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