Four Concerti — Anthony Newman

Written in 2004, and commissioned by the Budapest Spring Festival, the Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra is tonal and evocative, with distinct Hungarian flavors. The opening movement follows the Classical concerto form: 3 separate themes, a restatement of them by the flute, development, recapitulation, cadenza and coda. I was very fortunate to have one of the world's great flutists playing the premier. The 2nd movement is not quite a slow movement, albeit 'slowish.' The outer sections are like a pavane, while the middle section is a variation on Stravinsky's Tango for piano. The last movement follows the form of Beethoven's Rondo from the violin concerto. The flute writing is brilliant and demanding throughout.

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra (live performance, Gergely Ittzes Flute; Erkel Chamber Orchestra, Budapest, April 3, 2004, Anthony Newman, conductor)

  1. 1st Movement 11:20
  2. 2nd Movement 6:25
  3. 3rd Movement 7:10

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra (live performance, Anthony Newman, organ, New Jersey Symphony, 1994)

  1. Single Movement 13:37

Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra (John Dexter, violist; Anthony Newman, conductor)

  1. 1st Movement 11:56
  2. 2nd Movement 7:31

Largo and Finale from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (Christopher Lewis, piano; Anthony Newman, conductor)

  1. 1st Movement 8:02
  2. Rondo 6:29