
Orchestral
Min Forste Klassiske Musik (My First Classical Music Album) Naxos
8.578232
Orchestral
My First Ballet Album Naxos
8.578205
Orchestral
My First Classical Music Album Naxos
8.578203
Orchestral
My First Orchestra Album Naxos
8.578253
Orchestral
RACHMANINOV / SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Naxos
8.554677
Concertos
ROCHBERG: Symphony No. 1 Naxos
8.559214
Orchestral
ROCHBERG: Symphony No. 2 / Imago Mundi Naxos
8.559182
Orchestral
ROCHBERG: Symphony No. 5 / Black Sounds Naxos
8.559115
Orchestral
ROCHBERG: Violin Concerto Naxos
8.559129
Concertos
ROMANCE OF THE SILVER SCREEN (The) Naxos
8.578005-06
Film and TV Music
Russian Ballet Favourites Naxos
8.554063
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556684
Concertos, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552129-30
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH: Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait (WHITEHOUSE) Naxos Educational
8.558188-89
Concertos, Music Biographies
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.553126
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Concertos
VARESE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Arcana / Integrales / Deserts Naxos
8.554820
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral, Chamber Music
VARESE: Orchestral Works, Vol. 2 - Ameriques / Equatorial / Nocturnal / Ionisation Naxos
8.557882
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral, Chamber Music





 
 
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