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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads Mahler Symphony No. 8

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra along with a team of top-rank international soloists and massed choirs in a recording of Mahler’s monumental Eighth Symphony to mark the centenary of the United States premiere. The performances were held at Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and recorded by Deutsche Grammophon. “A century after its US premiere, it is still an event whenever an orchestra performs Mahler’s Eighth Symphony,” comments Nézet-Séguin. “We had the chance to reflect on what had happened in those hundred years and get back to the era, around the beginning of the twentieth century, when The Philadelphia Orchestra rose to the top by championing such iconic pieces.“
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