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  • New Recording Release: Kastalsky’s Requiem

    August 28, 2020

    The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers was released by Naxos Records in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. The album, which was recorded live in Washington National Cathedral, features the combined forces of multiple GRAMMY®-winning ensembles conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

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  • Slatkin Writes “Road to Recovery” Series

    July 27, 2020

    While working on his third book, Leonard Slatkin has written a number of essays about the road to recovery for the orchestra industry. In this ongoing series, he has put forth such suggestions as programming concerts for smaller forces, opening up recording archives to keep audiences engaged, and taking advantage of local talent, among other ideas.

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  • Kastalsky Recording Available for Pre-Order

    July 23, 2020

    The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers, a First World War remembrance, is now available for pre-sale. On August 28, Naxos will release the album in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. In its first week of sales, the recording was the No. 1 bestselling classical pre-order on iTunes.

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  • Slatkin Seeks Participation in Book Project

    April 13, 2020

    Leonard Slatkin is involving his readers in the development of his upcoming book about the changing landscape of classical music in our time. He encourages readers to contribute thought-provoking questions and suggestions that may inspire him to expand his analysis of the theme at hand.

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  • “The Slatkin Shuffle” Radio Show Now Available On-Demand

    March 30, 2020

    Leonard Slatkin’s radio show, “The Slatkin Shuffle,” which airs on Classic 107.3 FM in St. Louis, is now available worldwide for free online listening. Join Leonard as he plays random selections and shares anecdotes about his eclectic playlist.

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  • St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years

    February 19, 2020

    To mark the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra’s 50th anniversary, alumni returned to share memories of the lasting impact of their experience. Their stories were the focus of a recent episode of “Living St. Louis” on The Nine Network.

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  • Rave Reviews for GRAMMY-Nominated Copland Recording

    November 22, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin’s recording with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra of Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid and Grohg has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a Best Orchestral Performance GRAMMY nomination for Slatkin and the DSO.

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  • GRAMMY Nomination for Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Grohg” with DSO

    November 20, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have been nominated for a GRAMMY award in the Best Orchestral Performance category for their recording of Copland’s Billy the Kid and Grohg.

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  • MSM Celebrates Slatkin’s 75th Birthday with Concert and Gala

    October 25, 2019

    The Manhattan School of Music honored Leonard Slatkin with a 75th birthday concert and celebration in Neidorff-Karpati Hall on Friday, October 18. The program included works by four generations of Slatkin’s family, including Modest Altschuler, Felix Slatkin, Cindy McTee, and Daniel Slatkin.

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  • “A Hero’s Life”: Slatkin Celebrates 75 with the SLSO

    October 11, 2019

    This weekend, Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. As part of his 75th birthday celebration, the orchestra will perform a new set of variations on Paganini’s most popular melody written by 11 composers with whom Slatkin has enjoyed a close collaboration.

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