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    Yannick Nézet-Séguin: “I believe that every instrument of the orchestra should sing”

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    Yannick Nézet-Séguin: “I believe that every instrument of the orchestra should sing”

    http://www.culbyt.com/article/textid:1239/
    He's made a few very nice recordings (but im not a fan of his Schumann). This one is particularly impressive.

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    Certainly one of the highflyers these days! I rather enjoy the chamber-like touches in his Schumann & Mendelssohn (but not as much of DG's below par recording quality). Also like his Ravel very much. There is a kind of amicable old-ness to it that I find appealing.

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    I attended his St. Matthew Passion concert on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Philadelphia. As I recall that concert, everything "sang".


    http://www.wrti.org/post/philadelphi...er-sunday-1-pm
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    Saw his season opening concert at the Kimmel in Sept. Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances was terrific.
    Already purchased tickets for his Mahler 9 next May.
    Karlheinz Klopweisser:
    "German silence, which is of course organic, as opposed to French silence, which is ornamental..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic View Post
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin: “I believe that every instrument of the orchestra should sing”

    http://www.culbyt.com/article/textid:1239/
    I haven't heard any of his work yet, but a quote like that makes me look forward to doing so.

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    The only recording I've heard by Yannick Nézet-Séquin is his complete Ravel Daphnis et Chloe on a BIS hybrid SACD, and it's very good. I liked it more on my 2nd & 3rd hearing, than on first impression, which is a good sign. But I wouldn't claim that it's quite in the same league with Daphnis recordings by Dutoit, Abbado, Monteux, Munch, Rosenthal, Inbal, Boulez, & Martinon--my pantheon of favorites (yes, Daphnis et Chloe is a favorite work of mine).

    Nézet-Séquin strikes me as a very dynamic, energized, youthful conductor, who's always in forward motion, maybe a bit too driven & unrelaxed at times? I liked that he's attentive to orchestral detail (if at times to the point of occasional expressive overemphasis?) and conducts the whole score. I suppose he'll calm down as he gets older. He's clearly talented.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ravel-Daphnis...1784180&sr=1-2

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    One recording definitely worth checking out is his Bruckner 3rd (orig 1873 version) with the Staatskapelle Dresden from a live 2008 concert. (ignore his 2014 Montreal recording)

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    I highly recommend his Don Giovanni. Not a favorite of mine at the beginning due to its relative lightness (kind of HIP approach), but this recording really grew on me with more listenings.
    Last edited by jdec; Nov-10-2018 at 15:24.

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