HIG­DON

BBC Music Magazine - - CONCERTO -

Vi­ola Con­certo; Oboe Con­certo; All Things Ma­jes­tic

Roberto Díaz (vi­ola), James But­ton (oboe); Nashville Sym­phony/ Gian­carlo Guer­rero

Naxos 8.559823 62:47 mins

The League of Amer­i­can Or­ches­tras re­cently listed Jennifer Hig­don as one of the most-per­formed liv­ing Amer­i­can com­posers. And on en­coun­ter­ing her colour­ful and evoca­tive writ­ing, it is no sur­prise that Hig­don’s works have met with such pop­u­lar and crit­i­cal ac­claim, win­ning both a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize in 2010.

This ac­ces­si­ble disc has the cel­e­bra­tory All Things Ma­jes­tic (2011) at its heart. Com­mis­sioned by Grand Te­ton Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, this sub­stan­tial

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