Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1925 - ; Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra is the oldest broadcasting orchestra in the world. It is usually ranked as Denmark's leading symphony orchestra.

Copenhagen has been a musical center since it became the capital of Denmark in the fifteenth century. King Christian IV's long reign (1588 - 1648) saw the many court musicians sent to Venice for music studies, and Dowland, Schütz, and others were brought in to train the rest. They
Read more became the kernel for opera, ballet, and instrumental music at court and then, in the eighteenth century, in public theaters. The instrumental musicians were organized as the Kongelige Kapel (Royal Orchestra), and in 1780 were set up as the regular orchestra of the Royal Opera. Since then it has consistently given orchestral concerts.

In 1836, the Musikforening (Music Society) was established to organize public concerts and was ably led by Mendelssohn's one-time pupil Niels W. Gade. It and other musical societies continued to dominate concert life until the founding of the national radio station, the Statsradiofonien (later Danish Broadcasting Corporation), which in 1925 organized its own symphony orchestra.

Two of the greatest living conductors, Fritz Busch and Nikolai Malko, built the Radio Symphony Orchestra into an incisive, highly accurate ensemble of great flexibility. Aside from the period of Nazi German occupation from 1940 to 1945, the orchestra has consistently grown in stature. During its lifetime it has been guest-conducted by such stellar figures as Paul Kletzki, Leopold Stokowski, Rafael Kubelik, Bruno Walter, Sergiu Celibidache, Vaclav Neumann, Paavo Berglund, Eugene Ormandy, Sixten Ehrling, Herbert Blomstedt, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kurt Sanderling, Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Barenboim, Yuri Temirkanov, and Giuseppe Sinopoli.

The Danish Broadcasting Corporation (or DR) lost its broadcasting monopoly in 1986 but continues as a license-supported independent public corporation. The Danish National Radio Orchestra is a mainstay of its P2 (or Channel 2) classical music program, and of DR Klassik, a digital music classical channel available over cable or by satellite to nearly two million listeners. Among the important leaders of the orchestra have been Herbert Blomstedt, who was the principal conductor from 1967 to 1977, Leif Segerstam, chief conductor from 1998 to 1995, Ulf Schirmer (chief conductor 1995 - 1998) and his successor Gerd Albrecht, who became chief conductor in 2000. Michael Schönwandt was principal guest conductor until the end of 2000 and was succeeded by Thomas Dausgaard while Yuri Temirkanov continued as the other principal guest conductor.

The DNRSO has often toured, especially throughout Europe and to the United States. Albrecht took the orchestra to the U.S. in 2000 to mark its 75th birthday season with appearances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Chicago's Orchestra Hall, as well as concerts in Iceland.

It has recorded extensively and since becoming associated with the British label Chandos has released over 80 Chandos compact discs. These have included extensive series of music by Nielsen, Rued Langgaard, Per Nřrgĺrd, Jean Sibelius, and Gustav Mahler under Segerstam, Neeme Järvi, and Rozhdestvensky. It has also recorded for Decca and the Danish label dacapo. The orchestra received American Grammy nominations for its recording of the opera Holger Danske by Kunzen (1997), for Nřrgĺrd's Fifth Symphony (1998) and for Nielsen's Maskarade (2000). In 1999, the Maskarade recording received the Gramophone Award for Best Twentieth Century Opera Recordings. In 2000 Michael Schönwandt completed a complete Nielsen symphony set for dacapo, receiving a Danish Music Award for the release of the First and Sixth Symphonies. The DNRSO gives its regular concerts in the Radiohus Koncertsal (Radio House Concerto Hall), which opened in 1946. Read less

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Biography

Active: 1925 - ; Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra is the oldest broadcasting orchestra in the world. It is usually ranked as Denmark's leading symphony orchestra.

