Conductor Jaap Van Zweden has recently been named as the next conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. This recording, however, is Maestro Van Zweeden’s most recent recording with his current orchestra, the Dallas Symphony.
Performed by Kelley O’Connor (mezzo-soprano), with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Women of the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
The recording is the seventh by Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony available on the DSO Live label.
Of the performance, Scott Cantrell of The Dallas Morning News said, “Jaap van Zweden commanded the piece both intellectually and viscerally, and the orchestra played stunningly… The finale was sheer magic”.
Here is Claudio Abbado conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in the Symphony number 3 by Gustav Mahler: