Arthur Berger

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Arthur Berger
The Complete Orchestral Music
Serenade Concertante

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose conductor
New World Records 80605-2 (2003)

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New York Times: Best Classical CD of 2003

The Boston-based composer Arthur Berger died in October at 91, and this beautiful recording of his complete orchestral music makes a fitting testimonial. The five works range over 33 years, from the New-Classical “Ideas of Order” (1952) to the serialist “Perspectives II” (1985), and each abounds in pungent harmonic writing, transparent textures, and urbane sassiness.
—Anthony Tommasini, NEW YORK TIMES

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