ORCHESTRA CONCERTS PREVIEW NEW DG RECORDINGS
This weekend’s Cleveland Orchestra broadcasts
feature performances that will be released Octrober
5th on the next two Cleveland Orchestra/DG
On Saturday evening, September 11, at 8:00 PM,
the Orchestra will perform the two Ravel Piano Concertos,
in G and for the Left Hand with Pierre-Laurent Aimard as
soloist, and Pierre Boulez conducting.
On Sunday the 12th at 4:00 PM, Pierre Boulez conducts
the Adagio from the Mahler Symphony No. 10 and
"Des Knaben Wunderhorn," with Magdalena Kožená
and Christian Gerhaher as soloists.
In these two different broadcasts devoted to Ravel and Mahler respectively, Boulez and the Orchestra reveal their long-standing affinity and complementary styles. The Cleveland Orchestra was the first American orchestra Boulez conducted, and today he is “…still immensely fond of this orchestra because it continues to come very close to my own idea of the way in which a score should be realized in terms of the music and its sonorities.”