National Youth Orchestra of the USA, Daniel Harding, Alisa Weilerstein

Elgar & Mahler
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In 2019, the National Youth Orchestra of the USA made its debut at the Young Euro Classic under Antonio Pappano’s baton, leaving no doubt in anyone’s mind that it is quickly rising to the ranks of the world’s leading youth orchestras. This summer, the young musicians from all over the USA  from Alaska to California, Texas and New York  return to Berlin to open the festival – and once again, their motto is “Think Big!”: Mahler’s expansive and stirring Fifth Symphony, with the famous Adagietto at its heart, is a wonderful way of showing off a full range of orchestral qualities. Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto also delves deep into emotions – the brilliant US-American cellist Alisa Weilerstein takes center stage in this riveting work.

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recorded at 08/05/2022, 08:15pm (CEST)
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Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto E minor Op. 85
  • I. Adagio – Moderato
  • II. Lento – Allegro molto
  • III. Adagio
  • IV. Allegro – Moderato – Allegro, ma non troppo – Poco più lento
  • Encore: J.S. Bach - Sarabande from Suite No. 3
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 C-sharp minor
  • I. Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt
  • II. Stürmisch bewegt. Mit größter Vehemenz
  • III. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
  • IV. Adagietto. Sehr langsam
  • V. Rondo-Finale. Allegro – Allegro giocoso
  • Encore: John Williams - Adventures on Earth (from the movie E.T.)