Detroit Symphony Historic Concert of Works by Guggenheim-Winning Composer
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The New York Times proclaimed the New York Philharmonic's recording of Carl Nielsen's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 as one of the Best Classical releases of 2012. Now music director and maestro Alan Gilbert are back to wow audiences with another set of performances devoted to the Danish composer as part of their multi-season survey of his works. They'll tackle his First and Fourth Symphonies as well as his famed Helios overture, which tracks the passage of the sun from dawn to nightfall. Described as traditional, yet quirky, with an "odd Nordic sensibility," Nielsen's music has long been championed by the New York Phil, since Leonard Bernstein's landmark recording of his Fifth Symphony in 1962 introduced him to an international audience and since Gilbert himself was "totally grabbed" by a performance of Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 as a young music lover. Learn More
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Songs of the Earth Program:
Twilight of the Himalayas (2012-13) World Premiere
The Last Paradise for Violin and Orchestra (1993)
The Song of the Earth (2005)
The resonance of Twilight of the Himalayas is a sound that has reached few ears. Violinist Cho-Liang Lin demonstrates the breathtaking virtuosity of The Last Paradise. And The Song of the Earth is a setting of the original texts, which Mahler only knew in translation.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Yongyan Hu, conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Yijie Shi, tenor
Chen-Ye Yuan, baritone
Ji Wei, zheng
Liu Shen, boy soprano
New York Choral Society
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