14 May 2013
Happy Birthday, Jazz Style
Acting Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio is celebrating his birthday far from home, by traveling on the EUROPE / SPRING 2013 tour. And it’s not all Bruckner and Tchaikovsky while he’s on the road, as he has already been practicing (in photo, by Chris Lee, above) for his solo in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, conducted by Alan Gilbert, in the jazz-infused program May 31–June 1.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to have tickets for these almost sold-out concerts, check out this taste of the score for the piece that Leonard Bernstein marked (which lives in our Digital Archives) to prep for when you hear him jam!
7 February 2013
“ Since the time of Paganini, violin virtuosos have tried to overwhelm audiences with feats of agility. Tetzlaff is after something different. A character actor in a field of matinée idols, he prefers to disappear into the sound world he creates onstage. ‘You become the thing,’ he says. ‘Or that’s the hope.’ ”
6 February 2013
From the Radio Room … with Christian Tetzlaff
Violinist Christian Tetzlaff joined us this morning following the Open Rehearsal of Brahms’s Violin Concerto with the Philharmonic, led by Andris Nelsons. He remarked that it is “the greatest possible job” to work with Orchestra and the conductor he considers to be almost like his Siamese twin.
Catch the interview as part of the intermission feature when this week’s program airs on The New York Philharmonic This Week on WQXR 105.9FM, Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.*
*Check local listings
17 January 2013
“Brahms writes very clumsily for the piano, which is surprising because he was himself a pianist.”
So notes Yefim Bronfman, in this Wall Street Journal profile. The pianist discusses his current fixation on the composer’s work, including the Piano Concerto No. 1, which he performs with the Philharmonic this week..
15 January 2013
a music-filled night: ny phil performing bruckner symphony #6, and pinchas zuckerman performing the bruch concerto. made my ears very happy :)
“music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”
12 November 2012
On the Case
Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione had a whirlwind weekend. Scheduled to conduct the Young People’s Concert on Saturday afternoon, he completed a spirited rehearsal of that “Gypsy Airs” program on Friday morning. Then, just hours later, he was tapped at the last moment to fill in for Kurt Masur — whose arrival at Avery Fisher Hall was delayed due to traffic snarls — on the first half of the evening’s all-Brahms program.
The performance of Brahms’s Double Concerto, with Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and cellist Alisa Weilerstein (herself a last-minute substitute for ailing Principal Cello Carter Brey), was Case’s subscription concert debut.
(Chris Lee photo)
6 November 2012
Vote Your Conscience
Here’s a contest for which you don’t have to wait on line to vote: your favorite Brahms symphony or concerto. This week Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur has returned the Philharmonic for two weeks of all-Brahms programs, launching the Orchestra’s season of the German’s master’s symphonies and concertos?
Which is your favorite? Feel free to add a link to a YouTube clip of your pick.
26 October 2012
In this new video, Principal Horn Philip Myers gives us a sneak peek at the cadenza he has prepared for his solo role in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3. He also shares another web-exclusive excerpt that you won’t hear on the stage of Avery Fisher Hall…
Catch Phil in his solo role tonight and tomorrow with the Philharmonic and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
25 October 2012
Brahms’s Musical Dialogue
Glenn Dicterow: ”In this three-part dialogue the themes are passed back and forth among the cello, violin, and orchestra…. We do have similar feelings about this work — it’s very organic. That’s the joy of it.”
Carter Brey: ”We’re so used to playing off each other, I almost don’t have to think about it. It’s a combination of support and spontaneity.”
So said the Philharmonic Concertmaster and Principal Cello about performing as co-soloists in Brahms’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, which they will do again November 8–13 and 13, in a reunion with Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur. Experience their partnership for yourself in what Glenn calls “one if the greatest concertos ever written” and what Carter identifies as “the Brahms concerto” for cellists.