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Guide to the Bamberg Symphony

« The Bamberg sound remains particularly noticeable in the unanimity and broad, rich beauty of the strings and the sublimely eloquent woodwinds, and the musical authority that lies in the roots of its history. Watching the Symphoniker in action was a thrilling sight, virtually every member leaning both literally and figuratively into their instruments – the double basses a particularly impressive sight – to make the music speak.. »
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BambergSeason Opening with Jakub Hrůša

Wagner, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

BambergJakub Hrůša conducts Wagner, Martinů und Brahms

Wagner, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

ErlangenJakub Hrůša conducts Wagner, Martinů und Brahms

Wagner, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

Bad WörishofenJakub Hrůša conducts Wagner, Martinů und Brahms

Wagner, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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Prom 2: Bohemian Rhapsody with the Bamberger Symphoniker

Jakub Hrůša © Chris Christodoulou
The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra bring a wonderfully bucolic programme of Czech music to The Proms.
****1
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From the Vltava to the Elbe: triumphant Bamberg in Hamburg

Albrecht Mayer © Harald Hoffmann
An outstanding account of Smetana's Ma vlást in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie was prefaced by Straussian oboe nostalgia courtesy of Albrecht Mayer. 
*****
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From the frozen North to Bohemia: the Bamberg Symphony

Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony © Andreas Herzau
Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony produce Brahms of glorious warmth; Hans Abrahamsen's Let me tell you displays Barbara Hannigan at her most virtuosic.
****1
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Hrůša's clarity of vision focuses Dvořák’s Requiem in Edinburgh

Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Jakub Hrůša leads a brilliant performace of Dvořák’s Requiem, but it doesn't completely dispel doubts about the work.
****1
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Jakub Hrůša on his move to Bamberg

Jakub Hrůša © Zbynek Maderyc
Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša did not have much time to bask in the glow of his appointment in early September as new Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.

The Fascinating history of Bamberg Symphony

Interview with the Bamberg Symphony's Intendant Marcus Rudolf Axt about its history - from its roots in Prague - and its unique sound.