Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
The magazine Cicero counted the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra among the “climbers of the year” in the January 2014 issue, and in January 2009 the magazine Focus listed the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra among the ten leading symphony orchestras in Germany.
The Neue Zürcher Zeitung attributed the 2009 recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 , presented by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with its chief conductor at the time, Jonathan Nott , to an exceptional position among the recordings of this work. In a ranking by the French classic magazine “Classica”, the same CD landed in second place out of eight selected recordings. In addition, the said CD production was u. a. honored with the MIDEM Classical Award 2010 and the International Record Prize “Toblach Composing House” 2009.
In 2018 the orchestra was awarded the prize for the “Best Concert Program” of the 2017/18 season by the German Association of Music Publishers (DMV). The four-part CD series Brahms-Dvořák, from which the first CD with Brahms 4 and Dvorak 9 was released in 2018 under the direction of their current chief conductor Jakub Hrůša, has received critical acclaim as an "epochal event in the history of phonograms".
The Bamberg Symphony was founded in 1946 under the conditions of the post-war period by orchestra musicians who came to Bamberg in the course of the refugee movements from east to west and from German cities. The "core" of the orchestra was formed by former members of the German Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague , which gave its last concert on May 1, 1945 under its general music director Joseph Keilberth , in the immediate run-up to the Prague uprising and the end of the Second World War.
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, efforts had been made in Bamberg to found an orchestra; In 1946 the efforts of Anton Hergenröder and Peter Schneider concentrated . After the orchestra had been set up, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra made its first public appearance in March 1946, at that time under the name of the “Bamberg Tonkünstlerorchester”, in the Bamberg Central Hall. The musical direction of this concert was Bertil Wetzelsberger , General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. The Leonoren Overture No. 3, the Violin Concerto with the concertmaster Otto Büchner (1924–2008) as soloist and the Symphony No. 7 were performed as part of a Beethoven evening . The concert was hailed as an overwhelming event in the press: “An orchestra of such high quality could only be welcomed as a guest in Bamberg now and then. To have it here all the time as 'artistic property' seems almost like a gift from the muses ... An orchestra of big city rank ... is now handed over to the music lovers of our city. It is now up to them to prove themselves worthy of this unique fact and to secure the existence of the orchestra. "
A decisive personality, a key figure in the history of the Bamberg Symphony, was Joseph Keilberth. As general music director of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden and musical director of the Berlin State Opera , he conducted his first concert by the Bamberg Symphony on March 9, 1949. The program included works by Christoph Willibald Gluck , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Due to his previous work as chief conductor of the German Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague, he already knew a large part of the musicians who had formed the new ensemble in Bamberg. “A poignant reunion with the Prague residents. Very good orchestra ", he noted in his conducting diary about the first concert he conducted, which had a signal effect for the further development of the orchestra and was commented accordingly in the press:" What broke in hearts at this reunion became sound. The greatness of this hour tore the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra beyond itself ... J. Keilberth, visibly deeply moved, shared an unprecedented applause with the orchestra (including the Koeckert Quartet ), which played incomparably in all parts of the orchestra . "
In January 1950, Joseph Keilberth officially assumed the position of chief in Bamberg. His artistic work, his reputation and his consistent program design were of importance for the consolidation and national and international profile of the Bamberg Symphony, whose history is inextricably linked with his name. With him, the orchestra not only continued the old Prague tradition, but also the well-known guest conductors and soloists who accepted the invitations of the Bamberg Symphony, testify to the orchestra's growing fame, whose reputation quickly spread beyond Bamberg and Franconia. Joseph Keilberth held his position until his sudden death on July 20, 1968.
After the tragic event, Eugen Jochum took over artistic responsibility for the orchestra. Over a period of 40 years he has repeatedly stood at the podium of the Bamberg Symphony, not only in Germany and Europe, but also on extremely successful tours in Japan and the USA.
