Paul Phillips, Director of Orchestras and Chamber Music at Brown University and Music Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony and Chorus, conducted the premières of all the works on this recording. He has recorded with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Pioneer Valley Symphony, guest conducted the San Francisco Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Boston Academy of Music, and Opera Providence, and received ten ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. Educated at Eastman, Columbia, Cincinnati, Aspen, and Tanglewood, he began his conducting career at the Frankfurt Opera and Stadttheater Lüneburg, later holding posts with the Greensboro Symphony, Savannah Symphony, Maryland Symphony, and Rhode Island Philharmonic. His compositions include the orchestral works Brownian Motion and Celestial Harmonies, and musical play War Music based on Christopher Logue’s poetry. His arrangement of Stravinsky’s Mavra was published in 2010 by Boosey & Hawkes. Considered the foremost exponent of the music of the British composer-novelist Anthony Burgess, Phillips has edited and given premières of numerous Burgess compositions and written extensively on the subject, including his new book, A Clockwork Counterpoint: The Music and Literature of Anthony Burgess.