Leonard Slatkin

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Born: Sep 1, 1944; USA  
Leonard Slatkin, a fixture of the U.S. symphonic scene, is especially noted for his performances of American, Russian, and British music, and for his numerous recordings of Haydn symphonies. He was born into a famous musical family: his father was Felix Slatkin (1915-1963), a St. Louis-born violinist who rose to become a film-score and light-music conductor and founded the Hollywood String Quartet. His mother was Eleanor Aller, cellist of the Read more quartet. Thanks to their combined efforts, their son was trained in violin, viola, piano, and conducting.
Slatkin attended Indiana University (1962) and Los Angeles City College (1963), and studied with Walter Susskind, the music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, at the Aspen Music School in 1964. He then attended Juilliard School in New York, where he studied conducting with Jean Morel, graduating in 1968 with a B. Mus. degree. In that same year he became assistant conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra under Susskind, and was promoted to associate conductor in 1971, associate principal conductor in 1974, and principal guest conductor in 1974. During this period he showed his career-long commitment to musical training for young people by founding the St. Louis Youth Symphony in 1969 and serving as its conductor.
In 1974 Slatkin made his European debut as a guest conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, and in 1978 he conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., for the first time. He was artistic adviser to the New Orleans Philharmonic (1977-1980). In 1979 he founded the Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest series and served as its director for ten years.
In 1979 he was appointed music director of the St. Louis Symphony, beginning a highly successful 17-year tenure that included five triumphal international tours and many recordings for the Vox, EMI, and RCA labels. With the St. Louis orchestra he conducted a notable series of discs of music by American symphonic masters, including Bernstein, Copland, Schuman, and Piston. He also has recorded the complete Vaughan Williams and Elgar symphonies, a series of Haydn symphonies, and works of Britten, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev, among many others. He has also recorded with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, amassing well over a hundred releases. He has been nominated for Grammy awards more than 50 times and won four times.
In 1990 Slatkin became music director of the Great Woods Performing Arts Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts, the summer home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From 1992 to 1999 he served as director of the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Festival; the position was created so he could exercise his flair for creative and wide-ranging programming. In 1994 he was the artistic director of the Festival of American Music at London's South Bank Centre. In 1996 he took up the position of music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, and has led them in successful tours and recordings. In 2000 he was appointed chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has continued his involvement with youth orchestras, and also conducts opera in many of the world's major houses and festivals. Read less
Saint-Saens: Symphony No 3
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 573331   Number of Discs: 1
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Born: Sep 1, 1944; USA  
Leonard Slatkin, a fixture of the U.S. symphonic scene, is especially noted for his performances of American, Russian, and British music, and for his numerous recordings of Haydn symphonies. He was born into a famous musical family: his father was Felix Slatkin (1915-1963), a St. Louis-born violinist who rose to become a film-score and light-music conductor and founded the Hollywood String Quartet. His mother was Eleanor Aller, cellist of the Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Harold aux Montagnes. Scenes de melancolie, de bonheur, et de joie: Adagio
II. Marche de pelerins chantant la priere du soir: Allegretto
III. Serenade d'un montagnard des Abruzzes a sa maitresse: Allegro assai
IV. Orgie de brigands. Souvenirs des scenes precedentes: Allegro frenetico
I. Modere
II. Assez lent
III. Modere
IV. Assez anime
V. Presque lent
VI. Assez vif
VII. Moins vif
Epilogue
I. Ondine
II. Le gibet
III. Scarbo
No. 1. Prelude
No. 2. Forlane
No. 3. Menuet
No. 4. Rigaudon
I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo - Moderato - Allegro vivace - L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto
II. Allegro animato - Meno mosso - Tempo I
III. Larghetto - Piu mosso - Largo un poco - Con moto - Tempo I
IV. Allegro con fuoco - Marciale - Con animo - Allegro mosso - Allegro con fuoco - Presto - Largo
I. Introduction: Moderato (Tempo di valzer) - Espressivo un poco rubato
II. Allegretto con tenerezza (Un poco rubato)
III. Scherzando - Moderato
IV. Pas de trois: Lento
V. Con brio
VI. Con moto
VII. Molto ritmico - Coda - Come prima - Moderato
I. Lento - Allegro moderato
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Allegro
I. Non allegro
II. Andante con moto (Tempo di valse)
III. Lento assai - Allegro vivace - Lento assai - Come prima - Allegro vivace
I. Prelude a la nuit
II. Malaguena
III. Habanera
IV. Feria
I. Reveries: Largo - Passions: Allegro agitato e appassionato assai
II. Un Bal (Valse): Allegro non troppo
III. Scene aux Champs: Adagio
IV. Marche au Supplice: Allegretto non troppo
V. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat: Larghetto - Allegro -
V. Dies irae -
V. Ronde du sabbat -
V. Dies irae et Ronde du Sabbat (ensemble)
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: I. The Great Lover
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: II. Lonely Town (Pas de deux)
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: III. Times Square: 1944
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Very Slowly
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: The Bride And Her Intended
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Fast: The Revivalist And His Flock
