In November of 2019 the National Symphony Orchestra announced the introduction of its new, self-produced record label. This debut album features two composers who contributed greatly to the tapestry of American music. America’s vastness and diversity are portrayed in these two iconic works by Antonín Dvorák and Aaron Copland. In many ways, these works are important parts of the foundation on which the American sound has continued to be built over the decades. The Orchestra’s new label, presented in partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra’s label, LSO Live, uses high-definition technology for live recordings from the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
National Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Copland, Suite from Billy the Kid
Antonin Dvořák, Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World"