Nelsons & the CBSO: Tchaikovsky, R Strauss, Stravinsky & Shostakovich | Orfeo C987199

Nelsons & the CBSO: Tchaikovsky, R Strauss, Stravinsky & Shostakovich


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Label: Orfeo

Cat No: C987199

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 9

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 1st November 2019



Andris Nelsons, currently principal conductor of both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, was discovered by Orfeo as someone to be promoted on album. Christiane Delank, the labelís long-standing artistic director, had engaged him to conduct the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in recordings of Shostakovichís two violin concertos with soloist Arabella Steinbacher. It quickly became apparent that, in him, they had one of the great conductors of his generation in the making. Following his appointment as principal conductor and music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, she persuaded him to take on a number of ambitious recording projects: Tchaikovskyís complete symphonies (the first three were recorded but not released following Nelsonsí departure to Boston); symphonic poems and other orchestral works by Richard Strauss; and works by Stravinsky and Shostakovich. In so doing, Orfeo was able to faithfully record the legacy of his time at Birmingham, which proved the first major international step in Andris Nelsonsí career.

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