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Press Release:

LUDOVIC MORLOT AND THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY COMMEMORATE CENTENARY OF HENRI DUTILLEUX WITH RELEASE OF A THREE-DISC BOX SET OF THE COMPOSER’S ORCHESTRAL WORKS

Press Release:

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016

Box Set and Simultaneous Release of Volume 3 of the Three-Year, Multi-Disc Recording Project on Sale August 12 (U.S.) and in September (UK & France)

Available for Pre-sale Now on Amazon and iTunes

Photo caption: Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony in a live performance of Timbres, espace, mouvement at Benaroya Hall during Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season on April 28, 2016. Photo by Brandon Patoc

Seattle, WA – Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony commemorate the birth of one of France’s most important composers of the second half of the 20th century, Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), with the release of a three-disc box set of the composer’s orchestral works on August 12 (U.S.) and in September (UK & France). The Orchestra has been championing the works of the French composer in concert and the recording studio since the start of Morlot’s tenure in 2011. The culminating three-disc, multi-year recording project coincides with the release of Dutilleux: Volume 3, which includes studio recordings of Sur le même accord featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, Les citations, Mystère de l’instant, and live performance of Timbres, espace, mouvement.

Click here [English, French] for a short video featuring Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich, Seattle Symphony Principal Bass Jordan Anderson and President & CEO Simon Woods on this recording project.

Volume 1 of the recording project was released in 2014, and was hailed by The New York Times as a “Gorgeous, authoritative collection.” It received three Grammy nominations for Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Xavier Phillips and Best Engineered Album. Volume 2 was released in 2015 and received Grammy nominations for Best Classical Instrumental Solo by Augustin Hadelich, Best Orchestral Performance and Best Engineered Album. It won the Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.



Photo caption: Morlot and the Seattle Symphony during a recording session for Mystère de l’instant at Benaroya Hall. Photo by Brandon Patoc
“The orchestra has been on a journey through Dutilleux’s music for the past five years now, and in my view has developed a very intrinsic understanding of this incredible body of work,” says Music Director Ludovic Morlot. “This final installment encapsulates all that we’ve accomplished on this repertoire over my tenure so far, and I think Dutilleux would have taken great pride in the fact that his music is being played so often in Seattle and with such dedication."

Photo caption: Morlot and Dutilleux during a visit in the composer’s Paris apartment. Photo courtesy of Ludovic Morlot.
Morlot previously shared, “I first met Henri Dutilleux in the fall of 2001 after having spent the summer as a student at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home. The Boston Symphony commissioned The Shadows of Time, and I had the privilege of sitting next to Dutilleux during rehearsals as he reworked his score from its previous premiere. I witnessed firsthand his considerable creative powers, as he was a perfectionist in the best sense of the word, and was always engaged. We subsequently met over martinis in Paris, discussing music and literature. He made an important era of 20th-century music come alive for me, and in the process deepened and enriched my understanding. I feel grateful to have known him.”

To obtain a physical or digital review copy of the release, photos, liner notes or any other information on Seattle Symphony Media, please contact You You Xia at youyou.xia@seattlesymphony.org.

RECORDING DETAILS:

Augustin Hadelich, violin
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Seattle Symphony

HENRI DUTILLEUX

Sur le même accord
      Augustin Hadelich, violin
Les citations
Mystère de l’instant
Timbres, espace, mouvement
(ou “La nuit etoilée”)

Total Timing: 60:23 // Catalog Number: SSM1012 // Producer: Dmitriy Lipay

Photo caption (L to R): Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich and the Seattle Symphony during a recording session of Sur le même accord at Benaroya Hall in March, 2016; From left to right, Seattle Symphony recording engineer Dmitriy Lipay, Augustin Hadelich and Ludovic Morlot pose for a portrait on stage following a recording session at Benaroya Hall. Photos by Brandon Patoc


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The Seattle Symphony is grateful to Joan Watjen for her generous support of Seattle Symphony Media CDs in memory of her husband Craig.

Recorded in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, Washington. Sur le même accord was recorded on March 22, 2016. Les citations was recorded on November 9, 2015. Mystère de l’instant was recorded on April 22, 2016. Timbres, espace, mouvement (ou “La nuit etoilée”) was recorded live in concert on April 28 and 30, 2016.

The performances of Timbres, espace, mouvement (ou “La nuit etoilée”) were presented as part of the Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season.

Augustin Hadelich’s performance was generously underwritten by Muriel van Housen and Tom McQuaid.

Digital downloads and CDs are available through iTunesAmazon and Qobuz, Primephonic, Acoustic Sounds and HD Tracks. Recordings can be streamed through Apple MusicSpotifyTidalGoogle Play, Rhapsody and Microsoft Groove.

ABOUT SEATTLE SYMPHONY MEDIA:

Launched in 2014, Seattle Symphony Media is the Seattle Symphony’s independent in-house record label.  The Symphony has an extensive catalogue of nearly 150 recordings, which have brought forth 21 Grammy Award nominations throughout its history. Under the direction of Music Director Ludovic Morlot, and President & CEO Simon Woods, the Symphony's in-house record label features both “core repertoire” and some of the eclectic and contemporary programming for which the Seattle Symphony has become recognized. The label includes both studio recordings and performances captured live in concert, allowing the organization an unprecedented breadth of repertoire choices.

All recordings are made in the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall and engineered by the Grammy-nominated recording engineer Dmitriy Lipay. Using the Symphony’s own state-of-the-art in-house recording studio, recordings have been engineered to audiophile standards and aim to capture as realistically as possible the sound of the orchestra performing onstage with naturalistic imaging, depth of field and dynamic range. Distributed by Naxos of America, the recordings are available in both physical and digital formats from a variety of retailers. Digital content is available in stereo, “Mastered for iTunes,” 96k 24-bit high resolution and 5.1 surround sound.

ABOUT AUGUSTIN HADELICH

Constantly astonishing audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity and gorgeous tone, Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. His remarkable consistency throughout the repertoire, from Beethoven to Thomas Adès, is seldom encountered in a single artist.

Hadelich has performed with every major orchestra in the United States. Worldwide appearances include the BBC Philharmonic/Manchester, BBC Symphony/London, Bournemouth Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Netherlands Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony/Dublin, Stuttgart Radio Orchestra, NHK Symphony/Tokyo and the symphonies of São Paulo, Toronto and Vancouver. Festival appearances include Aspen, Blossom, Bravo! Vail Valley, Chautauqua, the Hollywood Bowl, Marlboro and Tanglewood.

The 2006 Gold Medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Hadelich is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009), a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011) and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012). A resident of New York City since 2004, Hadelich was born and raised in Italy. He plays on the 1723 “Ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

ABOUT LUDOVIC MORLOT

As the Seattle Symphony's Music Director, Ludovic Morlot has been received with extraordinary enthusiasm by musicians and audiences alike, who have praised him for his deeply musical interpretations, his innovative programming and his focus on community collaboration. From 2012 to 2014 Morlot was also Chief Conductor of La Monnaie, one of Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

In the U.S., Ludovic Morlot has conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony. Additionally, he has conducted the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.

Trained as a violinist, Morlot studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then at the Royal College of Music as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Morlot was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 in recognition of his significant contributions to music. He is Chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the University of Washington School of Music.

ABOUT THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY

The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received two Grammy Awards, 21 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.


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