Symphonic Music of the Americas

Yehudi Wyner: Orchestral Works

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This CD presents premiere recordings of four Yehudi Wyner orchestral works. Wyner's Piano Concerto, Chiavi in Mano was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2006. Performed by the work's dedicatees, Robert Levin and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano, the piece is a tour-de-force of high spirits and compositional brilliance. Culminating with its boogie-woogie coda, Wyner pulls off one surprise after another as Levin, Spano and the BSO revel in this colorful and high-spirited masterpiece. Wyner's Cello Concerto: Prologue and Narrative, the longest work on this program, is a much more introspective score. It is performed by the brilliant young German cello virtuoso, Maximilian Hornung and the Odense Symphony Orchestra of Denmark. Lyric Harmony and Epilogue: in memory of Jacob Druckman, as well as the Cello Concerto are all conducted by the composer's wife, Susan Davenny Wyner. Ms. Davenny Wyner's performances all communicate Yehudi Wyner's passionate music with great faithfulness and visionary zeal.



“Wyner turned 80 in June, his creative powers apparently undiminished. This generously filled album is a splendid birthday present.” - American Record Guide

“A wonderful disc of music by a composer that we need to hear.” - Audiophile Audition

“The three works conducted by the composer’s wife Susan are all superb. I have never heard the Odense Symphony sound so good, or recorded so sympathetically. Easily recommendable, and with no little enthusiasm.” - Fanfare


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Yehudi Wyner

Piano Concerto, Chiavi in Mano (2004)
Robert Levin, piano
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Robert Spano, conductor

Cello Concerto, Prologue and Narrative (1994)
Maximilian Hornung, cello,
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor

Lyric Harmony (1996)
Boston Festival Orchestra
Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor

Epilogue: in memory of Jacob Druckman (1996)
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor


Related Wyner discs:

9406, 9333, 9134