Orchestral Music
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The sixth in our series of music by Frank Lewin showcases his orchestral works.

Born in Breslau (now Wroclaw), Silesia, Frank Lewin emmigrated to the United States in 1940. His easily recognizable lean and spare instrumental style has been showcased on several Albany releases in recent years; the 2-CD set of film music (TROY866/67) gave a good indication of his work for various ensembles. This is the first release of his purely orchestral work. The Concerto on Silesian Themes is born of material that is obviously close to the composer's heart and mind. The Concerto Armonico has an interesting history: originally composed for the harmonica of the late John Sebastian, the work was never performed. Then it was revised for the present viola soloist, Brett Deubner. The final work was written for the tenth anniversary of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra in 1960.
Frank Lewin, composer
Concerto on Silesian Tunes
New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Rossen Milanov, conductor, Brett Deubner, violaFrank Lewin, composer

Concerto Armonico
New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Rossen Milanov, conductor, Brett Deubner, viola

Frank Lewin, composer
New Symphony Orchestra of Sofia, Rossen Milanov, conductor

"Both concertos are wonderful additions to the viola repertoire. ...Performances by soloist and orchestra are excellent...This is a fascinating release and a wonderful tribute to a rewarding composer." (American String Teacher)
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