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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 05:58:57 AM »
Quite a coup for Morlot!
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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 06:45:17 AM »
A most deserved award. Their in-house recordings have been marvelous, like the Dutilleux below:



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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 06:54:42 AM »
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/seattle-symphony-named-orchestra-of-the-year/281-594096812

https://www.seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/beyondthestage/orchestra-of-the-year

My home town orchestra doing well.

Very cool! Seattle Symphony has certainly released the most intriguing programs on disc this decade compared to most other US orchestras. Their Ives recordings are fantastic.

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 07:04:21 AM »
I enjoyed the Mahler 10 they did.  Dausgaard is picking up the baton next year so it will be interesting to see what happens after that.

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »
I enjoyed the Mahler 10 they did.  Dausgaard is picking up the baton next year so it will be interesting to see what happens after that.

I didn't know that. Where is Morlot heading?

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:20:00 AM »
I didn't know that. Where is Morlot heading?

Not sure where Morlot is going.  I do know that the Mahler was conducted by Daussgaard, though.  Still some great leadership with Morlot and now Daussgaard.

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 08:24:14 AM »
Surprised to see any acrimony in this thread. The Seattle Symphony is superb and they have been doing an excellent job putting their name out worldwide with their new record label. I dig its blend of warhorses and less common music, and the cover designs. Their recording engineer is top shelf too.

If it's true that Gramophone had never before named a non-European orchestra, they should be ashamed. Also they should do Pittsburgh next.

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 08:26:49 AM »
Hm, have the acrimonious comments been deleted?

I was surprised, too, Brian.
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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 08:30:01 AM »
Yes, the source of acrimonious comments has been sent into the ether -- not for the comments, but for unprovoked attacks on another poster.

Carry on.  8)

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 08:33:47 AM »
Jovian's account was removed, he didn't delete it himself?



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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 08:55:08 AM »
Well my message no longer makes sense without Jovian's comment above it...so that's removed.

Back on topic, congrats Seattle!

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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 09:09:23 AM »
I'm very pleased that Morlot has done so well.  My only direct experience of his conducting was when he was an assistant conductor for the BSO, and he had to step in as a last-minute replacement for Levine; and of course, that was a rough night, and is not any basis for evaluating his abilities.
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Re: Congrats Seattle Symphony--Gramophone Orchestra of the Year
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
One of mine was removed and I removed the other as it didn't make sense either.  Upward and onward.