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LOCKLAIR: Symphony of Seasons / Harp Concerto / Lairs of Soundings

Composer(s):Locklair, Dan
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559337
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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A professional organist by the age of fourteen, Dan Locklair’s prolific output includes symphonic works, a ballet and an opera. His compositions have been influenced by a wide variety of traditions, ranging from medieval to modern music. Writing about Locklair’s Symphony of Seasons in The American Record Guide, the critic Andrew Adler said, ‘[It] is a quiet yet insistent declaration that eloquence needn’t be complex – that through care, modesty, and practical imagination, a composer can achieve a genuine expressive victory.’ Kirk Trevor, the conductor on this recording, has written, ‘After the first read-through of In Memory – H.H.L. I realized we had found a worthy successor to the Barber Adagio ...



Review By David Denton,Naxos,October 2007

Kirk Trevor comments that after playing through In Memory H.H.L, he realised that he had discovered a worthy successor to Barber's Adagio. Only time will tell, though it does spell out the fact that Dan Locklair is still composing in a style with its roots dating back fifty years. A native of North Carolina and internationally regarded as one of North America's leading organists, Locklair completed his musical education at the Eastman School in Rochester, having become a professional organist at the age of fourteen. Now a highly prolific composer working in many genres including opera, ballet and symphonic music, and with a sizeable output for organ, he belongs to that North American school who work within a listener friendly idiom. Locklair owes a debt to no one for



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