Long Yu and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra - Gateways / WFMT: Featured New Release
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra may be China's oldest orchestra, but it is marking its 140th anniversary with a thrilling new beginning. Recently signed to Deutsche Grammophon, the SSO and Music Director Long Yu are launching a series of albums featuring works by major Chinese composers. Gateways, the first album, contains two works by Qigang Chen, as well as Rachmaninoff's vibrant Symphonic Dances and Kreisler's delightful Tambourin chinois. It features Maxim Vengerov as violin soloist.