István Kertész - James Loughran - Horst Stein
In 1973 István Kertész was appointed the new chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, but died a few months before taking up office in a swimming accident. James Loughran (1979–1983) and Horst Stein followed in the ranks of chief conductors . The latter had already made his debut at the podium of the Bamberg Symphony in 1964. Horst Stein conducted the orchestra in a total of more than 500 concerts in Bamberg and beyond. He made his debut as chief conductor in September 1985 in a concert at the Waldsassen Abbey Basilica . He held his office until 1996. His appointment as honorary conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in March 1996 coincided with a "double" anniversary concert: his 450th appearance with the orchestra and the gala concert for the 50th anniversary of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. With Horst Stein, the orchestra made numerous recordings, including all of the symphonies by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms , as well as a large part of the works with orchestra by Max Reger . Together with Horst Stein, the Bamberg Symphony has traveled through Germany and the European music metropolises as well as several times to Asia and South America, but also to Egypt and Turkey. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra's first concert in Prague, the city of its historical roots, also took place in 1991 under his direction. In September 1993 Horst Stein conducted the opening concert in the newly built Bamberg Concert Hall with Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler , the “Symphony of a Thousand”.
From January 2000 Jonathan Nott was chief conductor in Bamberg and took over the legacy of his predecessors at the podium of the traditional ensemble with great success. With him a new profile of the orchestra began, which included an increased focus on the music of the 20th century and the present.
In October 2011 he stood at the podium of "his" orchestra for the 500th time in a special concert. "Together, I think they've created one of the most exciting partnerships in orchestral music," wrote the British Guardian about the Bavarian State Philharmonic and Jonathan Nott. In September 2011, Jonathan Nott extended his contract in Bamberg until 2016.
With the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott was a regular guest at all important festivals. In the summer of the “Wagner Year” 2013 he and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra were “orchestra in residence” of the Lucerne Festival and performed Richard Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen with an international star cast. In 2015 they returned and presented Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff . In 2007 the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra was “orchestra in residence” at the Lucerne Festival with Jonathan Nott as “artiste étoile”. In 2003 Jonathan Nott and the orchestra made their joint debut at the Edinburgh International Festival , where they performed again in 2005 and 2011 as “orchestra in residence”. With Jonathan Nott, the Bavarian State Philharmonic gave concerts at the Salzburg Festival (2004), the Beijing Music Festival (2008), the London Proms (2009/2013) and four times at New York's Lincoln Center and undertook extensive trips through Europe with concerts in Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Vienna, Luxembourg, London, Vienna and Berlin. Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra have made several guest appearances in Japan: In 2009 the third tour of Japan took place under Jonathan Nott - the 12th trip to Japan in the orchestra's history. In addition, they played in front of Pope Benedict XVI. in the Pontifical Summer Residence Castel Gandolfo on the occasion of the “1000 Years of the Diocese of Bamberg” and have also undertaken tours to China in recent years - most recently to the official New Year's Eve concert in 2013 - and South America.
In addition, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott were regular guests at important festivals and in major concert halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland such as the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden , the Konzerthaus Dortmund , the Philharmonie Essen , the Tonhalle Zürich , the Konzerthaus Vienna , the Herkulessaal Munich , the Beethovenfest Bonn , the Rheingau Music Festival or the Kissinger Sommer .
Under Jonathan Nott, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has made a name for itself in a wide variety of repertoire fields in the recent past. During Jonathan Nott's tenure, the focus was on the symphonies of Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, classical modernism around Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky , but also the work of György Ligeti . Works by Jörg Widmann , Wolfgang Rihm , Mark-Anthony Turnage and Bruno Mantovani were premiered or premiered in Germany in concerts by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott, and he was also responsible for concert performances of Beethoven's Fidelio and Richard Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen and Tristan und Isolde .
Most recently, Mahler's music in particular moved into the focus of the orchestra. The Bamberg Symphony has long been considered one of the leading Mahler orchestras worldwide. In 2013 they completed the CD cycle of all of Gustav Mahler's symphonies - a complete recording, the individual recordings of which have repeatedly been awarded prestigious prizes such as the MIDEM Classical Award or the International Record Prize “Dobbiaco Composing House”.
The joint discography of Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony also includes recordings of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 (first version 1873), Franz Schubert's Symphonies No. 1–8 plus contemporary works on the theme of “Schubert”, Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps and Symphony in three movements as well as Leoš Janáček's Sinfonietta , Taras Bulba and the suite from The Cunning Little Vixen .
All recordings were made in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk , with which the orchestra has had a close partnership since the 1950s. Countless concert recordings, studio productions and joint vinyl and CD recordings have been made since then.
Part of the extensive discography of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra are recordings of a whole series of great work cycles, including by Schubert, Brahms and Reger (Horst Stein), Schumann ( Christoph Eschenbach ), Mendelssohn ( Claus Peter Flor ), Raff ( Hans Stadlmair ), Strauss ( Karl Anton Rickenbacher ), Pfitzner ( Werner Andreas Albert ) and Hartmann ( Ingo Metzmacher ).
