Guide to the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

« 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.. »
Laurence VittesBachtrack, February 2017
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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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ZürichHaydn, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn

Haydn, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn
Bamberger Symphoniker; Christoph Eschenbach; Pablo Ferrández; Dmitry Masleev

MunichBerg, Schubert, Brahms

Berg, Schubert, Brahms
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Christian Gerhaher

BambergBeethoven

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Nicola Proksch; Markéta Cukrová; Steve Davislim; Jan Martiník

SchweinfurtBach, Penderecki, Mendelssohn

Bach, Penderecki, Mendelssohn
Bamberger Symphoniker; Lahav Shani; Bart Vandenbogaerde; Ilian Garnetz

BambergBach, Penderecki, Mendelssohn

Bach, Penderecki, Mendelssohn
Bamberger Symphoniker; Lahav Shani; Bart Vandenbogaerde; Ilian Garnetz

BambergMozart, Bartók, Dvořák

Mozart, Bartók, Dvořák
Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša; Piotr Anderszewski
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Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

Christian Gerhaher’s experience in a role he knows well rescued an evening of mitigated pleasures.
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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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