Austin Symphony Orchestra releases first commerical recording

Austin Symphony Orchestra — one the city’s  oldest performing arts organizations  — has finally recorded and released its first commercial CD. 81St24CDJwL__SL1493_

“Edward Burlingame Hill” was released this week on the Bridge label.

A music composition professor at Harvard from 1908 to 1940, Hill taught some of the greats such as Leonard Bernstein, Elliott Carter and Virgil Thomson, though his own compositions are mostly forgotten.

Retired University of Texas music librarian Karl Miller uncovered forgotten scores in the Harvard Music Library.

Read our feature story on Miller’s research efforts here:

ASO recorded Hill’s Symphony No. 4, Concertinos 1 and 2 and the Divertimento for Piano Orchestra live at the Long Center on two separate concert.

Austin pianist Anton Nel is featured on the Concertinos and the Divertimento.

A CD release party will be held 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Waterloo Records.

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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