David Chesky, born in Miami in 1956, settled in New York City in the 1970s and now identifies himself as an "urban orchestral composer." His Urban Concertos, of which he has written nearly a dozen, constitute his most substantial output. In the program notes for this recording of three of his concertos, he wrote, "Perhaps one can say my style is neo-impressionist. But I do not live on some quaint idyllic country farm, I live in the city that never sleeps! It is a hard-driving concrete jungle that pulsates around the clock." "Pulsating" is an apt descriptor for Chesky's music, which is notable for its restlessly high energy and rhythmic propulsiveness.
…His overwhelming natural affinity for French music made Charles Munch an ideal conductor for Berlioz’s swirling tour de force Symphonie Fantastique. Perfectly capturing the drama, romance & philosophical angst in which this masterpiece is marinated, Munch takes the Boston Symphony Orchestra on an epic journey of proportions only possible in the human heart & mind. A classic, reborn in vivid Living Stereo.
Concord Records is proud to present this collection of highlights from its premiere releases in the breath-taking Hybrid SACD format. From intimate acoustic jazz, to swinging vocals, to percussive Latin jazz, to roaring big band, the SACD sound reveals all of the details and nuances in these landmark Concord recordings with stunning clarity and realism. Each track in this Hybrid SACD sampler can be heard in SACD multichannel surround sound or SACD Stereo. Hear these classic Concord recordings again for the first time, on SACD.