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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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FürthMozart, Haydn, Beethoven

Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
Bamberg Symphony; Andrea Marcon; Andrei Godik

SchweinfurtMozart, Haydn, Beethoven

Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
Bamberg Symphony; Andrea Marcon; Andrei Godik

BambergMozart, Haydn, Beethoven

Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven
Bamberg Symphony; Andrea Marcon; Andrei Godik

BambergMartin Fröst: Retrotopia

Mozart, Beethoven, Borisova-Ollas, Fröst, Nordin
Bamberg Symphony; Martin Fröst
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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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Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical
Christian Gerhaher’s experience in a role he knows well rescued an evening of mitigated pleasures.
***11
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Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

Ray Chen, Christoph Eschenbach and the Bamberg Symphony © Reed Hutchinson
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. 
****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

View of Bamberg from Geyerswörth zum Dom © Peter Eberts
Interview with the Bamberg Symphony's Intendant Marcus Rudolf Axt about its history - from its roots in Prague - and its unique sound.