Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Weill's
Symphonies No. 1 and 2.
Producer Andrew Walton,
conductor Marin Alsop, and engineer Mike Clements collaborate to create
a fantastic recording.
Marin Alsop Records Weill's
ENGLAND - On January 13 and 14, the Poole Arts Centre played host to a
recording session featuring its own Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Marin Alsop. The BSO, led by Alsop, recorded Kurt
Weill's Symphony No. 1, "Berliner Symphony," and Symphony No. 2.
Weill's first symphony, composed when he was 21, is an early work
written before the composer had completed his studies in counterpoint
with Philipp Jarnach. The more sophisticated Symphony No. 2 may
be one of Weill's most acclaimed works; it was composed in 1933, the
year of Weill's flight from Germany and the Nazi regime.
Complementing Alsop and the BSO in the recording process were producer
Andrew Walton from K&A Productions and engineer Mike
Clements. The disc follows the triumphal debut of Marin Alsop's
first disc with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein's