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Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Nino Rota & Kurt Weill

Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin;



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“Yannick Nézet-Séguin puts his vitality and sense of teamwork on the podium when he conducts performances…   This 30-year-old Montrealer with tousled hair, hip-hugging jeans and comfortable T-shirts is classical music's it Boy.   He has revived a symphony orchestra.   He charms audiences around the world with his symphonic and opera conducting and his keyboard skills.   Mirroring his spirit of adventure, his repertoire covers five centuries of western music.”
- The Toronto Star

Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 2006-07 schedule includes appearances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the London and Rotterdam Philharmonics.   In Canada he will conduct Faust for the Canadian Opera Company, and appear with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic, as well as with the Victoria Symphony - where he holds the post of Principal Guest Conductor - and of course with his own Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal.

Nino Rota was renowned as a prolific composer of soundtracks, especially for films by Zeffirelli, Coppola, and above all, Fellini, for whom he was the regular composer.   Rota turned the themes from Fellini's 1954 film La Strada into a 1966 ballet, composed on a commission from La Scala, Milan. Rota created a symphonic suite in which he regrouped the highlights into concert form.

NINO ROTA (1911-1979)
LA STRADA suite symphonique | symphonic suite (1966) [31:40]
  1. Nozze in Campagne. “E Arrivato Zampanò”     3:34
      NOCES VILLAGEOISES. « VOICI LE GRAND ZAMPANÒ ! »
      • COUNTRY WEDDING. “ZAMPANÒ HAS ARRIVED”

  2. I Tre Suonatori e il “Matto” Sul Filo     6:13
      LES TROIS MUSICIENS AMBULANTS ET LE « MATTO » SUR LA CORDE RAIDE
      • THE THREE MUSICANS AND THE “MATTO” ON THE TIGHTROPE

  3. Il Circo (Il Numero di Zampanò - I Giocolieri - Il Violino del “Matto”)     4:57
      LE CIRQUE (LE NUMÉRO DE ZAMPANÒ - LES JONGLEURS - LE VIOLON DU « MATTO »)
      • THE CIRCUS (ZAMPANÒ'S NUMBER - THE JUGGLERS - THE “MATTO'S” VIOLIN)

  4. La Rabbia di Zampanò     5:14
      LA RAGE DE ZAMPANÒ
      • ZAMPANÒ'S ANGER)

  5. Zampanò Uccide il “Matto”     3:03
      ZAMPANÒ TUE LE « MATTO »
      • ZAMPANÒ KILLS THE “MATTO”

  6. L'Ultimo Spettacolo Sulla Neve. “Addio Gelsomina”     5:19
      LE DERNIER SPECTACLE SUR LA NEIGE. « ADIEU GELSOMINA »
      • THE LAST SHOW IN THE SNOW. “FAREWELL GELSOMINA”

  7. Solitudine e Pianto di Zampanò     3:20
      SOLITUDE ET PLEURS DE ZAMPANÒ
      • ZAMPANÒ ALONE AND IN TEARS

      TROMPETTE SOLO | SOL0 TRUMPET: STÉPHANE BEAULAC
      VIOLON SOLO | SOLO VIOLIN: DENISE LUPIEN

KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
SYMPHONIE NO 2 | SYMPHONY NO. 2 (1933) [28:15]
  8. SOSTENUTO- ALLEGRO MOLTO     10:21
  9. LARGO     11:10
10. ALLEGRO VIVACE     6:44




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