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Yannick Nezet-Seguin

June 22, 2010

Philadelphia Chooses a new Music Director

For the last three years, the Philadelphia Orchestra has been searching for a new music director. The search is over, and today we'll introduce you to him, Canadian conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin. We'll also hear him lead his other orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, in excerpts from Berlioz'"Symphonie Fantastique."

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Hector Berlioz
    Rakoczy March
    The New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, conductor
  • Hector Berlioz
    Excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique
    The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • William Walton
    Touch her Soft Lips and Part, from Henry V Suite
    The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Neville Marriner, conductor
    Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne, Australia
  • William Walton
    Chaconne: The Death of Falstaff, from the film Henry V
    David Owen Norris, piano
    The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Henry Purcell
    The Flanders Recorder Quartet
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
    Capriccio No. 3 in F, ZWV 184
    The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz, conductor
    Konzerthaus, Freiburg, Germany

hour 2

  • Gustav Holst
    March from Suite No. 2 in F, Op. 28
    The Cleveland Symphonic Winds, Frederick Fennell, conductor
  • Alan Menken
    Under the Sea
    Quartet San Francisco
    Yoshi's, San Francisco
  • Malcolm Arnold
    Second movement from Three Sea Shanties
    Prairie Winds
    Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Edvard Grieg
    Ave Maris Stella
    The Lausanne Vocal Ensemble, Michel Corboz, conductor
    Abbey Church, Payerne, Switzerland
  • Gustav Holst
    Excerpts from the Planets
    The Dresden Staatskapelle and the Dresden State Opera Women's Chorus, Charles Dutoit, conductor
    Semperoper, Dresden, Germany
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