Andris Nelsons to record with Boston Symphony, Vienna Phil, and Gewandhaus in new deal with DG

Posted on: May 20, 2016

“Deutsche Grammophon has signed Andris Nelsons to an exclusive contract for three major projects with three of the world’s highest profile orchestras,” writes Susan Elliott in on Thursday (5/19). With the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where he is music director, Nelsons “will record the complete symphonies of Shostakovich, live, plus the opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District…With the [Leipzig] Gewandhausorchester, of which he is music director designate (he takes over in 2018), he will record Bruckner’s Third Symphony later this month when he is on the orchestra’s podium…With the Vienna Philharmonic, with whom he has been affiliated on tour and in concert since 2010, he will record the Beethoven Symphony cycle live, already started in January with the Third and to be continued in March of 2017 with No. 6. The Latvian conductor, still three years shy of 40, said of the news, understandably, ‘I could not be happier—it is both a dream and an honor.’ ” Nelsons and the Boston Symphony will continue to release recordings on the orchestra’s own label, BSO Classics, and on Google Play Music’s Classical Live.

In photo: Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons at Symphony Hall. Photographer: Marco Borggreve

Posted May 20, 2016