In autumn 2016 Jakub Hrůša succeeded Jonathan Nott and became the fifth chief conductor in the history of the Bamberg Symphony.
and thus became the fifth chief conductor in the history of the Bamberg Symphony. With him, a Czech is the orchestra's chief conductor for the first time and bridges the gap to the origins of the Bamberg Symphony.
Hrůša relies on the progressive development of the orchestra. On the one hand, he cultivates the unmistakable “Bohemian sound” and programmatically focuses on masterpieces of music history as well as on world premieres and discoveries. The first joint CD was released shortly after Hrůša took office in October 2016. Bedrich Smetana's “Má vlast” (My Fatherland) was released on the Tudor label.
Since then, the orchestra and conductor have been working on a Brahms-Dvořák edition, among other projects. The aim is to explore the German-Czech musical tradition. A symphony by Brahms and a symphony by Dvořák are juxtaposed with each new release of the project. The first CD with Brahms 4th Symphony and Dvořák's 9th Symphony was released in October 2018.
The album received numerous positive reviews not only in Germany but also internationally. Among other things, the BBC Music Magazine wrote about the recording: "The orchestral playing is absolutely first class, with a really distinctive solo wind and brass playing that fits the wonderful Central European warmth of the strings, and makes Hrůša's concept of the music absolutely convincing."
The second part of the Brahms - Dvořák Edition with the Bamberg Symphony under the direction of Jakub Hrůša was released on June 7, 2019 and includes the 3rd symphony by Brahms and the 8th symphony by Dvořák.
Under the direction of Jakub Hrůša, the orchestra has already been invited to numerous festivals and has played international tours. In August 2018 they performed Dvořák's Requiem at the Edinburgh International Festival and that same month made their debut at the prestigious Grafenegg Festival in Austria. The Bamberg Symphony made its debut under Jakub Hrůša with pieces from Smetana's “Má vlast” and Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77 together with the violinist Nikolaj Znaider . In 2018 they toured Scandinavia and played Dvořák, Martin and Brahms with Emily Howard in Koncerthuset Copenhagen and Koncerthuset in Gothenburg. They returned to Japan for the 15th time, for the first time under the direction of Jakub Hrůša. There they played Mahler 3 in the Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
In May 2019 the Bamberg Symphony opened the 74th Prague Spring Music Festival under the baton of their Czech chief conductor with the famous symphonic story “ Má vlast ” from their Bohemian homeland. This appearance was the beginning of her European tour with "Má vlast" and brought her to the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden , the Tonhalle Maag in Zurich, the congress in Innsbruck, the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura in Lugano, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Albert Hall in London for the BBC Proms .
The upcoming tours with chief conductor Jakub Hrůša in the 2019/2020 season include Spain, Poland and China. Hrůša will also be a member of the jury for the next edition of The Mahler Competition, which is now the most important conductor competition of its kind, which will take place in Bamberg for the sixth time in 2020.
In March 2006 Herbert Blomstedt was appointed honorary conductor of the Bamberg Symphony for life. He made his debut with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra in December 1982 and conducted his 100th concert with the orchestra on February 18, 2007. The first honorary conductor in the history of the orchestra was Eugen Jochum, in 1996 Horst Stein was awarded this title as the second conductor. Christoph Eschenbach has also been honorary conductor of the Bamberg Symphony since 2016. He made his debut as a piano soloist on October 1, 1965 with a guest performance by the orchestra in the Bayreuth Stadthalle, as a conductor for the first time in 1977.
Despite their long-term collaboration, Herbert Blomstedt and the orchestra only had the opportunity to publish a CD together in 2019. Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony has been published by Accentus Music and complements the very special connection between orchestra and conductor.
The guest conductors who have conducted the Bamberg Symphony to this day include Hans Knappertsbusch , Sir Georg Solti , Clemens Krauss , Ferdinand Leitner , Rudolf Kempe , Paul Hindemith , Günter Wand , Christoph Eschenbach , Christoph von Dohnányi , Witold Rowicki , Semjon Bytschkow , Kurt Sanderling , Witold Lutosławski , Krzysztof Penderecki , Ingo Metzmacher , Riccardo Chailly , Wolfgang Sawallisch , Mariss Jansons , Ádám Fischer , Iván Fischer and Giuseppe Sinopoli . This list is extended by outstanding conductors of the younger generation such as Gustavo Dudamel , Antonio Pappano , Paavo Järvi , Daniel Harding , Alan Gilbert and Andris Nelsons .
