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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra with Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, soloists Angel Blue (soprano), Rihab Chaieb (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Polenzani (tenor) and Ryan Speddo Green (bass-baritone) at Carnegie Hall, 21 February 2022. Photo by Chris Lee

Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall – Beethoven’s First & Ninth Symphonies and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Pachamama Meets an Ode

This concert wrapped up the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall cycle of Beethoven’s Symphonies with a spirited rendition of the First and a reflective reading of the Ninth, alongside an impressive premiere of a work inspired by the latter. The juxtaposition of the two Symphonies laid bare the degree to which the composer distinguished his own style […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall – Beethoven’s Second & Eroica Symphonies, plus Jessica Hunt’s Climb

This uplifting and altogether sensational program illustrated a critical juncture in Beethoven’s ever-expanding view of possibility, when, between his Second and Third Symphonies, he became more acutely aware of his increasing deafness and at the same time made a huge leap in his compositional style. Jessica Hunt’s piece was influenced by his personal struggles which

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) [Deutsche Grammophon]

Yannick Nézet-Séguin turned in some memorable performances of large-scale choral works at London’s Royal Festival Hall when he was the much-admired Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic between 2008 and 2014. Dedicated accounts of Poulenc’s Stabat Mater and Brahms’s German Requiem subsequently made their way onto disc, the latter conspicuously and controversially slow but

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