Schumann - Symphonies 3 & 4 / Wagner - Flying Dutchman | Nimbus - Alliance NI6163

Schumann - Symphonies 3 & 4 / Wagner - Flying Dutchman


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Label: Nimbus - Alliance

Cat No: NI6163

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 3rd January 2012



Yondani Butt was born in Macau. He studied music at Indiana University and the University of Michigan. He also has a PhD in Chemistry, on which subject he has published numerous research papers. As founder of Symphonie Canadiana, he has led the orchestra on major tours throughout North America. In addition, since 1983, he has held the position of Resident Conductor of the Victoria International Festival, creating the highly successful Concerti Extravaganza series.

Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Yondani Butt has recorded and performed in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. He has conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, American Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic of Canada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Gunma Symphony and Het Gelders Orkest, amongst many others.

Hailed by Robert Marsh of the Chicago Sun-Times as “an outstanding talent” and acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for his many CD recordings and concert performances, Yondani Butt received an MRA Gramophone Award in the Symphony Category 1995 for his recording of Glazunov’s Sixth Symphony. He had previously won the same Award in 1986 for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Third Symphony. His recording of Glazunov’s Third Symphony is recognised by the Glazunov Society as definitive and earned him the title of Honorary Patron of the Society.

These performances invite comparisons with entries by Furtwängler, Böhm, Szell, Karajan rather than figures of lesser stature.” - American Record Guide

An outstanding talent. Butt is absolutely the master of Strauss’ dramatic style.” - Robert Marsh, Chicago Sun-Times

Butt performs with brilliant imagination and dramatic command.” - Music and Musicians

Yondani Butt conducts with much verve and accurate colour.” - The Financial Times, UK

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