Edition Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg
A persuasive champion for Russian music of the 18th and 19th Centuries, Music Director Steven Fox founded the publishing arm of the organization, Edition Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg to make historically accurate performance editions available to musicians everywhere. A dedicated musicologist, Fox unearthed the earliest symphony by a composer of the Russian Empire, Sinfonia in C by Maxim Berezovsky (c. 1770). This was hearlded by Olga Betko of the BBC World Service as an "absolutely remarkable discovery." His article about this symphony was published by the British-Italian Journal, and he conducted the work's world premiere at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2003.
With Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg, Maestro Fox has revived the works of many of the greatest 18th-century Russian composers, inclduing Dmitri Bortniansky, Maxim Berezovsky and Evsigney Formin which are schedule for forthcoming publication in Edition Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg.