NEW CD RELEASE! Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra & Brahms (orch. Schoenberg) Piano Quartet in G minor with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
“…shines out with its precision, vigour and clarity of sound…A seriously interesting and worthwhile disc.”
–Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, March 2016
On his fourth recording for harmonia mundi, released on April 1, 2016, Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-orchestral program featuring Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg’s orchestration of Brahms’s Piano Quartet No.1. With its use of folk melodies to generate tremendous momentum and dramatic impact, the Concerto for Orchestra established Lutosławski as Poland’s leading contemporary composer. This powerful and complex score is coupled with Schoenberg’s rich and colorful arrangement of one of Brahms’s most popular chamber works.