Ginastera - Bernstein - Moussa w/OSM, NaganoAnalekta
Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the OSM, and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of Kent Nagano, present the album Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa : Works for Violin and Orchestra.
Recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019, the album brings together important works, namely the Violin Concerto, Op. 30 by Alberto Ginastera, a score that requires no less than seven percussionists handling some fifty instruments, the imposing Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion by Leonard Bernstein (after Plato's Symposium), and the Violin Concerto "Adrano" by Samy Moussa, a world premiere recording and an OSM commission.
Andrew Wan's impeccable playing is impressive and confirms his place among the greatest violinists playing in Canada today. Energetic, articulate and in perfect harmony with the soloist, the OSM and Maestro Nagano elevate these works with their transcendent performance. The result is nothing short of masterful.
Andrew Wan will rewire your conception of music with his OSM: Ginastera ? Bernstein ? Moussa recording / SHARPS & FLATIRONS
SHARPS & FLATIRONS - Peter Alexander writes.....One of the perks of job that I do is that people send me recordings. They want me to review or write about them. Sometimes they come in the U.S. mail, actual CDs. Sometimes they come in the form of links to Mp3 files, although I prefer not to review those because the sound quality of CDs is better. Sometimes I write and ask for a CD instead, a...
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The concerto provided Saint-Saëns the opportunity to display technical virtuosity as well as to express musical ideas. He explained: "It is virtuosity itself I mean to defend. It is the source of color in music. It gives wings to the artist to help him escape from the prosaic and commonplace." Andrew Wan is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster. In 2008, he was named conc...