ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL
The celebration of an exceptional collaboration!
Recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019, the album brings together important works, namely the Violin Concerto, Op. 30 by Alberto Ginastera, a score that requires no less than seven percussionists handling some fifty instruments, the imposing Serenade for Solo Violin, Strings, Harp and Percussion by Leonard Bernstein (after Plato’s Symposium), and the Violin Concerto “Adrano” by Samy Moussa, a world premiere recording and an OSM commission.
“I owe my profound gratitude to David Sela, Kent Nagano and my colleagues at the OSM for undertaking this gargantuan project with me. I have long loved and identified with Bernstein’s mercurial Serenade, admire deeply the music of my friend Samy Moussa, and I am so grateful to have discovered Ginastera’s Violin Concerto – a demanding and profound work that deserves to be heard much more than it has” Andrew Wan.
“It was a great joy to finally realize a new recording of the Ginastera and Bernstein works for violin and orchestra. They both represent exceptional “American” concerti. They along with the new Moussa work combine to make a special platform for the talents of Andrew Wan and the OSM. Special thanks to the OSM, producer Carl Talbot, Analekta and of course our David Sela who is one of music’s most visionary, dedicated and faithful friends” Kent Nagano, ex-Music Director of the OSM.
This recording was made possible through the generous support of Mr. David B. Sela.