SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA RELEASES ALL-FRENCH RECORDING CONDUCTED BY LUDOVIC MORLOT FEATURING TENOR IAN BOSTRIDGE ON JANUARY 25
RELEASE ON SEATTLE SYMPHONY’S OWN LABEL INCLUDES LIVE RECORDING OF BERLIOZ’S LES NUITS D'ÉTÉ AS WELL AS RAVEL’S SHÉHÉRAZADE AND DEBUSSY’S “LE LIVRE DE BAUDELAIRE,” ORCHESTRATED BY JOHN ADAMS
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE JANUARY 11, 2019
ON APPLE MUSIC AND AMAZON
SEATTLE, WA – On January 25 Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony and tenor Ian Bostridge release an album exploring the music of iconic French composers renowned for their inventive spirit: Berlioz, Ravel and Debussy. Bostridge was praised by The Seattle Times for his “warm tone quality and beautiful expression” during the performance of Berlioz’s Les nuits d'été. The live recording is paired with studio recordings of Ravel’s imaginative Shéhérazade and Debussy’s colorfully rich Le livre de Baudelaire, orchestrated by John Adams.
Digital downloads and CDs are available through all major online music retailers and streaming services and will be available for presale on January 11, 2019. This recording is also available at Acoustic Sounds in an immaculate 5.1 digital surround version engineered by 2017 Grammy Award winner for Best Surround Sound, Dmitriy Lipay.
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Les nuits d’été
CLAUDE DEBUSSY orch. by JOHN ADAMS
Le livre de Baudelaire
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor
IAN BOSTRIDGE: BERLIOZ, RAVEL & DEBUSSY
Total Timing: 63:56 // Catalog Number: SSM1021 // Producer: Dmitriy Lipay //
Label: Seattle Symphony Media
The Seattle Symphony is grateful to Joan Watjen for her generous support of SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA CDs in memory of her husband Craig.
Recorded in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington.
Les nuits d’été was recorded live in concert on November 2, 4 and 5, 2017. Shéhérazade and Le livre de Boudelaire were recorded October 31, 2017 and November 3 and 7, 2017.
The performances of Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été were presented as part of the Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season.