Guide to the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

« The orchestra tackled the bright passages beautifully: the glorious and majestic “Sunrise”, with all sections of the orchestra in full blast; palpable exhilaration in “On the Summit” and vivid depiction of nature’s forces in “Thunder and Storm, Descent”. »
Alan Yu, Bachtrack
we meet the conductor

Interview with François-Xavier Roth

Ahead of Gürzenich Orchestra's live stream on 3rd October, we caught up with Chief Conductor François-Xavier Roth. 
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CologneSymphony Concert 6

Boulez, Beethoven, Bartók
Gürzenich Orchestra; François-Xavier Roth; Benjamin Grosvenor

CologneSymphony Concert 7

Debussy, Bartók, Wagner, Ligeti, Ravel
Gürzenich Orchestra; Nicholas Collon; Nils Mönkemeyer

CologneSymphony Concert 8

Rautavaara, Martinů, Dvořák
Gürzenich Orchestra; Pietari Inkinen; Carolin Widmann

CologneConcerto of Passion

Bach, Haydn, Lotti, MacMillan
Gürzenich Orchestra; Nicholas Collon; Bejun Mehta; ChorWerk Ruhr
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Oper Köln's delightful Orpheus enraptures all ages

Oper Köln’s Orpheus in the Underworld proved age accessibility must not sacrifice humour and musical integrity. The tight ensemble piece was superbly acted and well-sung throughout.
****1
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Tripping the light fantastic in Köln

François-Xavier Roth conducts sparkling, refreshing accounts of Debussy, Schumann and Strauss in the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln season-opening gala.
****1
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Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

In a temporary home, Cologne Opera have mounted a remarkably joyful production of Beethoven’s single, wonderful opera.
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Not easily assimilated: Candide in Cologne

The Staatenhaus venue forces one too many compromises on Bernstein's operetta, but the performance itself is saved by the accomplishment of much of the singing.
***11
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