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LIVE: Strauss, Barber, Mahler New Century Chamber Orchestra

New Century Chamber Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

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Genre: Classical: Chamber Music

Release Date: 2010

The excitement continues! The highly anticipated second CD by San Francisco Bay area’s celebrated New Century Chamber Orchestra and music director Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, one of the leading violinists of our time.

New Century and Nadja explore the intense longing and deeply soulful side of classical music, and strive to showcase the musicality and emotionality of these three famous masterpieces in this passionate recording.

Recorded live at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, Nadja and the New Century present intense, powerful performances of Richard Strauss’s virtuosic pinnacle of string orchestral writing, Metamorphosen for 23 solo Strings; Samuel Barber’s beloved masterpiece, Adagio for Strings; and Gustav Mahler’s passionate love letter to his future wife - the Adagietto (for orchestra), from his Symphony No. 5.

Recorded during Nadja’s third season with New Century, the extraordinary uniqueness of New Century’s live performances can be enjoyed by listeners everywhere.

1. Adagio for Strings 9:59

2. Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings 28:21

3. Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 11:17


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