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1 Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps / Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre - Introduction
2 The Augurs Of Spring: Dances Of The Young Girls
3 Ritual Of Abduction
4 Spring Rounds
5 Ritual Of The Rival Tribes
6 Procession Of The Sage
7 The Sage
8 Dance Of The Earth
9 Part 2: Le Sacrifice - Introduction
10 Mystical Circles Of The Young Girls
11 Glorification Of The Chosen One
12 Evocation Of The Ancestors
13 Ritual Action Of The Ancestors
14 Sacrificial Dance
15 Bach: Toccata & Fugue In D Minor, BWV 565 - Arr. Stokowski
16 Bach: Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 The Little - Arr. Stokowski
17 Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue In C Minor, BWV 582 - Arr. Stokowski
18 Stravinsky: Pastorale - Arr. Stokowski
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The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the direction of Leopold Stokowski, gave the US premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps in 1922. Now, a century after the work's Paris premiere, the Orchestra and current music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, honor this legacy with a new recording on Deutsche Grammophon. Joining the Stravinsky masterpiece are four orchestral transcriptions by Stokowski of works by Bach and Stravinsky. The album will be released on September 24 on the eve of the Orchestra's Opening Night Concert and Gala.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Beethoven: The Symphonies w/Chamber Orchestra of Europe is the WFMT: Featured new ReleaseYannick Nézet-Séguin and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe present Beethoven’s nine symphonies in what is the very first recorded cycle to be based on the recently concluded New Complete Edition of the composer’s works. “I’m interested in how Beethoven’s music can surprise us today,” says Maestro Nézet-Séguin. “Our interpretation should make the audience feel as if they were hearing this music for the first t...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin wins his first Grammy / Montreal GazetteFlorence Price came to prominence almost ninety years ago, having surmounted systemic barriers to the progress of African-Americans and women in classical music. Much of her music then fell into neglect, however, and has only recently been rediscovered. Among those championing her work today are The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Their Deutsche Grammophon recording, Flo...
Pandora Classical Playlist features tracks from new Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Philadelphia Orchestra - Price Symphonies 1&3Florence Beatrice Price was the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered her Symphony No. 1 in E minor in 1933. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Price lived and worked in Chicago, Atlanta and Little Rock. She was widely unknown in the years after her death in 1953 until the discovery of dozens of her scores in an Illin...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin w/Philadelphia Orchestra - Price: Sym. No. 3 II. Andante ma non troppo makes 99.5CRB - Instant ReplayFlorence Price came to prominence almost ninety years ago, having surmounted systemic barriers to the progress of African-Americans and women in classical music. Much of her music then fell into neglect, however, and has only recently been rediscovered. Among those championing her work today are The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Their latest Deutsche Grammophon recordi...
Florence Price: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 - Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Nezet-Seguin is 2022 BBC Music Magazine nomineeBBC Music Magazine - Freya Parr writes…..In the year of BBC Music Magazine’s 30th anniversary celebrations, the nominees for the 2022 BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced. Despite the challenges of the last year for the classical music industry, artists and labels have delivered top-class recordings.Musicians and sound engineers have become more accustomed to the limitations of social distancing an...
New Philadelphia Orchestra - Yannick Nezet-Seguin recordings of Florence Price 'Symphonies' represent significant artistic endorsement / Musical America
Florence Price has been re-entering the repertoire with a vengeance in recent years and outstanding new recordings of her First and Third Symphonies by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin represent another significant artistic endorsement. The Third, perhaps the finest of her four symphonies, receives heartfelt advocacy, the burnished Philly wind and gleaning brass smooth as...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin gives Florence Price late satisfaction on new DG recording of Symphonies Nos. 1&3 / BR Klassik's
Florence Price came to prominence almost ninety years ago, having surmounted systemic barriers to the progress of African-Americans and women in classical music. Much of her music then fell into neglect, however, and has only recently been rediscovered. Among those championing her work today are The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin...
When Yannick Nezet-Seguin sits down at the piano, he has something to say / La Scena Musicale
La Scena Musicale's PAUL E. ROBINSON writes......The lockdowns and restrictions have been trying for all. For those who care about classical music not to be able to hear music live has been frustrating. And for those who make music for a living it can be soul-destroying or even career-destroying. Yannick Nézet-Séguin has seen his usual whirlwind of concerts in Montreal, New York, Philad...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Introspection: Solo Piano Sessions is the WFMT: Chicago 'Featured New Release'
WFMT'S LISA FLYNN WRITES......Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is also a versatile pianist. In the summer of 2020, when the pandemic shut down most of the cultural life all over the world, he found, as he describes it, "kind of a salvation" in playing the piano – and recorded his first solo album. Nézet-Séguin was inspired also by the memory of his admired teacher Anis...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin on Rachmaninoff
Gramophone Recording of the Month, February 2021 – "An auspicious beginning to a Rachmaninoff cycle of impeccable pedigree from The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin" Crossover Media's Max Horowitz discusses the powerhouse musical partnership and launch of three-album Deutsche Grammophon Rachmaninoff project with Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Recordings of hi...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Rachmaninoff make the 90.1WRTI: Classical Album of the Week
90.1WRTI: Philadelphia's DEBRA LEW HARDER writes.....Sergei Rachmaninoff considered The Philadelphia Orchestra his favorite American ensemble, and our Classical Album of the Week reveals why. Under Yannick Nézet-Séguin, our fabulous Philadelphians offer the first and the final symphonic works of the Russian master (his First Symphony and his Symphonic Dances) with the flair, finesse, an...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin with The Philadelphia Orchestra add a thrilling new chapter to Rachmaninoff's symphonic works / WFMT: Featured New Release
WFMT's Lisa Flynn writes.....Sergei Rachmaninoff's symphonic works hold a special place in the story of one of America's greatest musical ensembles. The Philadelphia Orchestra and its Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin are about to add a thrilling new chapter with the launch of a cycle of Rachmaninoff's three symphonies and other orchestral scores for Deutsche Grammophon. The first alb...
