Dvořák: Othello Overture, Op. 93 & Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 London Philharmonic Orchestra & Yannick Nézet-Séguin
- Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904):
- 1Othello, Op. 93, B. 17414:38
- Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60, B. 112:
- 2I. Allegro non tanto13:04
- 3II. Adagio12:06
- 4III. Scherzo. Presto07:54
- 5IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito10:50
- Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, B. 141:
- 6I. Allegro maestoso11:19
- 7II. Poco adagio11:28
- 8III. Scherzo. Vivace - Poco meno mosso07:39
- 9IV. Finale. Allegro09:23
Info for Dvořák: Othello Overture, Op. 93 & Symphonies Nos. 6 & 7
Yannick Nezet-Seguin was Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008 to 2014 and has become one of the world’s most renowned conductors, currently holding leadership posts with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain. In 2020 he will succeed James Levine as the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The three works heard on this disc are taken from live concert recordings at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, and together offer a summary of Nezet-Seguin’s nine year relationship with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Yannick Nezet-Seguin made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 with Dvorak’s vibrant Sixth Symphony; this repeat performance from 2016 is coupled with Dvorak’s powerful and strikingly original overture to Othello.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
was Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008-2014. In 2012, he added the Music Directorship of the Philadelphia orchestra to his roles as Music Director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestra and long-time Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain, Montreal, where he has served since 2000. 2017/18 will be his 10th and final season with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and will draw to a close with the orchestra’s centenary celebrations. In 2020/21 he succeeds James Levine as the third Music Director of the Metropolitan opera, New York and remains in post with the Philadelphia Orchestra until at least summer 2026.
Notable operas include Lohengrin at the Wiener Staatsoper and his first Wagnerian production at the Metropolitan opera with performances of Der fliegende Holländer. Orchestral collaborations include projects with the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Wiener Philharmoniker as part of the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum’s Mozartwoche and the Berliner Philharmoniker in addition to a tour of Asia with the Philadelphia orchestra and a tour of Europe with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Chamber orchestra of Europe. recent Deutsche Grammophon releases include the complete Schumann symphonies and Le Nozze di Figaro with the Chamber orchestra of Europe, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best opera recording. his discography also includes The Rite of Spring and Rachmaninoff variations with Daniil Trifonov and the Philadelphia orchestra; Tchaikovsky with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and lisa Batiashvili and recordings with Rotterdam Philharmonic (eMI Classics, BIS and DG) and Orchestre Métropolitain (AtMA Classique).
Nézet-Séguin studied piano, conducting, composition and chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montreal and choral conducting at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey before going on to study with renowned conductors, such as maestro Carlo Maria Giulini. his honours include Musical America’s Artist of the Year (2016), royal Philharmonic Society Award; Canada’s National Arts Centre Award and the Prix Denise-Pelletier. he holds honorary doctorates from the university of Quebec in Montreal, Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and Westminster Choir College of rider university. he was appointed a Companion of the order of Canada in 2012.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
is one of the world’s nest orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with its present-day position as one of the most dynamic and forward-looking ensembles in the UK. This reputation has been secured by the Orchestra’s performances in the concert hall and opera house, its many award-winning recordings, trail-blazing international tours and wide- ranging educational work.
Founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, the Orchestra has since been headed by many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. Vladimir Jurowski was appointed the Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor in March 2003, and became Principal Conductor in September 2007. The Orchestra is based at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, where it has been Resident Orchestra since 1992, giving around 30 concerts a season. Each summer it takes up its annual residency at Glyndebourne Festival Opera where it has been Resident Symphony Orchestra for over 50 years. The Orchestra performs at venues around the UK and has made numerous international tours, performing to sell-out audiences in America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The London Philharmonic Orchestra made its first recordings on 10 October 1932, just three days after its rst public performance. It has recorded and broadcast regularly ever since, and in 2005 established its own record label. These recordings are taken mainly from live concerts given by conductors including LPO Principal Conductors from Beecham and Boult, through Haitink, Solti and Tennstedt, to Masur and Jurowski.