KENT NAGANO and the ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL with a new recording at ANALEKTA (November 2020)
Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa: Works for Violin and orchestra
On 27 November ANALEKTA presents the album Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa: Works for Violin and Orchestra with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, under the direction of Kent Nagano and with Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the OSM.
Recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019, the album brings together important works of the Americas, namely the Violin Concerto, Op. 30 by Alberto Ginastera, a score that requires no less than seven percussionists handling some fifty instruments, the imposing Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion (after Plato’s Symposium) by Leonard Bernstein and the Violin Concerto “Adrano” by Samy Moussa, a world premiere recording and an OSM commission.
“It was a great joy to finally realize a new recording of the Ginastera and Bernstein works for violin and orchestra. They both represent exceptional “American” concerti. They, along with the new Moussa work, combine to make a special platform for the talents of Andrew Wan and the OSM. Special thanks to the OSM, producer Carl Talbot, Analekta and of course our David Sela who is one of music’s most visionary, dedicated and faithful friends” says Kent Nagano, former Music Director of the OSM.
“I owe my profound gratitude to David Sela, Kent Nagano and my colleagues at the OSM for undertaking this gargantuan project with me. I have long loved and identified with Bernstein’s mercurial Serenade, admire deeply the music of my friend Samy Moussa, and I am so grateful to have discovered Ginastera’s Violin Concerto – a demanding and profound work that deserves to be heard much more than it has” mentions Andrew Wan.
François Mario Labbé, president and founder of Analekta, adds: “This project was born from the desire of Maestro Nagano and Andrew Wan to celebrate in music their exceptional collaboration of the past twelve years and to do so with an inspiring recording project of somewhat rarer works on the market. Another special project with this great orchestra with whom we are proud to collaborate.”