The Bamberg Symphony has been working closely with the British conductor Robin Ticciati since 2005 . From 2010 to 2013 he held the position of principal guest conductor. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has released two CDs with works by Johannes Brahms, a recording of Anton Bruckner's Mass in F minor and a recording of Antonín Dvořák's Symphony From the New World with him .
National and international concert activity
The orchestra gives concerts in the surrounding area and on tours. The second home of the Bamberg Symphony is the neighboring Schweinfurt , where they performed for the first time in 1946, the year they were founded, and where they will give their 500th concert in March 2019 in the theater of the city of Schweinfurt as part of a festive event. With the exception of Australia , the orchestra traveled to every continent in its history and was regarded for many years as the traveling orchestra in Germany. In 1949 the Bamberg Symphony was the first German orchestra to give concerts in France after the Second World War , followed by a trip to Spain and Portugal in 1950, and in 1954 the orchestra performed on its first American tour in Mexico and Havana . In total, the Bamberg Symphony has played over 6500 concerts in more than 60 countries and over 500 cities.
Bamberg Symphony Choir
In 1983 Rolf Beck founded the Bamberg Symphony Choir, which he has directed ever since. The choir's repertoire ranges from secular and sacred a cappella pieces to great vocal symphonic works from the past three centuries.
The sound of the Joseph Keilberth Hall was already optimized in 2008 by the Japanese acoustic designer Yasuhisa Toyota , as a result of which the stage structure was changed to a new, semicircular and ascending orchestral arrangement.
In 2003 the Bamberg Symphony was appointed to the Bavarian State Philharmonic . The Bamberg Symphony Foundation - Bavarian State Philharmonic Foundation is funded by grants from the Free State of Bavaria, the City of Bamberg, the Upper Franconian District and the Bamberg District.
Bamberg concert hall
From 1950 to 1993 the so-called “cultural space”, the former Dominican church with adjoining monastery, was the orchestra's domicile.
The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has been performing in the Bamberg Concert Hall built for them since 1993. In 2009 the concert hall underwent a comprehensive renovation and modernization based on an idea by designer Peter Schmidt . The orchestra's concert hall, the Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, and the foyer received a new color concept. This was accompanied by a spatial expansion of the foyer with two new glass extensions. The forecourt of the concert hall has also been redesigned, on which a sculpture by the artist Erwin Wortelkamp , commonly known as the “tuning fork”, has been placed.
Since 2004 the orchestra has been organizing "The Mahler Competition" in the Bamberg concert hall every three years. The conductor's competition, which is committed to the artistic credo and personality of its namesake Gustav Mahler, immediately established itself among the top ranks of comparable events. The last edition took place in May 2016. The repertoire of the competition, in accordance with its programmatic orientation, is always fed by the symphonies and the songs of Gustav Mahler, as well as from changing works from tradition to contemporary compositions.
The winner of the 1st competition in 2004 was the Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel , who started his world career from Bamberg. The South Korean Shi-Yeon Sung emerged as the winner of the 2nd competition in 2007 with a 2nd prize. At the 3rd competition in 2010 was Lette Ainārs Rubiķis with the 1st Prize. The 4th competition was won in 2013 by the Israeli Lahav Shani . Kahchun Wong from Singapore won the 5th competition in 2016 . From 381 applications, 14 participants were invited, including 3 conductors.
The jury of "The Mahler Competition" is chaired by Jonathan Nott (President of the Jury), Gustav Mahler's granddaughter Marina Mahler has been the patron of all previous events. The jury traditionally consists of conductors, composers, managers and an orchestra representative. Several composers who participated in the committee were also represented with their own work in the competition repertoire. The jury members included Ernest Fleischmann (2004/2007), Herbert Blomstedt (2007/2010), Esa-Pekka Salonen (2004), Magnus Lindberg (2004), Mark-Anthony Turnage (2007), Matthias Pintscher (2010) and Jonathan Mills (2010).
