photo: Diane Fassino

Jonathan Miller is a 43-year veteran of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is founder and Artistic Director of the Boston Artists Ensemble. He is a founding member of the Gramercy Trio, which has premiered new works and received critical acclaim for its outstanding performances of standard repertoire. Miller has recorded the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Randall Hodgkinson which were described as “exciting” by The New York Times. He has also commissioned new works for cello by distinguished composers Judith Wier, Scott Wheeler, Matthew Aucoin, Harold Meltzer, and Gabriela Frank; on Naxos, Albany, PARMA, Centaur, and Newport Classic labels.

Now in its 41st season, the Boston Artists Ensemble began as the resident chamber music group of WGBH with weekly performances broadcast to over 80 stations nationwide. The Ensemble enjoyed a 25-year residency at the Peabody Essex Museum, and continues to bring live chamber music to audiences in the Greater Boston area. (BostonArtistsEnsemble.org)

Albums

The New Epoch

Release Date: September 9, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6463
20th Century
Chamber
Cello
Piano
Violin
Artists are liminal figures — they cross thresholds and collapse boundaries between past, present, and future.  In THE NEW EPOCH, three musicians from the Boston Artists Ensemble interpret works by French composers Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and Lili Boulanger, infusing these pieces with unprecedented freshness and clarity. Each celebrated in their own right, cellist Jonathan Miller, violinist Lucia Lin, and pianist Diane Walsh join forces in every duo setting possible from this assortment of instruments. Exploring works written at the threshold of the First World War — with the world crossing into the violent twentieth century and composers reacting with music that looked both nostalgically back and innovatively forward — they underline the commonalities between each composer’s unique voice and reinterpret this music for our turbulent present. Each celebrated in their own right, cellist Jonathan Miller, violinist Lucia Lin, and pianist Diane Walsh join forces in every duo setting possible from this assortment of instruments. Exploring works written at the threshold of the First World War –– with the world crossing into the violent twentieth century and composers reacting with music that looked both nostalgically back and innovatively forward –– they underline the commonalities between each composer’s unique voice and reinterpret this music for our turbulent present.
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