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Slatkin Conducts Slatkin

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Leonard Slatkin celebrated his 75th birthday in September 2019. Many of the selections in this program come from a concert given in his honor 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.”

REVIEWS:

Endgames, a concertino grosso composed for strings and six wind instruments, features three short movements played without a break, the slow central one featuring writing for the solo instruments of considerable grace and melodic appeal.

Kinah was composed in 2015 as a tribute to Slatkin’s parents, the violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, both founder members of the Hollywood String Quartet. Slatkin’s brother Frederick Zlotkin plays the work’s solo cello part on the instrument that was owned by Eleanor.

Slatkin’s son Daniel, also a composer, is represented here by his short orchestral work In Fields, a warm and contemplative piece first performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2018.

The Raven's five movements are imaginatively scored and superbly atmospheric. Alec Baldwin, the narrator here, successfully brings his own personality to the reading.

-- Gramophone

This is a glowing tribute to the Slatkin legacy, impressively compiled and presented.

-- Classical Music Daily



Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 11, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 8574352


  • UPC: 747313435272


  • Label: Naxos Regular CD


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Leonard Slatkin


  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra



Works:


  1. Slatkin conducts Slatkin

    Composer: Leonard Slatkin, Daniel Slatkin, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Felix Slatkin

    Ensemble: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra

    Performer: Alec Baldwin (narrator)

    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin