Week of December 14, 2009
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano
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BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1
BERLIOZ: La mort de Cléopâtre
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
MOZART: "Voi che sapete" from Le nozze di Figaro -Frederica von Stade, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor (Philips 420 084)
The young French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin says that every time an orchestra he conducts goes onstage, he wants them to play as if it were a matter of life or death. That intensity is what won him the top job leading one of Europe's great orchestras, the Rotterdam Philharmonic.
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Anna Caterina Antonacci
Ludwig van Beethoven