Andris Nelsons & Boston Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5
The Gewandhausorchester is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. The enterprise was founded in 1743 by a group of 16 musical philanthropists - representatives of the nobility as well as regular citizens - forming a concert society by the name of Das Große Concert. On taking residence in the trading house of the city's textile merchants (the "Gewandhaus") in 1781, the ensemble assumed the name "Gewandhausorchester".
Andris Nelsons brings youthful energy, fluidity and rhythmic impulse, while still leaving room for Bruckner’s music’s monumental sound blocks which gives these works a new flavor. Nelsons regards the Symphony No. 3 as the symphony in which Bruckner truly established his own language: “Its premiere in Vienna was a disaster, and Bruckner suffered a lot because of it. Yet in many ways he was ahead of his time and much misunderstood.”
“Its premiere in Vienna was a disaster, and Bruckner suffered a lot because of it. Yet in many ways he was ahead of his time and much misunderstood.” -Andris Nelsons
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Barbara Hannigan, soprano · Andris Nelsons, conductor · Berliner Philharmoniker
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Andris Nelsons and the Berliner Philharmoniker
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Recorded LIVE at the Berlin Philharmonie