New Recording Release: Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Grogh”Read more
March 8, 2019
Naxos has released the third installment in Leonard Slatkin’s cycle of Copland’s ballet works with the Detroit Symphony. The latest recording features the enduringly popular Billy the Kid in its complete version, coupled with the one-act ballet Grohg, inspired by the silent expressionist film Nosferatu.
Slatkin Heads to Asia to Conduct Five OrchestrasRead more
March 1, 2019
Leonard Slatkin will spend the month of March and early April in Asia for guest conducting engagements with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra in Beijing, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
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When is a lot of American music simply too much? Never!
The entire month of February was spent conducting creations from the States, some old and some new. Over the course of four weeks, I led pieces by 18 different American composers. Performing these wonderful works was nothing short of exhilarating.
It all started in Bern, Switzerland. They had asked for a program of American works, and I included the Barber Violin Concerto among them. This would be the only piece that I repeated during the whole month. Our soloist was Augustin Hadelich, a violinist I certainly knew about but had never worked with. His sweet tone and sense of rubato for this most romantic of concertos was always in good taste.