Serebrier and RSNO to Complete Recordings of Glazunov Symphony Cycle
Warner Classics & Jazz and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will conclude the Alexander Glazunov symphony cycle with conductor José Serebrier this year. The Russian composer’s Symphonies 1, 2 and 3 and also the unfinished Symphony No.9 will be recorded in June and released on the Warner Classics and Jazz label later in 2009.
The announcement comes days before the 51st Annual GRAMMY Award ceremony, where the previous recording of the series - Symphony No.6, La mer and Introduction and Dance from Salome – is nominated in the category of Best Orchestral Performance. This year the RSNO is the only British orchestra to be nominated in an orchestral category, the eighth nomination for the Orchestra in the past seven years. This is José Serebrier's 37th GRAMMY nomination, most of them received in the last decade. Symphony No. 6, La Mer and Introduction and Dance from Salome are GRAMOPHONE'S "Editor's Choice" for March 2009.
The RSNO’s Glazunov series under Serebrier has received world-wide critical acclaim with all four recordings receiving GRAMMY nominations, in the categories of Best Orchestral Performance and Best Recording of the Year.
RSNO Chief Executive Simon Woods welcomed the announcement:
“The partnership between the RSNO, José Serebrier and Warner Classics & Jazz has been, and continues to be, an enormously fruitful one. The global recognition this series has received so far has been immensely gratifiying and I have little doubt that it will become the definitive cycle of an unjustly neglected composer.”
Glazunov releases from José Serebrier and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra:
The Seasons, complete ballet
CD: 2564 61434-2
Symphony No. 8 in E flat major
Raymonda - Suite from the ballet
CD: 2564 61939-2
Symphonies Nos 4 & 7
CD: 2564 63236-2
La Mer, Introduction and Dance from Salome
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