Exploring Composers and Their God

Botstein.jpgBY FRED KIRSHNIT [NY Sun, 24 October 2006]
Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra inaugurated their new season at Avery Fisher Hall with a concert designed to demonstrate the relationships between five diverse composers and their God. The program, titled “The Art of the Psalm,” was shaped as if it were a major choral symphony in five movements, something Gustav Mahler might have conceived.