José Serebrier: Orchestral Works José Serebrier
- José Serebrier (b. 1938): Symphonic B a C H Variations:
- 1Symphonic B a C H Variations: I. Allegro08:40
- 2Symphonic B a C H Variations: II. Poco allegro02:58
- 3Symphonic B a C H Variations: III. Andante mosso, dolente04:42
- 4Symphonic B a C H Variations: IV. Andante lugubre, elegiac05:30
- Laments & Hallelujahs:
- 5Laments & Hallelujahs11:52
- Flute Concerto with Tango:
- 6Flute Concerto with Tango: I. Quasi Presto (44.1kHz)05:16
- 7Flute Concerto with Tango: II. Cadenza. Andante rubato (44.1kHz)03:51
- 8Flute Concerto with Tango: III. Fantasia (44.1kHz)05:46
- 9Flute Concerto with Tango: IV. Tango inconclusivo (44.1kHz)02:32
- 10Flute Concerto with Tango: V. Allegro comodo (44.1kHz)04:36
- José Serebrier:
- 11Tango in Blue (44.1kHz)03:09
- 12Casi un tango (44.1kHz)05:16
- 13Last Tango Before Sunrise03:45
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): 6 Romances, Op. 6, TH 93:
- 156 Romances, Op. 6, TH 93: No. 6, None but the Lonely Heart (Orch. J. Serebrier)03:22
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An esteemed conductor who has worked with most of the major orchestras and made more than 300 recordings, José Serebrier is also a prolific composer. He became established at an early age with Leopold Stokowski giving the world première of his Symphony No. 1, when he was only 17 years old. He studied composition with Martinu and Copland, while also learning conducting from Doráti, Monteux and Stokowski, who named the 22-year old Serebrier his associate conductor. This dual career has flourished ever since, as demonstrated by this disc on which Serebrier conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in some of his most recent works. These include the Symphonic BACH Variations for piano and orchestra in which Alexandre Kantorow, winner of the 2019 Tchaikovsky competition, shines in the solo part. Newly recorded material is combined with the previously released Flute Concerto – the only work on the disc not conducted by Serebrier himself – and two tango-inspired shorter pieces. For Serebrier, these and the recent Last Tango before Sunrise form a kind of return to his youth in Uruguay, where he was born.
Alexandre Kantorow, piano
Sharon Bezaly, flute
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
José Serebrier, conductor
Richard Tognetti, violin, direction
GRAMMY-winner conductor and composer José Serebrier is one of most recorded classical artists in history. He has received thirty-seven GRAMMY nominations in recent years. All his recent recordings have received multiple GRAMMY nominations.
When José Serebrier was 21 years old, Leopold Stokowski hailed him as 'the greatest master of orchestral balance'. After five years as Stokowski's Associate Conductor at New York's Carnegie Hall, Serebrier accepted an invitation from George Szell to become the Composer in Residence of the Cleveland Orchestra for Szell’s last two seasons. Szell discovered Serebrier when he won the Ford Foundation American Conductors Competition (together with James Levine). Serebrier was music director of America's oldest music festival, in Worcester, Massachusetts, until he organized Festival Miami, and served as its artistic director for many years. In that capacity, Serebrier commissioned many composers, including Elliot Carter's String Quartet No. 4, and conducted many American and world premieres.
Serebrier has made international tours with the Juilliard Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Spain and others.
Serebrier's first recording, the Ives' 4th Symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, won a Grammy nomination. His recording of the Mendelssohn symphonies won the UK Music Retailers Association Award for Best Orchestral Recording, and his series of Shostakovich's Film Suites won the Deutsche Schallplatten Award for Best Orchestral Recording. Soundstage magazine selected Serebrier's recording of Scheherazade with the LPO as the Best Audiophile Recording. He has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony, Czech State Philharmonic Brno, Weimar Staatskapelle, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide symphony orchestras and many others. 'Serebrier Conducts Prokofiev, Beethoven and Tchaikowsky' filmed at the Sydney Opera, has been shown over 50 times on U.S. television. Serebrier conducted at the 2004 GRAMMY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, telecast live to 175 countries. Serebrier presently records for Naxos, BIS, Warner Classics, RPO Records and Sony/BMG.
As composer, Serebrier has won most of the important awards in the United States, including two Guggenheims (as the youngest in that Foundation's history, at age 19), Rockefeller Foundation grants, commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harvard Musical Association, the B.M.I. Award, Koussevitzky Foundation Award, etc. Born in Uruguay of Russian and Polish parents, Serebrier has composed more than 100 works, published by Peer Music, Universal Edition Vienna, Kalmus, Warner Music, and Peters Corp. His First Symphony was premiered by Leopold Stokowski (who premiered several of his works) when Serebrier was 17, as a last-minute replacement for then then still unplayable Ives 4th Symphony. His music has been recorded by conductors such as John Eliot Gardiner, among others. Serebrier made his US conducting debut at 19 with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, performing his Symphony No. 2, “Partita”. His new 3rd Symphony, 'Symphonie Mystique' received a GRAMMY nomination for 'Best New Composition of 2004'. It was premiered at Carnegie Hall, NY in 2005. His 'Carmen Symphony' CD, with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, won the Latin GRAMMY for 'Best Classical Album of 2004'. The French music critic Michel Faure has written a new book about José Serebrier, published last year in France by L'Harmattan. Serebrier's first recording with the New York Philharmonic, on Warner Classics, was released recently, and his new recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, for Sonny Classical was also recently released.
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1893, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has worked with many famous composers, conductors and musicians including Elgar, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Thomas Beecham; and more recently with Michael Tippett, John Tavener and Peter Maxwell Davies. Principal conductors since the founder Sir Dan Godfrey have included Charles Groves, Constantin Silvestri, Andrew Litton, Marin Alsop and now by the dynamic young Ukrainian, Kirill Karabits. The BSO has toured worldwide, performing at Carnegie Hall, New York, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, and Berlin Philharmonie, as well as regular British appearances at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The BSO is known internationally through over three hundred recordings, and continues to release numerous CDs each year with Naxos. Recent critically acclaimed recordings have included CDs of Bernstein, Bartók, Sibelius, Glass, Adams and Elgar, and three discs featuring arrangements of Mussorgsky, Bach and Wagner by Stokowski were nominated for GRAMMY® awards in 2004, 2005 and 2006.