Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 6 in A minor
"Tragic"

Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra
Glen Cortese, Conductor

Recorded in October 1998 at Riverside Church, New York City


Recording engineer: Jerry Bruck, Posthorn Recordings, NYC
Cover photo: Mark Brown
Total playing time: 76:22



About the Performers

Glen Cortese is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is currently Director of Orchestral Studies and Principal Conductor. He is also Music Director of the New York Chamber Sinfonia.

Mr. Cortese has appeared as guest conductor with the symphonies of Austin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Bangor, Meridian, Queens, New Amsterdam, the National Orchestral Association, the International Chamber Orchestra, the Belarus State Philharmonic, Noordhollands Philharmonische, and the Altenberg Landeskapelle Orchester.

A strong advocate of new music, he has conducted works in collaboration with Milton Babbitt, Elliot Carter, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Richard Danielpour, Peter Maxwell Davies, Lukas Foss, Hans Werner Henze, and Ralph Shapey. Mr. Cortese is also an acomplished composer and winner of numerous awards, including the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Joseph E. Bearns prize, and a CAPS Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.



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