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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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BambergBenefizkonzert mit Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti und Rolando Villazón

»Romeo, Julia und Don Quixote« – Arien und Duette nach literarischen Vorlagen:
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Olga Peretyatko; Rolando Villazón

BambergJakub Hrůša dirigiert Dvořák, Lundquist & Brahms

Dvořák, Lundquist, Brahms, Glanert
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Heiko Triebener

PragueJakub Hrůša dirigiert Smetana

Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country)
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša

Baden-BadenJakub Hrůša dirigiert Smetana

Smetana: Má Vlast (My Country)
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša
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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

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