NPR Picks Latest CD as a Favorite This Year

The sixth release on the Seattle Symphony Media label was released on June 9 and it’s already being included on favorite albums of 2015 lists. Anastasia Tsioulcas from NPR Music has this to say about our latest recording:

“This album is an irresistible musical pairing of two sketches of the United States. The first is Dvoƙák's famous and lush paean to the "new" Native and African-American sounds he heard in America, which has become one of the most popular symphonies ever. The other is Edgard Varèse's crackling, clangorous Amériques — far less well-known, but riveting and necessary. Perhaps even more important than the repertoire are the performances. This recording bursts with terrific playing — listen to that tremendous brass! Those urgent, razor-sharp strings! And it serves as proof of the Seattle Symphony's triumphant claim, under the leadership of Ludovic Morlot, as one of the truly great American orchestras. Beautifully engineered, too.”

CDs may be purchased at Symphonica, The Symphony Store, at Benaroya Hall. Digital downloads and CDs are available through iTunes and Amazon.

Posted on July 1, 2015