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Ensemble

A New Light

GREGORY MOOMJY listens to
Tchaikovsky from Alan Gilbert
and the New York Philharmonic

 

Since his 2009 appointment as head of the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert has quickly become one of the city's biggest advocates of classical music. His programming choices, which include a New Year's Eve concert on 31 December 2009 that was rooted entirely in American Classical music and Musical Theater and a fully staged production of a dark comic opera by Ligeti, certainly show a desire to test the limits of convention, if not necessarily to flout them. And if the sold-out performance of Ligeti's opera Le Grand Macabre is any indication of the power of this music to attract newer, younger audiences, he has succeeded...

Copyright © 20 February 2011 Gregory Moomjy,
New York City, USA

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NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

RUSSIA

CHINA

2010

NEW YORK

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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