Behr is a superb critically acclaimed American composer. His symphonic works feature excerpts from his musical The Count of Monte Cristo, Boca Sweet (pops) and his 3 piano concertos: Europa, Paradigms & Fantasy Latina.
Behr's musical philosophy is summed up quickly: melodic yet contemporary, in a word, modern romanticism. He rejects intense atonality of modern composers, instead emphasizing balance: melody alongside modernism, phase music, light atonality, and multiculturalism from folksy/jazzy American to Turkish to Russian to Spanish. The kaleidoscopic feel of his music is fresh, original 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.
Behr releases, available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and many more, include his three piano concertos (Fantasy Latina, Europa & Paradigms), "Symphonic Works" (Boca Sweet, The Count of Monte Cristo and Wall Street Dreamquest musicals & more), Suite Memoirs (new-age piano), Behr Plays Behr Plays Chopin (B minor Sonata), Prisms (jazz/nu-jazz) Rhapsody Tableaux (new-age/blue-age piano), and Kaleidoscope Suite (fusion rock/new age).