Gateways

 
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QIGANG CHEN / FRITZ KREISLER / SERGEI RACHMANINOV
Gateways
Maxim Vengerov (violin) Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Long Yu

[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 19 July 2019

"Long Yu [is] a superpower of China's burgeoning music world" - Washington Post

Deutsche Grammophon release "Gateways" by the newly signed Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Long Yu features Chinese and Russian works.

This is the first in a series of SSO albums featuring works by important Chinese composers This 2019 release celebrates the orchestra's 140th anniversary - it is China's oldest orchestra. Star soloist Maxim Vengerov is the dedicatee and first performer of Qigang Chen's violin concerto.

"Vengerov's sparkle is pleasing, especially after that career-threatening arm injury over a decade ago. But the biggest sonic impact here comes from Long Yu's excellent Shanghai band, bathed in resplendent recorded sound...the musicians' suavity is also showcased in a glossy trip through Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances." The Times

Tracks:

Chen Qigang: Wu Xing (The Five Elements)
Chen Qigang: The Joy of Suffering
Kreisler: Tambourin chinois, Op. 3 (Arr. McAlister for Violin and Orchestra)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45