“Andris Nelsons – City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra”
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 (An Alpine Symphony),
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils (Tanz der sieben Schleier, Schleiertanz).
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Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32,
Hamlet – Fantasy overture, Op. 67,
Manfred Symphony, Op. 58,
Marche slave, Op. 31 (Slavonic March),
Romeo & Juliet – Fantasy Overture,
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36,
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64,
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – Andris Nelsons.
Andris Nelsons, today simultaneously Principal Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, was discovered by Orfeo for the album. Christiane Delank, the long-standing artistic director of the label had taken him on to conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in the recordings of the two violin concertos by Dmitri Shostakovich with Arabella Steinbacher and realized that in him one of the great conductors of his generation was maturing, a development that took place at breath-taking pace. When he was entrusted with conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, she won him over for the ambitious projects of a complete recording of the symphonies by Tchaikovsky (the first three symphonies were recorded, but no longer released following Nelsons’ departure to Boston) together with symphonic poems and other orchestral works by Richard Strauss and works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich. So, Orfeo had the privilege of documenting on album the Birmingham period, the first major international stage in Andris Nelsons’ career.