Copenhagen has been a musical center since it became the capital of Denmark in the fifteenth century. King Christian IV's long reign (1588 - 1648) saw the many court musicians sent to Venice for music studies, and Dowland, Schütz, and others were brought in to train the rest. They
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Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 1. Intermezzo (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 2. Ballade (Tempo di menuetto)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
II. Molto vivace
III. Adagio molto e cantabile
IV. Presto - allegro assai
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta (Andante)
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: III. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Opus 33: I. Part I: Praeludium - Largo
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Opus 33: II. Part I: Allegro cavalleresco
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Opus 33: III. Part 2: Poco Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Opus 33: IV. Part 2: Rondo: Allegretto scherzando
Tempo Giusto
Adagio Non Troppo
Allegro
Presto
Andante Poco Tranquillo
Allegro
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Praeludium - Largo
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Allegro cavalleresco
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Poco adagio
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegretto scherzando)
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): I - Allegro moderato
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): II - Allegretto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Allegro non troppo
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major opus 77: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Allegro un poco maestoso
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Romanze: Andante
Concerto for Violin no.2 in D minor opus 11 'A la hongroise' (1): Finale alla Zingara: Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro orgoglioso
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Remastered Version): Andante
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro comodo
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro con fuoco
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro collerico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro comodo e flemmatico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Remastered Version): Andante malincolico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Remastered Version): Allegro sanguineo
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Remastered Version): Allegro espansivo
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Remastered Version): Andante pastorale
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Remastered Version): Allegretto un poco
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Remastered Version): Finale (Allegro)
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Remastered Version): Poco allegretto
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Remastered Version): Poco adagio quasi andante
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Tempo giusto -
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Adagio non troppo
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Allegro -
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Allegro -
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Andante un poco tranquillo -
Symphony No. 5 FS97, Op. 50 (1996 Remastered Version): Allegro
Symphony No. 6, 'Sinfonia semplice' FS116 (1996 Remastered Version): I Tempo giusto
Symphony No. 6, 'Sinfonia semplice' FS116 (1996 Remastered Version): II Humoreske (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 6, 'Sinfonia semplice' FS116 (1996 Remastered Version): III Proposta seria (Adagio)
Symphony No. 6, 'Sinfonia semplice' FS116 (1996 Remastered Version): IV Tema con variazioni: Adagio
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Praeludium - Largo
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Allegro cavalleresco
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Poco adagio
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegretto scherzando)
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): I - Allegro moderato
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): II - Allegretto
I. Kraftig - Entschieden
II. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr massig
III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso
V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden
I. Pesante, moderato
II. Largo
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Largo
Gurrelieder, Part One: Orchestral Prelude
Gurrelieder, Part One: Nun dämfpt die Dämm'rung
Gurrelieder, Part One: O, wenn des Mondes Strahlen
Gurrelieder, Part One: Ross! Mein Ross!
Gurrelieder, Part One: Sterne jubeln
Gurrelieder, Part One: So tanzen die Engel vor Gottes Thron nicht
Gurrelieder, Part One: Nun sag ich dir zum ersten mal
Gurrelieder, Part One: Es ist Mitternachtszeit
Gurrelieder, Part One: Du sendest mir einen Liebesblick
Gurrelieder, Part One: Du wunderliche Tove!
Gurrelieder, Part One: Orchestral interlude
Gurrelieder, Part One: Tauben von Gurre
Gurrelieder, Part Two: Herrgott, weisst du, was du tatest
Suite for String Orchestra (2000 Digital Remaster): IV Gavotte
Suite for String Orchestra (2000 Digital Remaster): V. Gigue
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro orgoglioso
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Digital Remaster): Andante
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro comodo
Symphony No. 1 in G minor FS16 (Op. 7) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro con fuoco
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro collerico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro comodo e flemmatico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Digital Remaster): Andante malincolico
Symphony No. 2, '(The) Four Temperaments' FS29 (Op. 16) (1994 Digital Remaster): Allegro sanguineo
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro espansivo
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Digital Remaster): Andante pastorale
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegretto un poco
Symphony No. 3, 'Sinfonia espansiva' FS60 (Op. 27) (1995 Digital Remaster): Finale (Allegro)
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Digital Remaster): Poco allegretto
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Digital Remaster): Poco adagio quasi andante
Symphony No. 4, '(The) inextinguishable' FS76 (Op. 29) (1995 Digital Remaster): Allegro
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Praeludium - Largo
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Allegro cavalleresco
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Poco adagio
Violin Concerto, Op. 33 (1997 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegretto scherzando)
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): I - Allegro moderato
Flute Concerto (1997 Digital Remaster): II - Allegretto
I. First Movement
II. Second Movement
III. Third Movement
I. Pesante. Moderato
II. Largo
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Largo
I. Allegro
II. Andante tranquillo e molto espressivo
III. Allegro non troppo
I. Praeludium: Moderato
II. Fantasi: Andante
III. Allegro
Part I: Praeludium - Largo
Part I: Allegro cavalleresco
Part II: Poco adagio
Part II: Rondo: Allegretto scherzando
I. Allegro moderato
II. Allegretto - Adagio ma non troppo
No. 1. Die silbernen Schlittenglocken: Allegro ma non tanto
No. 2. Die zarten Hochzeitsglocken: Lento
No. 3. Die grellen Sturmglocken: Presto
No. 4. Die trauervollen Eisenglocken: Lento lugubre
Introduction
Scene 1: Night. Kastchei's Enchanted Garden
Scene 1: The Firebird enters, pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Scene 1: The Firebird's Dance
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Scene 1: The Firebird begs to be released
Scene 1: The Princesses play with the golden apples (Scherzo)
Scene 1: Ivan Tsarevich appears
Scene 1: The Princesses' Khorovod (Round Dance)
Scene 1: Daybreak
Scene I: Ivan Tsarevich, entering Kastchei's palace...
Scene 1: The Firebird enters
Scene 1: Infernal Dance of Kastchei and his subjects under the Firebird's magic spell
Scene 1: The Firebird's Lullaby
Scene 2: Kastchei's spell is broken, his palace disappears, and the Petrified Knights return to life. General Thanksgiving
I. Le savant (The Scholar)
II. La coquette (The Coquette)
III. Polichinelle (The Buffoon)
IV. Le reveur (The Dreamer)
V. La danseuse (The Dancer)
I. Lento -
II. Luttes: Allegro -
III. Voluptes: Lento -
IV. Jeu divin: Allegro


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