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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another Coup for Yannick

In another coup for Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Deutsche Grammophon announced that it had signed the Canadian conductor to a long-term contract. Among the projects already in the works is a cycle of seven Mozart operas. The first of them, Don Giovanni, has already been recorded and will be released in September. The all-star cast includes Rolando Villazon and Diana Damrau. Our video this week is the DG trailer for this recording.

The DG contract will feature Yannick and the Rotterdam Philharmonic among other orchestras. Their first DG recording together will be Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony. No word yet on whether the Philadelphia Orchestra will be included in DG's plans for Yannick but you can bet that serious discussions are underway.

Paul E. Robinson

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