His first Sony Classical CD showcases Symphony No. 5 – recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra under José Serebrier – and his Quintet for Strings – with the Juilliard String Quartet and cellist Darrett Adkins. Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony recorded his tone poem, Intelligent Life, in July for upcoming release on a second Sony all-Greenberg disc. Greenberg’s next premiere occurs on 28 October, when the Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents their commission, a one-movement Violin Concerto with soloist Joshua Bell, at Carnegie Hall.
“A gift for drama and for lyricism, expressed in sophisticated colors and textures....There is verve in the rhythms and invention in the harmonies; the tunes catch the ear. Movement by movement and start to finish, the architecture has a sturdy logic that does not preclude surprise. It is an impressive debut.”Photo: Bill Phelps
The New York Times
“Jay Greenberg's talent is immense....There seems little question that this youth has demonstrated a remarkable facility for writing accomplished music...”
The Los Angeles Times
“Greenberg creates real music, fresh music....The disc provides an introduction to a composer who has probably only just begun to surprise the heck out of us.”
The Baltimore Sun