Années de Lycée

Artist
Playground Ensemble
Released
2015
Genre
Classical

RECORD DETAILS

Up-and-coming classical composer Ethan Boxley makes a confident first appearance on the classical music scene with the release of his 2015 album, ‘Années de Lycée.’ The CD features a collection of eight original pieces composed by Ethan during his high school years, including string, wind, and piano quartets, as well as his most recent oboe quintet, Introspection, and a sparkling set of variations for solo violin, For Sofya. In his compositional works, Ethan explains his aim of ‘combining the rich, contrapuntal textures and devices of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with the clear, memorable melodic idiom of today’s film music,’ in order to create music that is ‘as engaging and listenable as it is highly complex.’