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Cliff Eidelman

Symphony No. 2 w/Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Release Date: April 19, 2024

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Cliff Eidelman Conducts Triumph of the Spirit
1 Movement I  
2 Movement II  
3 Movement III  
4 Movement IV  
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Eidelman composed the music and lyrics for this 4 movement, 30 minute symphony. The composer explains,“though it was written during the pandemic, I found myself really looking forward toward hope and optimism. The piece just emerged out of me in an organic free-form style interweaving and developing melodic themes throughout. I went with it and embraced all its non-traditional approaches to form.” Orchestrated for a large orchestra, mezzo-soprano and piano, “the work feels very theatrical to me as if the red curtain rises from a grand stage right from bar 1”.

Composer Cliff Eidelman’s breakthrough came with his score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and by the age of 24, Eidelman had composed a number of epic scores including the holocaust drama Triumph of the Spirit. His film score credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, He’s Just Not That Into You, One True Thing among many others. The composer has also had a concurrent path in the fields of concert music, ballet, songs and choral music including Symphony for Orchestra and Two Pianos recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, The Tempest, recorded by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Night in the Gallery recorded by Members of the London Symphony Orchestra, all conducted by the composer. Wedding in the Night Garden, composed for mezzo- soprano, string orchestra and choir was performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale. 

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