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

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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, Amazon.com, and eMusic.com, as well as by visiting nyphil.org/1314recordings. 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.

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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.

Mr. Gilbert is Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies and holds the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies at The Juilliard School. Conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and principal guest conductor of Hamburg's NDR Symphony Orchestra, he regularly conducts leading orchestras around the world. He made his acclaimed Metropolitan Opera debut conducting John Adams's Doctor Atomic in 2008, the DVD of which received a Grammy Award. Rene?e Fleming's recent Decca recording Poe?mes, on which he conducted, received a 2013 Grammy Award. His recordings have received top honors from the Chicago Tribune and Gramophone magazine. In May 2010 Mr. Gilbert received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and in December 2011, Columbia University's Ditson Conductor's Award for his "exceptional commitment to the performance of works by American composers and to contemporary music."

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The New York Philharmonic, a longtime media pioneer, was the first major American orchestra to offer downloadable concerts, recorded live, in 2004. Following on this innovation, in 2009 the Orchestra announced the first-ever subscription download series: Alan Gilbert: The Inaugural Season, available exclusively on iTunes, produced and distributed by the New York Philharmonic, and comprising more than 80 works, including 7 commissions, performed during the 2009-10 season. Since 1917 the Philharmonic has made nearly 2,000 recordings, with more than 500 currently available. The Philharmonic began radio broadcasts in 1922, and is currently represented by The New York Philharmonic This Week - syndicated worldwide 52 weeks per year, and available on nyphil.org. On television, in the 1950s and '60s, the Philharmonic inspired a generation through Bernstein's Young People's Concerts on CBS. Its television presence has continued with annual appearances on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS, and in 2003 it made history as the first Orchestra ever to perform live on the Grammy awards, one of the most- watched television events worldwide.

Pictured: Liang Wang, Alan Gilbert, and the New York Philharmonic. Photo by Chris Lee.

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