Award-winning documentary about the Philadelphia Orchestra's China legacy; 'Beethoven in Beijing' set to be livestreamed / Bucks County Courier Times
"Beethoven in Beijing," an award-winning documentary about the Philadelphia Orchestra's China legacy created by Jennifer Lin, of Doylestown, will be streamed in a special free screening Wednesday to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer Ludwig van Beethoven's birthday. The virtual event, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., is hosted by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Wharton School of the University of Pen...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin underwrites 'Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music' for next 3 years / BroadwayWorld
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is pleased to announce that it has received a $30,000 gift commitment from Conductor & Pianist Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Artistic Director of Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal. Nézet-Séguin's gift will underwrite the Festival's Co...
Busy, busy, busy. Yannick Nezet-Seguin just got busier / The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Orchestra music director, also the music director for the Metropolitan Opera, was just drafted to fill in for the ailing Mariss Jansons for a high-prestige late-summer tour with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The four concerts, from July 30 through Aug. 4, start with two dates at the BBC Proms in London's Royal Albert Hall and end with two at the Salzburg Festival. Nézet-S...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin creates playlist for pets awaiting adoption / The Philadelphia Inquirer
It was announced Monday that Philadelphia Orchestra music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will visit residents of the Pennsylvania SPCA's Erie Avenue headquarters Wednesday evening. Now the SPCA and orchestra say the playlist has been set that he and his partner have created for animals there. The playlist he and Pierre Tourville curated will be played for the dogs and cats on an audio sy...
Final two nights of Philly Orchestra's SPAC summer residency were glorious / The Daily Gazette
The final two nights of the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were of glorious music making. On Friday, the huge crowd said goodbye to music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, whose two-week presence was a privilege of watching a great conductor evoke marvelous things from a superb group of musicians. Huge waves of positive energy greeted him every night, to...
What do Yannick Nezet-Seguin's recordings tell us about his musical evolution? / Philly.com
Keeping track of Yannick Nézet-Séguin via recordings requires a global grasp of the classical recording industry. Live recordings by the Philadelphia Orchestra music director - taken from his concerts with European orchestras - still pop up without warning. Only a few days ago, an all-Poulenc disc with the London Philharmonic Orchestra came out of the woodwork, with performances dating ...
SPAC set to record 4 Philadelphia Orchestra concerts for broadcast on WMHT & WRTI / albany times union
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has announced the dates of four Philadelphia Orchestra concerts that will be recorded next month for future broadcast on the public radio stations WMHT in Troy NY and WRTI in Philadelphia. The recordings also will be available for listening on the orchestra's website. Elizabeth Sobol, SPAC's president and CEO, said it will be the first time in the orchestra'...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin signs exclusive contract with DG / GRAMOPHONE
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, soon-to-be Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera and current Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métrepolitain de Montréal, has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Included in Nézet-Séguin's planned recordings with DG is the next title in his series of ...
In Tel Aviv, Philadelphia Orchestra triumphs over Bernstein's 'Age of Anxiety' / The Times of Israel
This visit by the Philadelphia Orchestra was hotly anticipated - by Israelis, flattered and delighted to have one of the United States' storied "Big Five" again on their shores after so many years; and by BDSers, whose anticipation was of a more hostile and disruptive order (mid-concert heckling, prior to this tour – a dreadful practice roughly equivalent to drawing a mustache on the Mona Lisa). In...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin receives the ECHO KLASSIK Award for Opera Recording (Opera Up To And Including 17th/18th Century)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives the ECHO KLASSIK Award forOpera Recording (Opera Up To And Including 17th/18th Century). The ECHO KLASSIK trophies will be handed out on Sunday, 29 October 2017 during a gala event in the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg. All of the artists receiving an ECHO KLASSIK this year have made outstanding contributions to Classical Music in the 2016/17...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin: Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro / WFMT 'Featured New Release'
This is the fourth in the Deutsche Grammophon series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and initiated by Rolando Villazón. The Marriage of Figaro is recorded with a stellar cast, one of the brightest and most insightful conductors of our day and a specialist handpicked orchestra playing at their best in the stunning venue of Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (July 2015)...
