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October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Portraits of the Maestro: An Evening with José Serebrier
Books & Books presents …
An Evening with José Serebrier
with special guest Nestor Torres
by Michael Faure (Amadeus, $50)
Friday, October 29, 7 PM ET
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Live musical performances by Nestor Torres and Gabriel Goñí and Ecos Del Mar chorus directed by Giselle Rios!
About the Book:
With more than three hundred recordings to his name and multiple GRAMMY nominations, Jos Serebrier is one of the busiest and most successful conductors around. Admired across the globe, he has proven for several decades that he is not only one of the most original composers, but that he is also a major conductor for our times, one which the legendary Leopold Stokowski has called the greatest master of orchestral balance. This book recounts his artistic journey and shares his many fascinating stories about encounters with famous personalities, past and present, in the classical music world. The product of several years of conversations, his comments have been collected and annotated. They are accompanied by an updated and complete discography, a list of his published compositions, and critical observations by major music historians.
About the Music:
Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Gnessin Percussion Ensemble, Ilia Melikhov (Director), Nadia Shpachenko (piano), Nestor Torres (flute), Gabriel Goñí (flute), Sara Cutler (harp), Solène Le Van (soprano)
Reference Recordings is proud to present new recordings of a compendium of nine works of José Serebrier, including four World Premières and the first digital recording of his dramatic Symphony for Percussion, performed by the Gnessin Percussion Ensemble of Moscow.
GRAMMY®-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier is one of the most-recorded classical artists in history. Born in 1938 in Uruguay of Russian and Polish parents, he has conducted most of the major orchestras around the world. He now has well over three hundred releases and multiple international awards. His projects have received thirty-seven GRAMMY® and LATIN GRAMMY® nominations in recent years. His published compositions, many of them written at an early age, number over one hundred. Reference Recordings has three previous albums with Maestro Serebrier. The works on this new album use a variety of musical ensembles ranging from solo piano and a percussion ensemble, to full orchestra playing tangos, flute concerti and a harp concerto written throughout the span of his long career. The earliest here is his 1957 Piano Sonata (World Première recording) performed by GRAMMY®-winning pianist Nadia Shpachenko, and the most recent is the title track Last Tango Before Sunrise, which he wrote in 2018 and recorded in Spain in 2019, conducting the Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra.
This album was produced by Julio Bagué and Mary Megan Peer for Peer-Southern Productions who are the main publishers of Josè Serebrier’s music, including all the compositions on this album. Reference Recordings is grateful for their support in making this recording possible.