- Hans-Jürgen von Bose : Werther scenes. Ballet (1989)
- Friedrich Cerha : Bagatelle (2016, conductor: Jonathan Nott )
- Chaya Czernowin : Once I blinked nothing was the same / a large scale miniature (2015, conductor: Jonathan Nott)
- Moritz Eggert : Adagio - An Answered Question (1996, conductor: Horst Stein ); The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra go to a concert (Text: Paul Maar ) (2011, conductor: Jonathan Nott )
- Gottfried von Eine : Nachtstück (op. 29, 1962, conductor: Joseph Keilberth )
- Georg Friedrich Haas : encore (2016, conductor: Kah Chun Wong)
- Toshio Hosokawa : Hug. Light and Shadow (2016, conductor: Jakub Hrůša )
- York Höller : Departure (1989, conductor: Hans Zender )
- Simon Holt : an icicle of moon (2014, conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens )
- Rudolf Kelterborn : Symphony No. 4 (1987, conductor: Horst Stein)
- Horst Lohse : Bamberg Symphony (1986, conductor: Horst Stein); The Four Last Things (Quasi una Sinfonia da Requiem) (1997, conductor: Aldo Brizzi)
- Bruno Mantovani : With Expression (2003, conductor: Jonathan Nott); Time stretch (on Gesualdo) (2006, conductor: Jonathan Nott)
- David Matthews (* 1943): Nachtgesang (2016, conductor: Jérémie Rhorer)
- Wolfgang Rihm : Metamorphosis 4 (2008, conductor: Jonathan Nott)
- Thomas Daniel Schlee : Bis (2017, conductor: Manfred Honeck )
- Mauricio Sotelo (* 1961): Bruckner Nachklang (2014, conductor: Jonathan Nott)
- Erkki-Sven Tüür : Tormiloits (Incantation of Tempest) (2015, conductor: Jakub Hrůša)
- Mark-Anthony Turnage : Juno and The Torino Scale (from: Asteroids ) (2007, conductor: Jonathan Nott)
- Jörg Widmann : Lichtstudie I (2001, conductor: Christoph Poppen ), song for orchestra (2003, conductor: Jonathan Nott), The Hot Heart and Bamberger Marsch (2018, conductor: Jakub Hrůša)
- Walter Zimmermann : Äthermühle (2016, conductor: Kahchun Wong )
- Johannes Brahms: Nänie, song of the Parzen, alto rhapsody, song of fate . Conductor: Robin Ticciati, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Alto: Alice Coote. Tudor CD 7167 SACD Hybrid
- Johannes Brahms: Haydn Variations , Serenade No. 1 in D major op.11, Hungarian Dances No. 1, 3 & 10. Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Tudor CD 7183 SACD Hybrid
- Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, Violin Concerto No. 1, Romance for Violin and Orchestra. Conductor: Ion Marin, violin: Guy Braunstein. Tudor CD 7188 SACD Hybrid
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 ( Wagner Symphony , first version from 1873). Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7133 SACD Hybrid
- Anton Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor. Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Soprano: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, alto: Anke Vondung, tenor: Dominik Wortig, bass: Franz-Josef Selig, Bavarian Radio Choir. Tudor CD 7193 SACD Hybrid
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 ( Romantic version from 1878/1880). Conductor: Horst Stein. CD Eurodisc / BMG Ariola 257 873
- Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (version from 1890). Live recording from the NHK Hall Tokyo on September 15, 1982. Conductor: Eugen Jochum. CD Altus ALT 022/023 (2 CDs) and DVD Altus ALTDVD001
- Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 From the New World , American Suite. Conductor: Robin Ticciati. Tudor CD 7194 SACD Hybrid
- Petr Eben: Concerto for Organ and Orchestra No. 1 (Symphonia Gregoriana) . Conductor: Gabriel Feltz, organ: Gunther Rost. Oehms Classics OC 643
- Petr Eben: Landscapes of Patmos , Okna , Concerto for Organ and Orchestra No. 2. Conductor: Gabriel Feltz, Organ: Gunther Rost, Trumpet: Tine Thing Helseth, Drums: Babette Haag. Oehms Classics OC420
- Joseph Eybler, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Franz Krommer: Eybler and Krommer: Clarinet Concerts, Hummel: Introduction, Themes and Variations op. 102. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, Clarinet: Eduard Brunner. Tudor CD 782
- Alberto Ginastera: Concerto for violoncello and orchestra No. 1 op. 36, Concerto for violoncello and orchestra No. 2 op. 50. Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek, violoncello: Mark Kosower . Naxos 8.572372
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony No. 1 (attempt of a requiem) , Bohuslav Martinů: Memorial for Lidice , Luigi Nono: Canti di vita e d'amore , Arnold Schönberg: A survivor from Warsaw . Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 55424 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Adagio (Symphony No. 2) and Symphonie concertante (Symphony No. 5), Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in three movements . Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 56184 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony No. 3, Charles Ives: Robert Browning Overture . Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 55254 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony No. 4, Olivier Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum . Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 7 54916 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphony No. 6, Anton Webern: Six pieces for orchestra op. 6 (version from 1928), Alban Berg: Three orchestral pieces op. 6. Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 55612 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies No. 7 and No. 8. Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 56427 2
