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Alan Gilbert conducts Sibelius, Debussy and Adams featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz

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Former New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads a recent work by California-based composer John Adams, his Scheherezade.2, a work composed for violinist Leila Josefowicz. Adams's four-movement work is a 21st-century response to the Arabian Nights paralleling Rimsky-Korsakov's 1888 symphonic score. Opening the program is Jean Siblelius's atmospheric tone poem En Saga ("A Saga"), which features many of the composer's characteristic touches of orchestration and folk-music-influenced melody. Claude Debussy's Jeux ("Games"), was enormously influential for later composers in its luminous and nuanced orchestration.

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Alan    Gilbert, conductor Alan Gilbert, conductor Leila   Josefowicz, violin Leila Josefowicz, violin
Program Notes Audio
SIBELIUS - En saga (20 min)
DEBUSSY - Jeux (17 min)
John ADAMS - Scheherazade.2, for violin and orchestra (48 min)
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