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De Doelen: Grote Zaal
|A new world from the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Nézet-Séguin at the Gergiev Festival|
|Aaron Copland was one of the most important American composers of the last century. The inclusion of his Clarinet Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 made this program one inspired by the US. The theme of this year’s Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival, Sea & You, of course suits this beautifully – after all, we hear the skyscrapers coming up from the sea in Dvořák’s symphony. Above all, both pieces signify a new world, or “Your New World”, as the concert’s program would have it.
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