Julian Anderson is one of the UK's most exciting living composers. He has been described by The Times as 'a composer to cherish' and by the Evening Standard as 'one of the finest composers of his generation.' His work Harmony opened the 2013 BBC Proms and his opera Thebans will be premiered at English National Opera in May 2014. This season he also starts a three-year post as Composer in Residence at Wigmore Hall, and he's been the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Composer in Residence since 2010. This is the first album of his works performed by the orchestra, and includes one world premiere performance and two world premiere recordings. This world premiere performance of 'The Discovery of Heaven' won a 2012 Sky Arts Award in the Classical category. This disc is conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO's Principal Conductor; and young British conductor/composer Ryan Wigglesworth, who is rapidly making a name for himself on the international scene.
"Neither effete nor vulgar, this might be just the new music you've been waiting for, its wow-factor surface fluency only part of the story." --David Gutman, Gramophone Choice, January 2014