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News Archive 2008


Liebermann Commissioned by Meet the Composer/Magnum Opus Project

Lowell Liebermann has been commissioned to compose a major work for orchestra through Meet the Composer's Magnum Opus project. The new work will be performed by the Virginia Symphony, the Nashville Symphony and the Marin Symphony with the premiere scheduled for the 2009/10 season. For more information on the Magnum Opus Project and this commission, read the complete press release.

Clarinet Concerto for Jon Manasse

A consortium of some 14 orchestras and organizations have commissioned Liebermann to write a Clarinet Concerto for Jon Manasse, whose recording of Liebermann's Clarinet Quintet has just been released by Koch Classics (see below.) The orchestras include the Dayton Philharmonic, the Las Cruces Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Bozeman Symphony, the Chappaqua Orchestra, the Erie Philharmonic, the North State Symphony, the Chesapeake Orchestra, the Roanoke Symphony the University of Massachusetts Amherst Symphony and the Juneau Symphony. The other members of the consortium include the clarinet manufacturers Buffet Crampon USA and Van Doren Paris/DANSR, and the Hanson Institute for American Music at the Eastman School of Music. The first performance of the consortium will take place during the 2009/10 season by the Dayton Philharmonic.


Premiere Recordings Released by Koch Classics and MSR Classics

Koch International Classics has released another all-Liebermann recording featuring pianist David Korevaar performing three works never recorded before: the Quintet for Piano and Strings Op.34, the Quintet for Piano, Clarinet and String Trio Op.26 (with clarinettist Jon Manasse) and the Six Songs on Poems of Raymond Carver Op.80 (with baritone Patrick Mason.) The recording has already garnered rave reviews with special kudos to pianist Korevaar.

The enterprising label MSR classics has just released the premiere recording of Liebermann's Nocturne-Fantasy Op.69 performed by the Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, who commissioned the work. The recording features three other woks commissioned by the duo.

New Liebermann Publication Available from Theodore Presser Company

Theodore Presser Company has released the score of Liebermann's Music for Carillon Op.107 (110-41776.) The 10-minute work was commissioned by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, and premiered at their conference in Berkeley, California by carilloneur David Hunsberger. To order, click here.