As we prepare for The Kansas City Symphony and Joyce Yang’s World Premiere recording of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Piano Concerto, watch a nine-part interview series between Joyce, Jonathan, and conductor Michael Stern about the genesis of the work, the recording, and more:
Leshnoff: Symphony No. 3; Piano Concerto
Reference Recordings® proudly presents two new works from leading American composer Jonathan Leshnoff. Distinguished by The New York Times as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism,” Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies, structural complexity, and powerful themes. These world premiere recordings showcase the Kansas City Symphony performing his third symphony, inspired by World War I letters home, with texts sung by baritone Stephen Powell. It is coupled with Leshnoff ’s new and exciting piano concerto, dedicated to and performed by pianist Joyce Yang.