Suite and Serious
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A perfect introduction to Horwood's compositional style, this recording is beautifully performed by the Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Ian Hobson.

A student of Lukas Foss and Lejaren Hiller, Horwood writes music with an individual stamp, drawing from academic or popular styles, or ranging from Romantic yearnings to avant-garde experimentation. Born in Buffalo, Horwood studied composition and theory at the State University of New York at Buffalo. From 1972-2003 he was a professor of music and humanities at Humber College of applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. His more than 70 compositions constitute a kaleidoscope of the traditional and the avant-garde. His music has been performed in North America, Europe and Japan. The four orchestral works on this CD provide a concert program revealing a composer of substantial musical thought.
Contents:
Michael S. Horwood, composer
National Park Suite
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Michael S. Horwood, composer
Symphony No. 1
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Michael S. Horwood, composer
Intravariations
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor, Joseph Kubera, piano

Michael S. Horwood, composer
Amusement Park Suite
Sinfonia Varsovia, Ian Hobson, conductor

Review:
"...I do feel this disc is worthy of note and that it would be of interest to any listener with a Neo-Romantic sensibility." (The Whole Note)

"Collectors take note: this is 80 minutes of terrific music by a composer of real personality and style. Try it. I feel certain you'll want more." (ClassicsToday.com)