Slatkin conducts Slatkin

Slatkin conducts Slatkin

8.574352 (Naxos, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (11 February 2022)

Playing time: 70'33"
Tracks: 13
Booklet pages: 14
℗ 2022 Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
© 2022 Naxos Rights (Europe) Ltd
Main country of recording: United States of America
Country of manufacture: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Slatkin conducts Slatkin published on 15 February 2022

Jeffery Zook, piccolo (track 1)
Sharon Sparrow, alto flute (track 1)
Monica Fosnaugh, cor anglais (track 1)
Laurence Liberson, E flat clarinet (track 1)
Shannon Orme, bass clarinet (track 1)
Marcus Schoon, contrabassoon (track 1)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1 and 7)
Alec Baldwin, narrator (tracks 2-6)
Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin (track 7)
Frederick Zlotkin, cello (track 7)
Felix Slatkin, violin (track 9)
Army Air Forces Training Command Orchestra (track 9)
Edward Dunstedter, conductor (track 9)
Eleanor Aller, cello (track 10)
Warner Bros Studio Orchestra (track 10)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, conductor (track 10)
Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra (tracks 2-6, 8 and 11-13)
Leonard Slatkin, conductor (tracks 1-8 and 11-13)

Leonard Slatkin (born 1944):

1 Endgames (2014)

The Raven (1971, to text by Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849)
2 The Sleeper
3 The Bells
4 Romance
5 The Coliseum
6 The Raven

7 Kinah (2015)

Daniel Slatkin (born 1994):

8 In Fields (2018)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):

9 Hungarian Dance No 17 in F sharp minor (arranged for violin and piano) (21 Hungarian Dances, 1880)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):

10 Rondo (abridged, with cadenza by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, 1897-1957) (Cello Concerto No 2 in D, 1783)

Felix Slatkin (1915-1963) / Cindy McTee (born 1953):

11 Fisher's Hornpipe (arranged after traditional) (1962/2014)

12 Wistful Haven (1962/2015, arranged after Antonín Dvořák)

Felix Slatkin / Amerigo Marino (1925-1988):

13 Carmen's Hoedown (1962, arranged after Georges Bizet)

Leonard Slatkin celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday in September 2019. Many of the selections in this program come from a concert given in his honour and are also a tribute to his remarkable musical family, both past and present. Historical recordings include Leonard's cellist mother, Eleanor Aller, being conducted by Korngold in the Haydn concerto and a 1944 broadcast of his father, Felix, as a solo violinist in Brahms. Every piece here has a deeply personal connection for the family. For his composition The Raven, Leonard used Edgar Allan Poe’s poem in a work that is 'almost like a concerto for speaker and orchestra'.