Yannick Nezet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra
October 3, 2013
The Philadelphia Orchestraâ€™s 114th season and music director YANNICK NĂ‰ZET-SĂ‰GUINâ€™s second full season is humming along after opening to an all-Tchaikovsky program. The Orchestra and Nezet-Seguin have released their first recording for the Deutsche Grammaphon label of four of former Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Leopold Stokowskiâ€™s arrangements, the first recording in 15 years to record straight to microphone, without a live audience. The recording contains Igor Stravinskyâ€™s The Rite of Spring and Pastorale and three Johann Sebastian Bach transcriptions. Weâ€™ll look back on the past year, which included the Orchestraâ€™s trip to China. Nezet-Seguin hopes to sustain the Orchestraâ€™s signature Philadelphia Sound as he honors Stokowskiâ€™s modern vision looking towards the future, including a collaboration with Opera Philadelphia.