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Classical Classroom

Oct 20, 2014

Composer Peter Boyer goes deep into the core of Symphony No. 1.

Why do composers write symphonies? What goes into writing a symphony? If it has three movements, is it still a symphony? I mean, really: What IS a symphony anyway?! Grammy-nominated composer and conductor Peter Boyer answers all of these questions and more by taking us deep into his Symphony No. 1. From making dots on a page, to recording the piece with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, this is a tell-all of one composer’s creative process. Come along, won’t you? Goood. Goood…

Audio production by Todd “Twitchy” Hulslander with quasi-spiritual guidance from Dacia Clay.

Music in this episode:
– Peter Boyer, Symphony No. 1. Played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Naxos 8.559769.

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