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro: Solo Dance Of The Bartered Bride
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Meno Mosso
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Doppio Movimento: Variations On A Shaker Hymn
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: Coda
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Introduction: The Open Prairie
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Street In A Frontier Town
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Mexican Dance And Finale
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Prairie Night (Card Game At Night)
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Gun Battle
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Celebration (After Billy's Capture)
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Billy In Prison (His Escape)
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Billy In The Desert (Waltz)
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): Billy's Death
Billy The Kid (1999 Digital Remaster): The Open Prairie Again
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Buckaroo Holiday
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Corral Nocturne
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Piano Interlude & Saturday Night Waltz
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Hoe-Down
I. Largo - Allegro moderato
II. Allegro molto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro vivace
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Buckaroo Holiday
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Corral Nocturne
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Piano Interlude & Saturday Night Waltz
Rodeo (1999 Digital Remaster): Hoe-Down
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Very Slowly
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: The Bride And Her Intended
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Fast: The Revivalist And His Flock
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro: Solo Dance Of The Bartered Bride
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Meno Mosso
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Doppio Movimento: Variations On A Shaker Hymn
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: Coda
I. Angels in our Fields
II. O Sanctissima
III. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
IV. O Come, Little Children
V. Coventry Carol
VI. Patapan
I. The Irish Washerwoman
II. The Minstrel Boy
III. The Rakes of Mallow
IV. The Wearing of the Green
V. The Last Rose of Summer
VI. The Girl I Left Behind Me
Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto -
Quasi adagio -
Allegro marziale animato
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (arr. W. Ochoa for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Gnomus (arr. S. Gorchakov for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (arr. W. Goehr for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. E. Naoumoff for piano and orchestra)
Promenade
III. Tuileries
Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo (arr. V. Ashkenazy for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (arr. C. Simpson for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells (arr. L. Cailliet for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle (arr. H. Wood for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade (arr. L. Leonard for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. Limoges, the Market (arr. L. Funtek for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. Catacombae (arr. J. Boyd for band)
Pictures at an Exhibition: Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (arr. M. Ravel for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga) (arr. L. Stokowski for orchestra)
Pictures at an Exhibition: X. The Great Gate of Kiev (arr. D. Gamley for male chorus and orchestra)
Violin Concerto Op. 14: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto Op. 14: II. Andante
Violin Concerto Op. 14: III. Presto in moto perpetuo
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: I. The Great Lover
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: II. Lonely Town (Pas de deux)
On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: III. Times Square: 1944
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Very Slowly
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: The Bride And Her Intended
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Fast: The Revivalist And His Flock
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Allegro: Solo Dance Of The Bartered Bride
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Meno Mosso
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Doppio Movimento: Variations On A Shaker Hymn
Appalachian Spring (1999 - Remaster): Moderato: Coda
Catfish Row-Suite from Porgy and Bess: Catfish Row
Catfish Row-Suite from Porgy and Bess: Porgy Sings
Catfish Row-Suite from Porgy and Bess: Fugue
Catfish Row-Suite from Porgy and Bess: Hurricane
Catfish Row-Suite from Porgy and Bess: Good Mornin' Sistuh
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": I. Adagio
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": II. Andante Con Tenerezza
Symphony No. 2 "Romantic": III. Allegro Con Brio
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: I. Allegro risoluto - Molto tranquillo - Tempo primo - Cadenza - Agitato, fervente
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: II. Introdozione (Adagio Quasi cadenza) - Presto leggiero - Allegretto - Adagretto - Poco a poco accelerando al allegro vivo
Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp & Percussion. (After Plato's "Symposium"): I. Phaedrus: Pausanias (Lento - Allegro marcato)
Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp & Percussion. (After Plato's "Symposium"): II. Aristophanes (Allegretto)
Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp & Percussion. (After Plato's "Symposium"): III. Eryximachus (Presto)
Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp & Percussion. (After Plato's "Symposium"): IV. Agathon (Adagio)
Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra, Harp & Percussion. (After Plato's "Symposium"): V. Socrates: Alcibiades (Molto tenuto - Adagio - Allegro molto vivace)


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