The Jewish Telegraph
August 17, 2015

Jewish composer Lukas Foss has the only recording of his complete orchestral works released next week.

The double-disc set, Lukas Foss: Complete Symphonies, is performed by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, conducted by Gil Rose.

BMOP previously released Foss' cantata The Prairie, set to texts of Carl Sandburg.

Foss was born Lukas Fuchs in Berline in 1922. The child prodigy moved with his family to Paris in 1933, before heading to America four years later.

At the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Foss began a lifelong friendship with classmate Leonard Bernstein. Suffering from Parkinson's disease in his final years, Foss died in Manhattan in 2009, aged 86.

The new release starts with his first symphony, composed in 1944 and ends with his fourth one, Window to the Past, from 1995.