Lowell Liebermann: Elegy for Flute and Piano
[This] transcription for flute and piano features the hallmarks of Liebermann’s expert writing for flute. … The work is lyric and haunting.
Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project joined forces on November 18th to present a semi-staged production of Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Director Gil Rose, drawn to the composer’s “innate sense of theatricality,” was eager to bring the opera to Boston and it was well received.
Liebermann’s opera, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel, follows the title character’s unwillingness to reconcile the difference between appearance and reality — a subject that feels increasingly relevant in the midst of our modern, digital society. Continue reading
Lowell Liebermann: Complete Works for Two Pianos (Recording)
As a pianist, Lowell Liebermann writes expertly and sensitively for the instrument—the music is surely challenging but also sounds like it’s great fun to play. He has always balanced traditional gestures and formal designs with a personal style that is novel but remains tuneful and harmonious. There’s not a dull moment in any of this music…
–Haskins, American Record Guide