Jose Serebrier "Jose Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler" CD
Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the RSNO, performs a programme of works by the hugely influential American composer Samuel Adler, including the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony.
Best Classical Album - Latin GRAMMY nominee
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'...loud, frantic and brilliantly exciting it will blow you across the room...it crackles with electric energy.' The Observer
'The sixth symphony of Samuel Adler is clearly a work of considerable and sustained musical worth...It's a splendid orchestral tour de force which showcases every section of a very fine orchestra indeed in a vivid recording.' MusicWeb International
'Maximilian Hornung embraces the generous, extrovert solo writing and there's an attractive heft to his sound, with the right kind of gung-ho attack...the RSNO [is] in boisterous form.' Gramophone
For those unfamiliar with Samuel Adler's catalogue, this album is a great entrance point; for those who are, it adds a valuable first hearing of his Symphony No. 6 which is dynamic and full of energy.
These works are benchmarks of contemporary American composition: monumental in scale and embracing a wide expressive spectrum with ease and visceral power, Adler merges twenty-first century ebullience with an almost classical economy and balance.
In his Concerto for cello and orchestra, Adler celebrates all aspects of the instrument, creating a wide emotional and expressive palette for young cellist Maximilian Hornung, who excels as the soloist.
Drifting On Wind And Currents, a memorial tone-poem inspired by the poetry of Louise Glück, rounds off this album of classical music which, while challenging, is rewarding at every turn.
- Symphony No. 6: I. Fast and with much excitement
- Symphony No. 6: II. Slowly and very expressively
- Symphony No. 6: III. Fast and rhythmic
- Concerto for Cello & Orchestra: I. Slowly, quietly, and very expressively
- Concerto for Cello & Orchestra: II. Rhythmic, fast, and joyous
- Concerto for Cello & Orchestra: III. Slowly and declamatory, feeling very free
- Concerto for Cello & Orchestra: IV. Fast and playful
- Drifting On Winds And Currents