Seattle Symphony Media has announced the release of the unforgettable live recordings of Mahler’s Symphony No.10, performed by the Seattle Symphony under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, as part of the 2015-16 Delta Airlines Masterworks Season.
Of the Mahler performance, Melinda Bargreen of The Seattle Times said, “It was impossible to be in the house and not realize that something rare and significant had taken place.”
Ms Bargreen continued, “The opportunity to hear the Tenth live, and at this level of quality, is not a chance to be missed.”
Thomas May of Bachtrack wrote of the performance, “Dausgaard inspired the musicians to sustain a high level of emotionally charged and technically refined playing throughout. Dausgaard is clearly a conductor who knows precisely the sonorities he’s after – and who knows how to motivate the musicians to reliably produce them.”
Mr Dausgaard, who also holds the title of Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT) and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, is renowned for the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.
As a recording artist, Mr Dausgaard enjoys long-standing relationships with the BIS and Da Capo labels and has made well over 50 CDs, including complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Rued Langgaard. Future recording plans include a Brahms cycle for BIS, and a disc for Da Capo of the works of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
The Seattle Symphony has also announced the release of a live recording featuring Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Debussy’s La boîte à joujoux. Both recordings are to be released on June 10 and are available for pre-sale on iTunes and Amazon.