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Miserae and singing scene , Luigi Dallapiccola: Canti di liberazione . Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 56468 2
- Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Leopold Mozart, Johann Baptist Georg Neruda: Trumpet Concerts. Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens, trumpet: Gábor Tarkövi . Tudor CD 7169 SACD Hybrid
- Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba and Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7135 SACD Hybrid
- Paul Kletzki: Orchestral Variations op.20, Symphony No. 3 op.31 In memoriam . Conductor: Thomas Rösner. MIGROS 6272
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (The Titan) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7147 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection Symphony ) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott, soprano: Anne Schwanewilms, alto: Lioba Braun, Bamberger Symphoniker choir. Tudor CD 7158 SACD Hybrid (2 CDs)
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3. Conductor: Jonathan Nott, mezzo-soprano: Mihoko Fujimura. Tudor CD 7170 SACD Hybrid (2 CDs)
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4. Conductor: Jonathan Nott, soprano: Mojca Erdmann. Tudor CD 7151 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7126 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (Tragic) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7191 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 7. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7176 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott, soloists: Janina Baechle, Lioba Braun, Michaela Kaune, Marisol Montalvo, Manuela Uhl, Albert Dohmen, Michael Nagy, Stefan Vinke, Bamberg Symphony Choir, Czech Philharmonic Choir, Windsbach Boys Choir. Tudor CD 7192 SACD Hybrid
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7162 SACD Hybrid (2 CDs)
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Overtures: The Wedding of Camacho op.10, A Midsummer Night's Dream op.21, Sea Calm and Happy Voyage op.27, Ruy Blas op.95, Athalia op.74 and The Hebrides (Fingals Cave) op.26. Conductor: Claus Peter Flor. RCA Victor Red Seal 7905-2-RC
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 1: No. 12 in A major, K. 414, No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449, Rondo in D major, K. 382. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 72117 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 2: No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 80784 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerts Vol. 3: No. 19 in F major KV 459, No. 21 in C major KV 467. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 87147 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 4: No. 5 in D major KV 175, No. 6 in B major KV 238, No. 8 in C major KV 246 Lützow . Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 92772 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 5: No. 11 in F major, K. 413, No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 98337 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 6: No. 13 in C major, K. 415, No. 26, K. 537 Coronation Concert . Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 74321 98494 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 7: No. 17 in G major KV 453, No. 9 in E flat major KV 271 Jeunehomme . Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 82876 64008 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 8: No. 16 in D major KV 451, No. 24 in C minor KV 491. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 82876 64011 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 9: No. 15 in B flat major KV 450, No. 23 in A major KV 488. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 82876 64014 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 10: No. 25 in C major KV 503, No. 27 in B major KV 595, Rondo in A major KV 386. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 82876 64016 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos Vol. 1–10. Conductor: Frank Beermann, piano: Matthias Kirschnereit. ARTE NOVA CLASSICS 82876 82576 2
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphonies No. 33 and No. 36 (Linzer) . Conductor: Eugen Jochum. Eurodisc 610 278-231
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphonies No. 39 and No. 40. Conductor: Eugen Jochum. Orfeo C 045 901 A
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (Jupiter) and Masonic Funeral Music . Conductor: Eugen Jochum. Orfeo C 045 902 A
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Cello Concerts No. 1 & 2, Encounter , Duo op. 59. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Violoncello: Daniel Müller-Schott. Piano: Robert Kulek. Tudor CD 7121
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 1 (To the Fatherland) . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7099
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 2, Suite for Orchestra (From Thuringia) . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7102
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 3 (Im Walde) , Italian suite for orchestra. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7088
