Bloch’s Schelomo and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1

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Bloch’s Schelomo and Brahms’s Symphony No. 1

Recorded February 21, 2013

Description

Jan Vogler is the soloist in Bloch's Schelomo (1911), described by the composer as a “Hebrew Rhapsody.” The 2013 concert, conducted by then Music Director Alan Gilbert, also features Brahms’s big, burly Symphony No. 1.

Program

Bloch

Schelomo

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Brahms

Symphony No. 1

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Artists

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert

Conductor

Alan Gilbert, former Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, launches his tenure as chief conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in September 2019. The Grammy Award–winning conductor previously served as principal guest conductor of the orchestra (then known as NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg) for more than a decade, and began serving as chief conductor designate in 2017, shortly after the opening of the orchestra’s already iconic new home. This position follows his truly transformative eight-year tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, during which, through such key initiatives as the NY PHIL BIENNIAL, he succeeded in making the Orchestra a leader on the cultural landscape. Alan Gilbert is also conductor laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the founder and president of Musicians for Unity. With the endorsement and guidance of the United Nations, this new organization will bring together musicians from around the world to perform in support of peace, development, and human rights.

Alan Gilbert makes regular guest appearances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. He has led operatic productions for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Zurich Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, where he was the inaugural music director.

His discography includes The Nielsen Project, a box set recorded with the New York Philharmonic, and John Adams’s Doctor Atomic, captured on DVD at The Metropolitan Opera, for which he won a Grammy Award. He received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction in PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts of two star-studded New York Philharmonic productions: of Sweeney Todd and Sinatra: Voice for a Century.

Alan Gilbert has received Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and Westminster Choir College, as well as Columbia University’s Ditson Conductor’s Award. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and was named an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. At The Juilliard School, he is the first holder of the William Schuman Chair in Musical Studies and serves as Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies. After giving the annual Royal Philharmonic Society Lecture on Orchestras in the 21st Century: A New Paradigm during the New York Philharmonic’s EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour, he received a 2015 Foreign Policy Association Medal for his commitment to cultural diplomacy.

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Jan Vogler

Cello

Jan Vogler

Cello

Jan Vogler

Cello

Cellist Jan Vogler has appeared with internationally renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Dresden Staatskapelle, and the Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Montreal, Cincinnati, Bavarian Radio, and Vienna symphony orchestras. He regularly performs recitals and chamber concerts with pianists Hélène Grimaud and Martin Stadfeld and violinist Mira Wang. Mr. Vogler embraces traditional repertoire as well as the work of his contemporaries, and has recently premiered works by Tigran Mansurian with the WDR Symphony Orchestra, John Harbison with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Udo Zimmermann with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Following summer performances at the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival, Mr. Vogler's 2011–12 season features appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel, and the Czech Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Curtis Symphony. He also performs at Prague's Dvořák Festival, Paris's Cité de la Musique and Salle Pleyel, and on tour in Germany with the New York-based orchestra The Knights.

Mr. Vogler records exclusively for SONY Classical; in July 2011 he released an all-Schubert recording with the Moritzburg Festival, and is scheduled to release the complete Bach cello suites soon. My Tunes 2 features works by Paganini, Kreisler, Rimsky-Korsakov, Fauré, and Wagner. Other recent recordings include Experience: Live from New York, recorded at Le Poisson Rouse, featuring works by Shostakovich and Machine Gun, by Jimi Hendrix, and the multiple award-winning The Secrets of Dvořák's Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic conducted by David Robertson. Mr. Vogler can also be heard performing music ranging from Mendelssohn to Elliott Carter on labels including NEOS and Berlin Classics.

A cello prodigy at age six, Jan Vogler first studied with his father, Peter Vogler, and subsequently with Josef Schwab, Heinrich Schiff, and Siegfried Palm. At the age of 20 he became principal cello of the Dresden Staatskapelle. He has won the Echo-Award and the 2006 European Cultural Award. He is general director of the Dresden Musikfestspiele and founder and artistic director of the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Vogler plays the 1721 Domenico Montagnana cello "Ex-Hekking."

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