The New York Philharmonic at 175

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Leonard Bernstein pauses as he faces members of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn in Central Park Leonard Bernstein pauses as he faces members of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn in Central Park (C.J. Zumwalt/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Tune in Thursday at 9 pm to hear New York Philharmonic This Week celebrate 175 years of the ensemble with a special episode including some of the world's best conductors of the modern era. Program highlight's include Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Conductors: Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Leonard Bernstein, Arturo Toscanaini and Jaap van Zweden


Beethoven: Symphony No. 5:
I: (Toscanini) from 3/4/1931
II: (Walter) from 12/15/1941
III: (Mehta) from 11/18/1978
IV: (van Zweden) from 10/31/2015

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, From the New World:
I: (Bernstein) from 4/16/1962
II: (Masur) from 10/22/1991
III: (Maazel) from 2/26/2008
IV: (Gilbert) from 9/21/2016

Gershwin: An American in Paris (Gilbert)


BEETHOVEN:             Symphony No. 5

DVORAK:                   Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Comments [1]

Les from Miami, Florida

This sounds like a fascinating and informative way of paying homage to the Orchestra. So many maestri can't be heard, however, one favorite of which is Rodzinski. One can only imagine what it would be like to hear at least one movement of a symphony conducted by Mahler...or anything, for that matter. In this regard, based on other recordings, my "ideal" "Eroica" Symphony would be Toscanini/NBC Symphony 1939 for the first movement, Furtwaengler/Vienna 1954 for the second movement, Weingartner/Vienna 1936 for the third movement and Mahler/New York Symphony Society --- I think that's what the Orchestra was called then --- for the last movement, especially since he included an E flat clarinet to play Variation 6 --- because he thought the melody was folk-derived.

Dec. 08 2016 06:24 AM

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