Hear Yannick and Rachmaninoff on WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
Join WRTI: Philadelphia on Sunday, July 10th from 1 to 3 pm for a re-broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra's first concert of the 2015/2016 season. Listen to Yannick Nézet-Séguin lead the Philadelphians in works by Rachmaninoff, Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov with pianist Daniil Trifonov. The whole season has showcased the inimitable "Philadelphia Sound" that has inspired compose...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin to Succeed James Levine as Met Opera MD / The New York Times
For the first time in four decades, the Metropolitan Opera has a new music director. The company announced on Thursday that it was passing the baton long held by James Levine to Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra known for his vital, visceral brand of music making. But to land the highly sought-after Mr. Nézet-Séguin, 41, to succeed Mr. Levi...
The Philadelphia Orchestra opens 2016 Asia tour with live broadcasts on WRTI
The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its 2016 Asia tour in Hong Kong with a pair of live WRTI broadcasts on May 19th and 20th with repertoire that includes, surprisingly, Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 - showing how Chinese concert presenters and audiences have evolved. Yet the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports that collaborating with presenters can still be challenging. Philly.c...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail / WFMT: New Release Of the Week.
Following acclaimed recordings of Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, this is the third release in Deutsche Grammophon's series of seven Mozart operas conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and initiated by Rolando Villazón. Die Entführung aus dem Serail was recorded live in the Festspielhaus Baden Baden and features a star cast full of critically-acclaimed artists. Mozart: D...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Philadelphia Orchestra open Europe tour with surprises
Listeners probably thought they knew what they were getting at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Thursday opening concert of its 2015 Europe tour here. But after guest soloist Lisa Batiashvili played a hot Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1, she and music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin regrouped in the rear of the stage where the piano was parked. They played Tchaikovsky. ...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin's 40/40 Project
This week, for the first time in its history, the Philadelphia Orchestra is performing Vaughan Williams' Symphony Number 4. What normally might be a remarkable event is just one of many firsts this year for the orchestra, which set out to perform 40 works in its 2014-2015 season that hadn't been heard in subscription concerts in 40 years. It's called the 40/40 Project because it also honors a...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads Philadelphia Orchestra in Beethoven's 9th / WRTI broadcast
This Sunday at 1 pm on WRTI Philadelphia, it's a re-broadcast of the 2013/204 season-opening concert from the end of September, featuring Beethoven's awe-inspiring Ninth Symphony. With its universal message of freedom and brotherhood, the Ninth is the crowning achievement of Beethoven's revolutionary works, its famous "Ode to Joy" serving as a message of hope for all mankind. Showc...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Schumann: The Symphonies / WCRB: Boston 'CD of the Week'
Boston is rightly energized in anticipation of the arrival of conductor Andris Nelsons as the new leader of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The 35-year-old Latvian has demonstrated here and elsewhere a magnetic sense of timing, interpretation, and chemistry with the world's greatest orchestras. But Nelsons isn't the only highly gifted 30-something conductor igniting excitement on orchestral stages...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Schumann: The Symphonies / WCLV ' June Choice CD'
Each month, WCLV - Cleveland Program Director Bill O'Connell selects a series of special CDs to be featured on the air throughout the month. For the June CD list one of Bill's standouts is Robert Schumann: The Symphonies - Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin on DG. Of his first recording of a complete symphony cycle, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin says, "O...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Schumann: The Symphonies / WQXR Album of the Week
For his first complete symphony cycle recording, Schumann: The Symphonies, Yannick Nézet-Séguin turns to the four by Robert Schumann, works known for their stirring lyricism and sweeping force, as well as their thick orchestrations and occasional formal awkwardness. The French-Canadian conductor, who is music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, brings a pretty straightforward inte...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Schumann: The Symphonies is WFMT 'New Release Of the Week'
This CD: Schumann: The Symphonies is Yannick Nézet-Séguin's first recording of a complete symphony cycle. Captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris, he conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Nézet-Séguin says, "Of all the major symphonies, I'd say that Schumann's are best performed by a slightly smaller ensemble…with a lean string section – not only in ...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin appoints new conducting dream team / WRTI: Spotlight
The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced a new roster of conductors, selected by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, to lead the ensemble in a growing number of artistic endeavors and collaborations across seasons and venues. WRTI's Susan Lewis speaks with Yannick about the announcement, and also hears from the newly appointed principal guest conductor, Stéphane Denčve; conductor-in-...
Yannick Nezet-Seguin - Schumann: The Symphonies is 'Classic 107 Winnipeg / Recording of the Week'
This week Andy Morton of McNally Robinson Booksellers and Classic 107's Michael Wolch, selected a disc of Schumann Complete Symphonies, performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe,conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. For these revelatory performances - captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris - Yannick conducts the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of the world s preeminent chamber...
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