NAXOS set to release three volumes of Luxembourg’s contemporary music

Over the course of the last ten years, composers of Luxembourg have written a variety of works. A selection of orchestral music by five contemporary composers from Luxembourg can be discovered on a new recording that NAXOS is releasing in March 2021. This is the first of a three-volume series the renowned label will publish in the near future.

The programme of this first album covers a fascinating spectrum: “Ivan Boumans explores the field of biology in Meiosis where the music undergoes transformations, whereas for Roland Wiltgen it is celestial mechanics that drives Orbital Resonances. The idea of transformation is also important to Marco Pütz as he generates exciting ‘chordal clusters.’ Inspired by a fresco, Jeannot Sanavia’s Hélice is a study in agitation, while Tatsiana Zelianko charts the death and rebirth of a butterfly in music of passionate drama.” (Naxos)

All of the five works are world premiere recordings played by the Solistes Européens, Luxembourg (SEL) under the baton of their principal conductor and music director Christoph König. The compositions by Jeannot Sanavia and Roland Wiltgen are published by Luxembourg Music Publishers.