New Century Chamber Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg | LIVE: Barber, Strauss, Mahler

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LIVE: Barber, Strauss, Mahler

by New Century Chamber Orchestra, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

The excitement continues! NSS MUSIC is pleased to announce the release of 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. 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. Now in their third season together, the extraordinary uniqueness of New Century’s live performances can be enjoyed by listeners everywhere.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Adagio for Strings
9:59 album only
2. Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings
28:21 album only
3. Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
11:17 album only
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Album Notes
The New Century Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1992, looks for fresh, exciting ways to present classical music in the San Francisco Bay Area by combining performances of extraordinary quality with innovative programming. World-renowned violin soloist, chamber musician and recording artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joined the ensemble as Music Director and Concertmaster in January 2008, bringing “a new sense of vitality and determination, as well as an audacious swagger that is an unmistakable fingerprint of its leader,” according to Gramophone Magazine.

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 live recording.



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