New York Philharmonic Presents THE GLENN DICTEROW COLLECTION Tonight
The New York Philharmonic will mark Glenn Dicterow's farewell - following 34 years as Concertmaster, the longest tenure of any concertmaster in Philharmonic history - with the release of New York Philharmonic Presents: The Glenn Dicterow Collection, three albums on the New York Philharmonic label featuring Mr. Dicterow's favorite solo performances from 1982 to 2012. The first album will be available on CD, which comes with a 90-page commemorative booklet that includes program notes with Mr. Dicterow's comments, essays about Mr. Dicterow by Alan Gilbert and Archivist/Historian Barbara Haws, photographs, and a complete list of Mr. Dicterow's solo performances. It will also be available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.com. The second and third albums will be available as downloads only. The CD and booklet are $16.99; the downloads are $9.99 each or $24.99 for all three downloadable albums. The collection, distributed by Naxos, is now available for pre-order; it will be available for purchase and download on nyphil.org/DicterowCollection beginning tonight, June 3.
The collection features Glenn Dicterow's performances of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, Barto?k's Violin Concerto No. 1, Korngold's Violin Concerto, John Williams's Theme from Schindler's List, Aaron Jay Kernis's Lament and Prayer, Bernstein's Serenade, Barber's Violin Concerto, Waxman's Carmen Fantasie, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, and Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1. The performances are led by Alan Gilbert, Lorin Maazel, David Robertson, John Williams, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Leonard Bernstein, and Maxim Shostakovich.
Mr. Dicterow will give his final concerts as Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic performing Beethoven's Triple Concerto alongside The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence Yefim Bronfman and Principal Cello Carter Brey, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, June 24-28, 2014. The performances are part of the season-concluding The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival.
Mr. Dicterow will also be the subject of a New York Philharmonic Archives exhibition, Glenn Dicterow, a Most Masterful Musician: 34 Years as the New York Philharmonic's Concertmaster, which will focus on his legacy as the Philharmonic's longest-serving concertmaster by highlighting his solo performances, his relationships with music directors and composers, his role as an orchestral leader, and the history of the role of concertmaster. It will also include video excerpts of Mr. Dicterow's solo performances with the New York Philharmonic broadcast on Live From Lincoln Center. The exhibit will be on display June 5-August 29 on the east side of the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall as well as online.
"It has been an amazing 34 years," Glenn Dicterow said. "Every single one has been challenging and inspiring. I feel very much part of the Philharmonic family. It is not going to be easy for me to leave this great Orchestra, which has been part of my life for so long."
"Glenn is one of the great concertmasters, and he's part of the reason the New York Philharmonic is as great as it is," Alan Gilbert said. "I think everybody agrees that Glenn's generosity and the warmth of his sound has become part of what makes the New York Philharmonic the New York Philharmonic."