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José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler

José Serebrier
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
&
Maximilian Hornung


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‘José Serebrier is a top rate conductor/composer with a sense of choice and judgement second to none.   He gets the very best from a youthful RSNO.’   MusicWeb International

‘José Serebrier and the RSNO do us a great service by delivering stunning performances.’   Classical Lost and Found


• Conducting legend José Serebrier, together with the RSNO, performs a programme of works by the hugely influential American composer Samuel Adler, including the world premiere of his Sixth Symphony.

• For those unfamiliar with Adler’s catalogue, this album is a great entrance point; for those who are, it adds a valuable first hearing of his Symphony No. 6 which is dynamic and full of energy.

• These works are benchmarks of contemporary American composition: monumental in scale and embracing a wide expressive spectrum with ease and visceral power, Adler merges twenty-first century ebullience with an almost classical economy and balance.

• In his Concerto For Cello And Orchestra, Adler celebrates all aspects of the instrument, creating a wide emotional and expressive palette for young cellist Maximilian Hornung, who excels as the soloist.

• Drifting On Wind And Currents, a memorial tone-poem inspired by the poetry of Louise Glück, rounds off this album of classical music which, while challenging, is rewarding at every turn.

• José Serebrier is one of the most recorded classical artists in history.

• He has received forty-five GRAMMY Award nominations and eight GRAMMY wins including the Latin GRAMMY in the ‘Best Classical Recording of the Year’ category.

• Serebrier served as Associate Conductor under Leopold Stokowski who hailed him as ‘the greatest master of orchestral balance’.

• The RSNO has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its recordings, receiving two Diapason d’Or de l’année awards for Symphonic Music and eight GRAMMY Award nominations to date.

• Cellist Maximilian Hornung already has two ECHO Klassik awards for his recordings and he continues to take the international


Samuel Adler (b. 1928)

Symphony No. 6
1. Fast and with much excitement
2. Slowly and very expressively
3. Fast and rhythmic

Concerto For Cello And Orchestra
4. Slowly, quietly, and very expressively
5. Rhythmic, fast, and joyous
6. Slowly and declamatory, feeling very free
7. Fast and playful

8. Drifting On Winds And Currents



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