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José Serebrier - Composer & Conductor

Composer José Serebrier
Performer Sharon Bezaly
Alexandre Kantorow
Australian Chamber Orchestra
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
José Serebrier, conductor
Richard Tognetti, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2423 SACD
EAN 7318599924236
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jan 2020
Total time 76'40


An esteemed conductor who has worked with most of the major orchestras and made more than 300 recordings, José Serebrier is also a prolific composer. He became established at an early age with Leopold Stokowski giving the world première of his Symphony No. 1, when he was only 17 years old. He studied composition with Martinů and Copland, while also learning conducting from Doráti, Monteux and Stokowski, who named the 22-year old Serebrier his associate conductor. This dual career has flourished ever since, as demonstrated by this disc on which Serebrier conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in some of his most recent works. These include the Symphonic BACH Variations for piano and orchestra in which Alexandre Kantorow, winner of the 2019 Tchaikovsky competition, shines in the solo part. Newly recorded material is combined with the previously released Flute Concerto – the only work on the disc not conducted by Serebrier himself – and two tango-inspired shorter pieces. For Serebrier, these and the recent Last Tango before Sunrise form a kind of return to his youth in Uruguay, where he was born.
 
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  José Serebrier
  Symphonic B A C H Variations, for piano and orchestra 22'04
01 I. Allegro 8'42
02 II. Poco Allegro 2'59
03 III. Andante mosso, dolente 4'40
04 IV. Andante lugubre, elegiac 5'43
 
05 Laments and Hallelujahs (2018) 12'06
 
  Flute Concerto with Tango (2008) 22'27
06 I. Quasi Presto 5'21
07 II. Cadenza. Andante rubato 3'53
08 III. Fantasia 5'50
09 IV. Tango inconclusivo 2'33
10 V. Allegro comodo 4'50
 
11 Tango in Blue (Tango en Azul) 3'16
 
12 Casi un Tango 5'24
 
13 Last Tango before Sunrise 3'56
 
14 Adagio 3'27
 
 
  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
15 None but the Lonely Heart 3'54
 
  Album total 76'40
PianoKantorow, Alexandre
OrchestraAustralian Chamber Orchestra
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
ComposerSerebrier, José
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
ConductorSerebrier, José
ChoirEchos Del Mar Choir
FluteBezaly, Sharon
Artistic director and leaderTognetti, Richard
ArrangerSerebrier, José

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