Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval teams up with the London Symphony Orchestra in a masterful presentation of the John Williams Trumpet Concerto, conducted by Ronald Feldman. Sandoval's dazzling musicianship unites jazz and classical audiences in an historic recording of a piece both unique and technically demanding. Outstanding conductor Ronald Feldman also commands the London Symphony in a brilliant interpretation of the John Williams Essay For Strings, written in the 1960s.
Boston Symphony principal harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, seeking to expand harp literature, commissioned young American composer Kevin Kaska to write a work, rare in the music world, a Harp Concerto. A true virtuoso, Pilot's illustrious performance of this concerto offers listeners a heightened appreciation for the demanding world of the harp. Also opening the CD is renowned mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson's moving performance of Kevin Kaska's haunting song cycle, A Long Way (Three Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra). Each piece makes its recording debut in a compilation of two American composers known for their lyrical and poignant style. Lyricist Cliff Schorer is showcased in this sound cycle.
Each piece makes its recording debut in a compilation of two American composers known for their lyrical and poignant style.