Hamburg Bach Orchestra

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Hamburg Bach Orchestra 1985 in the Hamburg Music Hall

The Hamburg Bach Orchestra , a primarily a performance of works by Johann Sebastian Bach widmendes Orchestra in Hamburg , was in 1957 by Robert Stehli founded.

In Hamburg it gave concerts regularly in the music hall , and guest tours took the Hamburg Bach Orchestra to West Germany as well as Great Britain and Scandinavia . In 1960 the orchestra was merged with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Hamburg Chamber Orchestra . This new establishment, led by Robert Stehli and Gabor Ötvös, initially operated as the United Hamburg Orchestra , later it was renamed the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra .

The name Hamburg Chamber Orchestra was continued in a smaller line-up. For the Bach year 1985 the Hamburg Bach Orchestra was revived. The conductor was Axel Bergstedt . He shifted the focus of the performances of cantatas and oratorios from the Baroque period . The orchestra had its heyday from 1987 to 1993 , when the Dutch violinist Radboud Oomens was concertmaster. Due to financial difficulties, the performances became less frequent in the 1990s. Bergstedt resigned in 1998 , and the conductor Clemens Bergemann , appointed by the Hamburg Bach Society , put the orchestra on hold and brought the concert choir of the Hamburg Bach Orchestra together with the Hamburg Philharmonia Choir.

Individual evidence

  1. Short biography about Robert Stehli
  2. Gabor Ötvös short biography
  3. Homepage of Radboud Oomens

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