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Joshua Hopkins  

baritone

Winner of the 2006 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the Verbier Festival Academy's 2008 Prix d'Honneur, Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins has been hailed for his virile and vigorous yet velvety sound and an immediately evident dramatic authority. He has performed a wide range of operatic repertoire for The Metropolitan Opera as well as Dallas Opera, Glyndebourne, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, and his symphonic collaborations have included The Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy. Mr. Hopkins is committed to the art of song, giving solo recitals at New York's Carnegie Hall and under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation, Gilmore Festival, Toronto's Aldeburgh Connection, and Vancouver Recital Society. He gave the world premiere of Michael Tilson Thomas's Rilke Songs at Carnegie Hall and released Let Beauty Awake - featuring songs by Barber, Bowles, Glick, and Vaughan Williams - on the ATMA Classique label.

Additional performance and career information may be found at www.joshuahopkins.com.

Live Dates

01/07/2013   Enjoy the Music

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"If you don’t know these works, these thrilling, gorgeous-sounding performances will provide the perfect introduction. Those already addicted to Nielsen will also find much to enjoy here. Gilbert’s freshness and vitality will make you fall in love with these works all over again."
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18/06/2013   BBC Music Magazine

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"An immensely promising start to what could well prove a landmark cycle"
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23/05/2013   Ritmo

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Sonido espectacular, especialmente transparente, gracias a los ingenieros de Dacapo, y al formato SACD. Más que recomendable."
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04/03/2013   Fanfare

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"A mightily impressive recording."
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01/03/2013   Diapason

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"Toute l'oeuvre semble fluide, ailée, malgré son écriture capricieuse."
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28/01/2013   American Record Guide

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"I would not be without this newcomer from New York."
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28/01/2013   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"This is a disc to have and to hold from this day forth."
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08/01/2013   Minnesota Public Radio

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"There's something about his music — the lushness of the sound, the expansive quality that I think is appropriate for the music, the precision, frankly, that's required." (Alan Gilbert)
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01/12/2012   Berlingske Tidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
Berlingske - Årets Bedste 2012. "Forbløffende god indføling med fynboens kringlede melodier."
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22/11/2012   Aarhus Stiftstidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"New York’erne er forrygende velspillende og klangligt medrivende."
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14/11/2012   Sydsvenskan

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/5 Stars

"New Yorks filharmoniker hittar alla de rätta temperamenten.", "Medryckande!"
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03/11/2012   SPIEGEL online

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Strömt mit üppiger Klangfülle, spült über Grenzen klassischer Harmonik hinweg und kitzelt die Hörer mit vielfarbiger Instrumentierung."
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01/11/2012   OPUS

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Stars

"Gilbert lyckas som få att både förmedla en internationell Nielsen och bevara danskheten."
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23/10/2012   allmusic.com

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
4/5 Stars

"With Dacapo's typically clear sound, this is a fine addition to symphonic libraries"
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20/10/2012   Berlingske Tidende

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"Mødet mellem amerikanernes ældste orkester og danskernes største komponist er en stjernestund fra ende til anden."
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19/10/2012   Weekendavisen

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"New York Philharmonics indspilninger af Carl Nielsens symfonier og koncerter er en åbenbaring."
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14/10/2012   Jyllands-Posten

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Stars

"Suveræne newyorkere får Nielsen til at stråle".
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12/10/2012   MusicWeb International

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
RECORDING OF THE MONTH - "It’s one of the finest CDs ever produced … period."
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11/10/2012   Audiophile Audition

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"These symphonies are two of the greatest that the twentieth century has to offer.", "Gilbert’s performance is magnificent."
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10/10/2012   Kristeligt Dagblad

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
6/6 Stars

"Mageløst nærværende Carl Nielsen"
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10/10/2012   Politiken

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
5/6 Hjerter

"Der er så meget knald på Alan Gilberts amerikanske Nielsenprojekt, at man sidder med håret blæst helt tilbage (...) spillet er muskuløst og rent ud sagt pissehamrende flot".
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10/10/2012   Cinemusical

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
4/4 Stars

"The relaxed atmosphere of these performances brings an almost innate joy in the music making that result in fabulous performances."
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10/10/2012   Information

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"Alan Gilberts Nielsen-odysse har lagt fra land med ikke så lidt selvbevidsthed, erobringslyst og friske øjne. Det bliver selvsagt spændende at følge den videre færd".
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30/09/2012   Classicstoday.com

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
Artistic Quality: 10 - Sound Quality: 10 - "The New York Philharmonic is a powerhouse orchestra, Nielsen is a powerhouse symphonist, and Alan Gilbert revels in the music’s energy and dynamism."
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25/09/2012   Crescenta Valley Weekly

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"A remarkable recording sonically and interpretively – and a magnificent testament to the talents of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic."
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25/09/2012   BBC Music Review

Carl Nielsen: Symphonies 2 and 3
"These are rich and hugely enjoyable performances."
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Photo: Marty Umans

Discography

Symphonies 2 and 3
Symphonies 2 and 3
Carl Nielsen

SACD 6.220623 (2012)

An explosive beginning to the New York Philharmonic’s sensational new series of all Carl Nielsen’s symphonies and solo concertos!


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