Performer: Gothenburg Symphony

Biography

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Göteborgs Symfoniker) was founded in 1905, and now numbers 109 players. The orchestra gives around 100 concerts annually in the Gothenburg Concert Hall, renowned for its fine architecture and excellent acoustics. In recognition of the orchestra’s role as an ambassador of Swedish music, as well as its high artistic level, the GSO was appointed to The National Orchestra of Sweden in 1997.

Among the orchestra’s previous Principal Conductors are Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's leadership from 1982 to 2004, the orchestra became a major international force, touring around the world and making celebrated recordings. Gustavo Dudamel continued that successful journey as Principal Conductor 2007-2012, and is now Honorary Conductor. Principal Guest Conductor designate is Kent Nagano.

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GothenburgAn Extraordinary Trio

Ravel, Saariaho, Bax, Takemitsu, Debussy
Musicians from Gothenburg Symphony; Håvard Lysebo; Tuula Fleivik Nurmo; Erik Groenestein-Hendriks

GothenburgRelaxed Performance

Musicians from Gothenburg Symphony

GothenburgSinging with Tilling

Mahler, Beethoven
Gothenburg Symphony; Susanna Mälkki; Camilla Tilling

GothenburgTurangalîla-symphonie

Messiaen: Turangalîla-symphonie
Gothenburg Symphony; Kent Nagano; Valérie Hartmann-Claverie; Gilles Vonsattel

GothenburgVerdi's Requiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Gothenburg Symphony; Roberto Rizzi-Brignoli; Gothenburg Symphony Choir; Marita Solberg; Tuija Knihtilä; Merunas Vitulskis
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Rouvali brings Kullervo to Gothenburg

Sibelius' Kalevala-inspired epic is given the full treatment by the Orphei Drängar choir and the Gothenburg Symphony in Santtu-Matias Rouvali's inaugural concert as Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony.
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A majestic Boris Godunov in Stockholm

The Stockholm Concert Hall hosts the Göteborg Symphonic Orchestra and Opera Chorus for a concert performance of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.
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Songs from the heart

Antonello Manacorda, the Gothenburg Symphony and Lisa Larsson show that the most beautiful route from Germany to America is the one via Sweden.
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A mesmeric Mahler Sixth in Gothenburg

In Jukka-Pekka Saraste's hands, Mahler's Sixth Symphony is an unrelenting work which left the audience gasping for air at its stunning conclusion.
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Beethovens Fünfte: schlicht und groß

Unter der Leitung von David Afkham spielten die Göteborger Symphoniker eine kluge und transparente Aufführung von Beethovens Fünfter Symphonie.
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