INTRODUCING SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY UNVEILS ITS NEW RECORD LABEL!

Three releases reflect the highly-acclaimed partnership between talented young French conductor Ludovic Morlot and his American orchestra. Recorded to audiophile standards in Seattle’s acoustically superb Benaroya Hall.

DUTILLEUX Symphony No. 1 Tout un monde lointain Xavier Phillips, cello The Shadows of Time

Drawing on Ludovic Morlot’s personal relationship with the great French composer, this disc features virtuosic and sensuous performances of three major Dutilleux works, from the early Symphony No. 1 to the late masterpiece The Shadows of Time. Referring to Xavier Phillips’ interpretation of Tout un monde lointain, the composer remarked, “[He] fully owns this work and evokes the very essence of its title – all a distant world.”

RAVEL Alborada del gracioso Pavane pour une infante défunte Rapsodie espagnole

SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ”

Recorded live in concert, this disc includes three of Ravel’s bestloved orchestral works, as well as an electrifying performance of Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, featuring Benaroya Hall’s magnificent 4,489-pipe Watjen Concert Organ – one of the finest concert organs in America.

IVES Symphony No. 2

CARTER Instances

GERSHWIN An American in Paris

Two masterpieces of early 20th-century American music by Ives and Gershwin, reflecting eclectic influences of jazz club, church hall, military band and popular melody. And standing as a delicate counterpoint is a touching document of the world premiere performances of Instances, Elliott Carter’s elegiac last orchestral work.

AVAILABLE ON CD AND FOR DOWNLOAD IN STEREO, 96K 24-BIT HIGH RESOLUTION, AND 5.1 SURROUND SOUND.

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