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Composer of the Month August 2022: Jonathan Leshnoff

Jonathan LeshnoffDistinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” GRAMMY-nominated composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music's striking harmonies, structural complexity, and powerful themes. The Baltimore-based composer has been ranked among the most performed living composers by American orchestras in recent seasons and his compositions have been performed by leading international orchestras and chamber ensembles in hundreds of concerts worldwide. He has received recent commissions from Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, Nashville, and Pittsburgh, among others. His compositions have also been premiered by classical music’s most celebrated soloists, including Gil Shaham, Johannes Moser, Manuel Barrueco, Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Joyce Yang. Leshnoff’s catalog is vast, including several symphonies, various concerti, and solo and chamber music works. Seven all-Leshnoff albums are commercially recorded on the Naxos and Reference Recordings labels that include his Symphonies No. 3 and 4 and Piano Concerto. Leshnoff is a Professor of Music at Towson University.

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Listen to Movement 1 from Symphony No. 4, 'Heichalos'

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