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CHRISTOPHER LYNDON-GEE

Internationally renowned conductor Christopher Lyndon-Gee’s approach on the podium is rooted in his scrupulous, refined, highly regarded work as composer. Honoured as Laureate of the Onassis Foundation, Athens for his ballet score Il Poeta muore, his music has also won the Adolf Spivakovsky Prize, three Sounds Australian awards, and two MacDowell Fellowships. His overture Intrada Cubana has been widely played in many countries, most recently in celebration of Sofia Gubaidulina’s 80th birthday in Poland. Included among the 300 conductors featured in Naxos’s A to Z of Conductors, Lyndon-Gee was nominated for GRAMMY Awards in 1998 for the first volume of his ground-breaking series of the complete works of Igor Markevitch (originally released on Marco Polo), 2003 for the world premiere recording of George Rochberg’s Symphony No. 5 and Transcendental Variations on Naxos American Classics, and again in 2007 for Hans Werner Henze’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3. Others of his more than 80 releases have received accolades such as Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice, Fanfare magazine’s Outstanding CDs of the Year, multiple Rosettes and Key Recordings listings in The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs, and the Pizzicato prize in Luxembourg.

Frequently invited to Poland, at the jubilee 50th Anniversary Warsaw Autumn Festival he conducted four world premieres in a single concert—new symphonies by the Slovakian composer Roman Berger, Lithuania’s leading female composer Onutė Narbutaitė, and the Polish composers Jerzy Kornowicz and Aleksander Lasoń’s Fourth Symphony. Nine years later, Lasoń insisted on Lyndon-Gee for the world premiere of his Fifth Symphony in 2016. Since an auspicious 2013 debut, he has been invited several times each year to return to guest-conduct the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, both in the Philharmonic’s own subscription series and at the renowned GAIDA Festival of contemporary music in Vilnius, most recently with world premieres of several younger Lithuanian composers alongside David Lang and Arvo Pärt, in the presence of all the composers.

Lyndon-Gee studied conducting under Franco Ferrara in Rome and Rudolf Schwarz in London, and Leonard Bernstein invited him to study at Tanglewood after hearing him conduct a student concert in Rome. At Tanglewood and after, he was mentored especially by Maurice Abravanel, as well as by Erich Leinsdorf and Kurt Masur. He worked as Bruno Maderna’s assistant at La Scala, Milan, later becoming second conductor at the Teatro Regio in Turin, and with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin.

With composer Lorenzo Ferrero he co-founded Ensemble Fase Seconda, who premiered 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, Pierre Boulez and Jean Martinon. Britain’s great musicologist and composer Arthur Hutchings remains a powerful guiding influence, several decades on.

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BACEVIČIUS, V.: Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 - Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 / Spring Suite (Alekna, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.573282
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto
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 FILM MUSIC Naxos Educational
8.558210-11
Film and TV Music
Discover Music of the Twentieth Century Naxos Educational
8.558168-69
Orchestral
EXTREME CLASSICS Naxos
8.557941-42
Orchestral
HENZE, H.W.: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 / 5 Night-Pieces (Sheppard Skaerved, Shorr, Saarbrucken Radio Symphony, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.557738
Concerto
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
Concerto, Choral - Secular, 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
Concerto, Choral - Secular, 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 Albums (9-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.509003
Orchestral
My First Classical Music Album Naxos
8.578203
Orchestral
My First Orchestra Album Naxos
8.578253
Orchestral
NARBUTAITĖ, O.: no yesterday, no tomorrow / La barca (Vaškevičiūtė, Pavilionis, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.573618
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral
RACHMANINOV / SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Naxos
8.554677
Concerto
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
Concerto
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
Concerto, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552129-30
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH: Dmitry Shostakovich - A Portrait (WHITEHOUSE) Naxos Educational
8.558188-89
Concerto, Music Biographies
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.553126
Concerto, Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
SILVESTROV, V.: Ode to a Nightingale / Symphony No. 7 / Piano Concertino (Galatenko, Bezborodko, Lithuanian National Symphony, Lyndon-Gee) Naxos
8.574123
Vocal, Concerto, Orchestral
SONIC REBELLION - Alternative Classical Collection Naxos
8.570760
Orchestral
STORY OF AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558164-65
Concerto
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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