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Behr is a superb & critically acclaimed American composer. Works below feature his 3 piano concertos (Europa, Paradigms, Fantasy Latina), The Count of Monte Cristo musical & Boca Sweet (symphonic pops).
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Behr's musical style is melodic yet contemporary, in a word, Modern Romanticism. He rejects intense atonality of modern composers and strives for balance: melody alongside modernism, phase music, light atonality, and multiculturalism ranging from folksy/jazzy American to Turkish to Russian to Hispanic. The kaleidoscopic feel is fresh, unique and modern yet a salute to that which makes Romantic music so beloved. Behr, a product of classical training (he's a Juilliard graduate with a B.M. & M.M.), admires atonality from Stravinsky to Schoenberg, but believes a return to romanticism in the Classical world is long overdue. The need to reach new audiences with accessible new music is important.