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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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Dvořák, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

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Ligeti, Martinů, Janáček
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

Frankfurt am MainBamberger Symphoniker

Ligeti, Martinů, Janáček
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann

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Dvořák, Martinů, Brahms
Bamberg Symphony; Jakub Hrůša; Frank Peter Zimmermann
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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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Dawning of the Raybaes at Carnegie Hall

Ray Chen © Sophie Zhai
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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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.