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'Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2013-14 Season Recordings' Available Now

The New York Philharmonic and Music Director Alan Gilbert announce the launch of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2013-14 Season - a series of 10 recordings of performances from the current season to be released for download and streaming from January 2014 to September 2014. The first two albums, now available, feature the U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9; R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, and the New York Premiere of Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist, all conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert.

The recording series will comprise more than 25 works performed during Alan Gilbert's fifth season as the Orchestra's Music Director, including music by The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse; performances by The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman including from The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival; the World Premieres of new works by Anthony Cheung and Sean Shepherd, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music; performances by Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in his farewell season, including concertmaster solos in R. Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan and Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3; and Krzysztof Penderecki's Concerto grosso performed by Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey and cellists Alisa Weilerstein and Daniel Mu?ller- Schott, led by Charles Dutoit.

Recordings from Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2013-14 Season ($9.99 to $13.99), accompanied by digital liner notes, are available for download from all major digital download services including iTunes,, and, as well as by visiting They will also be available for streaming on Spotify.

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2013-14 Season is produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic and distributed by The Orchard, the Philharmonic's digital recordings technology partner and the leading digital distributor of classical music. This is the fifth series of live recordings produced during Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director, which began in September 2009.


Music Director Alan Gilbert began his New York Philharmonic tenure in September 2009, the first native New Yorker in the post. He and the Philharmonic have introduced the positions of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence and The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence; CONTACT!, the new-music series; and, beginning in the spring of 2014, the NY PHIL BIENNIAL.

In addition to inaugurating the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, in the 2013-14 season Alan Gilbert conducts Mozart's three final symphonies; the U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Frieze coupled with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony; four world premieres; an all-Britten program celebrating the composer's centennial; the score from 2001: A Space Odyssey as the film was screened; and a staged production of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson. He continues The Nielsen Project - the multi-year initiative to perform and record the Danish composer's symphonies and concertos, the first release of which was named by The New York Times as among the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012 - and presides over the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour. Last season's highlights included Bach's B-minor Mass; Ives's Fourth Symphony; the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour; and the season-concluding A Dancer's Dream, a multidisciplinary reimagining of Stravinsky's The Fairy's Kiss and Petrushka, created by Giants Are Small and starring New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns.

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