According to the jury, this CD is an “exemplary recording” of this piece: “The voluptuous richness of sound of the Rotterdam Philharmonic can be felt throughout, from the various solo moments to the ecstatic climax at the end.”
George Wiegel, general manager of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, is proud of this prestigious prize. “The Edison Classical 2015 award is an acknowledgement of our international quality, especially in the context of the reputation and quality of the other nominees,” he says. “Yannick Nézet-Séguin has taken along both the orchestra and the Dutch Radio Choir in his unique interpretation of this composition. As the jury writes, Yannick approaches this piece more as a symphony than as a ballet. This has led to an extraordinary recording.”
Yannick Nézet-Séguin will return to Rotterdam in February 2016.