Nimbus NI 6181
Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1 and 2 – London Symphony Orchestra, Yondani Butt
Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Yondani Butt has recorded and performed in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. He has conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra in Japan, and Het Gelders Orkest, amongst many others. Yondani Butt received a 1995 MRA Award in the Symphony Category for his recording of Glazunov’s Sixth Symphony. He had won the same Award in 1986 for a recording of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Third Symphony. His disc of Glazunov’s Third Symphony is recognised by the Glazunov Society as ‘definitive’ and earned him the title Honorary Patron of the Society.
‘These performances invite comparisons with entries by Furtwängler, Böhm, Szell, Karajan rather than figures of lesser stature.’
American Record Guide
‘Butt performs with brilliant imagination and dramatic command.’
Music and Musicians
‘Yondani Butt conducts with much verve and accurate colour.’
The Financial Times, UK
"...Yondani Butt creates distinctive interpretations of the first two Schumann symphonies..."
Michael Greenhalgh - MusicWeb-International.com - July 2012