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New York Philharmonic

The world-renowned New York Philharmonic is America's oldest symphony orchestra, continuing to maintain high standards in the performance of new and old music into its second century.

Beginning in the 1820s, there were several attempts to found an orchestra in the city, the more successful of which were the Philharmonic Symphony Society (established in 1842) and the New York Symphony (established in 1878). The Philharmonic had a reputation for conservatism and high standards, hiring primarily European conductors, such as Gustav Mahler. The Symphony seemed more ambitious and interested in new music. It received patronage from Andrew Carnegie, enabling the building of Carnegie Hall (1891), with an inaugural concert led by Walter Damrosch and Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky. The Philharmonic Society finally merged with the Symphony in 1928, during the tenure of Arturo Toscanini, who helped it establish its world-class reputation through international tours.

Many great conductors would follow, among them: John Barbirolli, Bruno Walter, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, and Lorin Maazel. Under Bernstein, the orchestra's reputation blossomed in new ways. Bernstein brought a youthful excitement to the music, engaging new audience members, particularly through television appearances. The advent of stereo recording allowed the New York Philharmonic to re-record much of the standard canon. It also got a new performance venue: Avery Fisher (originally Philharmonic) Hall at Lincoln Center.

Since Bernstein's retirement, many of the New York Philharmonic's directors have had to deal with threats to its standing among the world's great orchestras: competition on stages and on records from other strong American orchestras; internal and external economic difficulties; and balancing the traditional with new music in a way that satisfies its core audience.

As of the 2009-2010 season, the New York Philharmonic's music director has been Alan Gilbert, its first New York-born conductor and son of two of the orchestra's musicians. Just the year before, the orchestra and Lorin Maazel performed a historic concert in Pyongyang, North Korea, the first significant cultural visit by an American organization to the country since the '50s. In 2010, renovations began on Avery Fisher Hall to improve and update its acoustics.

The Philharmonic traces its recording history back to 1917, counting over 2,000 releases total, many of them award winners, and with hundreds of them available at any given time. As many other orchestras have done, it has created its own label, releasing live concert recordings physically and digitally, as well as offering podcasts and other new media. ~ Patsy Morita, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Opera Overtures

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Title: Le Nozze Di Figaro (The Marriage Of Figaro), Opera, K. 492
Composer: Otto Nicolai
Title: Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor, Opera
Composer: Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
Title: Donna Diana, Overture To The Opera
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Title: Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Overture To The Operetta (RV 503-1)
Composer: Ambroise Thomas
Title: Mignon, Opera In 3 Acts
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Title: Der Freischütz, Overture To The Opera
Title: Euryanthe, Opera, J. 291, (Op. 81)
Title: Oberon, Overture To The Opera
Composer: Bedrich Smetana
Title: Prodaná Nevesta (The Bartered Bride), Overture To The Opera
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Track List: American Masters: Harris, Thompson, Diamond

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Track List: Bernstein: Symphony No. 2; Serenade after Plato's Symposium

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Track List: Handel: Water Music (Complete); Music for the Royal Fireworks

Title: Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348
Title: Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349
Title: Water Music Suite No.3 For Orchestra In G Major, Hwv 350
Title: Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349
Title: Water Music Suite No.3 For Orchestra In G Major, Hwv 350
Title: Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349
Title: Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351
Title: Berenice, Regina D'egitto, Opera, Hwv 38
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Track List: Mahler: Symphonie No. 7

Disc 1
Title: Symphony No. 7 In E Minor ("Song Of The Night")
Disc 2
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Track List: Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition & Night On Bald Mountain

Title: Pictures At An Exhibition (Kartinki S Vïstavski), For Orchestra, Orchestrated By Ravel
Title: Night On Bald Mountain (Noch' Na Lïsoy Gore), Symphonic Poem, Edited By Rimsky-Korsakov
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Track List: Tchaikovsky: The Nutracker Suite; Swan Lake

Title: Nutcracker, Suite From The Ballet, Op. 71a
Title: The Swan Lake, Ballet, Op. 20
Title: The Sleeping Beauty, ballet, Op. 66
Title: Eugene Onegin, Opera, Op. 24

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