LA Phil vs NY Phil: which plays the bigger range of music?main
Doug Schwalbe has prepared a rundown of works played by the two orchestras over four seasons. Here’s what they programmed:
17th-century composers: LA Phil 5.07% NY Phil 3.17%
18th century composers: LA Phil 20.36% NY Phil 17.97%
19th century composers: LA Phil 51.05% NY Phil 60.80%
Modern composers: LA Phil 12.43% NY Phil 8.75%
Post-Modern composers: LA Phil 11.09% NY Phil 9.31%
In every department except mainstream 19th century, Dudamel’s LA Phil outplayed Alan Gilbert’s New York Philharmonic for breadth and adventure.
Both orchestras played Mozart more than any other composer, with Beethoven in second place.
Mahler came sixth in LA and 10th in New York.
Dvorak is 4th in NY, 14th in LA.