New Album Featuring Jaap van Zweden and the NY Philharmonic To Be Released
The New York Philharmonic's third album on Decca Gold, Universal Music Group's newly established US classical music label, will be released physically and digitally on February 22, 2019; the album is now available for preorder on nyphil.org and through this link. The album features the New York Philharmonic and Music Director Jaap van Zweden's performances of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps and Debussy's La Mer from September-October 2018, van Zweden's opening weeks as Music Director.
The New York Times wrote that in the Opening Gala performance of Le Sacre du printemps, "Mr. van Zweden drew incisive, blazingly powerful and vehement playing from the Philharmonic." Two weeks later, The Times described the performance of La Mer as "bold, almost cinematic."
The New York Philharmonic launched its partnership with Decca Gold in February 2018 with the release of Jaap van Zweden and the Philharmonic's performances of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7. The second album, Sing Happy, released in May 2018, featured Audra McDonald's 2018 Spring Gala performance with the Philharmonic. Decca Gold will release additional recordings in the 2018-19 season featuring Jaap van Zweden conducting the New York Philharmonic; details will be announced at a later date.
Photo Credit: Roger Neve