Guide to the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

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Jakub Hrůša on his move to Bamberg

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.
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SchweinfurtAlondra de la Parra dirigiert Schostakowitsch und Tschaikowsky

Messiaen, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Howard
Christoph Ess; Alondra de la Parra; Gautier Capuçon; Bamberger Symphoniker

BambergAlondra de la Parra dirigiert Schostakowitsch und Tschaikowsky

Messiaen, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Howard
Christoph Ess; Alondra de la Parra; Gautier Capuçon; Bamberger Symphoniker

BambergBertrand de Billy dirigiert Beethoven, Chausson und Ravel

Beethoven, Chausson, Ravel
Bamberger Symphoniker; Bertrand de Billy; Julie Boulianne

ErlangenBertrand de Billy dirigiert Beethoven, Chausson und Ravel

Beethoven, Chausson, Ravel
Bamberger Symphoniker; Bertrand de Billy; Julie Boulianne

SchweinfurtBertrand de Billy dirigiert Beethoven, Chausson und Ravel

Beethoven, Chausson, Ravel
Bamberger Symphoniker; Bertrand de Billy; Julie Boulianne

FürthLisa Batiashvili spielt Dvořák

Rihm, Dvořák, Shostakovich, André
Bamberger Symphoniker; Ingo Metzmacher; Lisa Batiashvili
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Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

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. 
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Dawning of the Raybaes at Carnegie Hall

Joining Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the musicians of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for a tour across the United States, Chen headlined a pops concert of Austro-German music, complete with a riveting interpretation of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and an sufficient performance of Mahler’s Fifth.
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Exquisite Beethoven from the Bamberg Symphony

The Bamberg Symphony and Akiko Suwanai's delivery of arguably one of the most challenging and beautiful violin masterpieces was simply ecstatic. 
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Prom 5: Helmut Lachenmann vs. Gustav Mahler with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

The fifth Prom of the 2013 season welcomed Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra to the Royal Albert Hall, with the Arditti String Quartet as soloists. Nott and his orchestra became an award-winning partnership in 2010, winning the MIDEM Award for their recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.
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Unfinished Business: The Bamberg Symphony at Lincoln Center, Part Two

After an impressive Sunday afternoon of Webern, Schubert, and Brahms, the Bamberg Symphony outdid themselves Monday evening in repertoire by Beethoven and Ives, and another Schubert symphony. Christian Zacharias again joined Maestro Jonathan Nott, this time for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 4.
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Vienna New and Old: The Bamberg Symphony at Lincoln Center

The Bamberg Symphony played the first of their two concerts at Lincoln Center on Sunday. The program had something of a Viennese bent, with works by Anton Webern (of the Second Viennese School), Schubert (the first of the great Romantics to call the city home), and Brahms (who lived there most of his life).
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