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 4 op. 4, overtures: Benedetto Marcello, Lady Kobold, Die Parole , concert overture op. 123. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7113
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 5 (Lenore) , Orchestra Suite No. 1 op. 101. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7077
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 6, Suite No. 2 (In the Hungarian way) . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7108
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 7 (In the Alps) , Chaconne, Evening (Rhapsody). Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7117
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 8 (Spring Sounds) , Symphony No. 10 (At Autumn Time) . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7127
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphony No. 9 (In Summer) , Symphony No. 11 (The Winter) . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7120
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Symphonies No. 1–11, 4 suites for orchestra, 4 overtures: Benedetto Marcello, Dame Kobold, Die Parole , Concert Overture, Chaconne, Rhapsody: Evenings . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 1600 9 CD box
- Joseph Joachim Raff: 4 Shakespeare overtures: The Tempest, Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair. Tudor CD 7128
- Joseph Joachim Raff: Violin Concertos No. 1 & 2, Cavatina, Hungarian (à la Hongroise). Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, violin: Michaela Paetsch Neftel. Tudor CD 7086
- Camille Saint-Saëns: Suite for violoncello and orchestra op. 16, Romance op. 36; Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104. Conductor: Sebastian Tewinkel, Violoncello: Maximilian Hornung. Sony 88697749252
- Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 1, No. 3 and No. 7 (unfinished) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7141 SACD Hybrid
- Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 2 and No. 4 (tragic) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7142 SACD Hybrid
- Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6 (minor in C major) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7143 SACD Hybrid
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Major in C major) . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7144 SACD Hybrid
- Schubert Dialog: Jörg Widmann: Lied for Orchestra, Wolfgang Rihm: Apparition , Bruno Mantovani: With Expression , Dieter Schnebel: Schubert Fantasy . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7132
- Schubert Epilogue: Luciano Berio: Rendering , Aribert Reimann: Metamorphoses , Hans Werner Henze: Der Erlkönig , Kurt Schwertsik: Epilogue to “Rosamunde” , Hans Zender: Schubert Choirs 1-4 . Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7131
- Franz Schubert: Symphonies No. 1–8, dialogue, epilogue. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 1610 SACD, 6 CD-Box Limited Edition
- Franz Schubert: The 8 symphonies. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 1660 SACD Hybrid 4 CD box
- Clara Schumann: Piano Concertos Op. 7, Piano Trio Op. 17, Romances Op. 22. Conductor: Joseph Silverstein, Piano: Veronica Jochum, Violin: Joseph Silverstein, Violoncello: Colin Carr. Tudor CD 788
- Robert Schumann: Works for piano and orchestra. Conductor: Marc Andreae, piano: Gerhard Oppitz. Tudor CD 7181 SACD Hybrid
- Robert Schumann: Symphonies No. 1–4. Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach. Virgin Classics 7243 5 61 884 2 6
- Bedřich Smetana: The Bartered Bride . Conductor: Rudolf Kempe. With Fritz Wunderlich and others EMI 3818722
- Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast . Conductor: Jakub Hrůša. Tudor CD 7196 SACD Hybrid
- Hans Sommer: Sapphos Gesänge op. 6, orchestral songs (Dahn / Goethe). Conductor: Sebastian Weigle, mezzo-soprano: Elisabeth Kulman, baritone: Bo Skovhus, Tudor CD 7178 SACD Hybrid.
- Louis Spohr: Clarinet Concerts No. 3 & 4, Potpourri Op. 80. Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, Clarinet: Eduard Brunner. Tudor CD 7043
- Louis Spohr: Clarinet Concerts No. 1 & 2, Alruna Variations . Conductor: Hans Stadlmair, clarinet: Eduard Brunner. Tudor CD 7009
- Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's funny pranks , waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier, Don Juan . Conductor: Eugen Jochum. BMG 74321 21287 2
- Igor Stravinsky: Le sacre du Printemps , symphony in three movements. Conductor: Jonathan Nott. Tudor CD 7145 SACD Hybrid
- Richard Wagner: Opera excerpts. Conductor: Jonathan Nott, tenor: Klaus Florian Vogt, soprano: Camilla Nylund. SONY 88725471692
- Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerts 1 & 2, Concertino. Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc, clarinet: Karl-Heinz Steffens. Tudor CD 7159 SACD Hybrid
- Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 3 op. 69 for organ and orchestra, Symphony VII for organ solo op. 42 No. 3. Conductor: Stefan Solyom, organ: Christian Schmitt. cpo 777 678-2
- ECHO Klassik Award 1996 in the category “Music of the 20th Century”. Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Symphonies No. 1–8 among others, conductor: Ingo Metzmacher. EMI 5 56911 2 (3 CDs)
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