Hans Graf

Biography

Born: February 15, 1949; Linz, Germany  
The Austrian-born Hans Graf is one of the most active conductors of his generation. In addition to simultaneously holding positions as music director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony, Graf is a busy guest conductor in America and Europe. Graf studied the violin with his father from the age of six, and later studied the piano, at the Bruckner-Konservatorium. after which he Read more studied conducting with Ferrara in Siena, Arvids Jansons in Leningrad, and Celibidache in Bologna. Early triumphs included a debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1977 and first prize at the Karl Böhm Competition in 1979. In 1984, he was appointed music director of the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg. In North America, Graf has conducted the orchestras of Boston, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, St. Paul, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver. In Europe, he has led almost every major orchestra, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Gothenburg Symphony, and the Orchestre National de France. He has also appeared at major international festivals, including those of Vienna and Salzburg (where he conducted for 13 consecutive years). Graf has appeared at many major European opera houses, including those in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Paris, and Rome. As would be expected from such a busy artist, Graf has a large discography. For the Capriccio label, he has recorded the complete symphonies of Mozart and Schubert, as well as the premiere recording of Zemlinsky's opera Es war einmal. He has also embarked on a project of recording the complete orchestral works of Henri Dutilleux with the orchestra of Bordeaux for the label Arte Nova. The first disc in this series was awarded the Prix du Président de la République by the Académie du Disque Charles Gros. Read less

Biography

Born: February 15, 1949; Linz, Germany  
The Austrian-born Hans Graf is one of the most active conductors of his generation. In addition to simultaneously holding positions as music director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony, Graf is a busy guest conductor in America and Europe. Graf studied the violin with his father from the age of six, and later studied the piano, at the Bruckner-Konservatorium. after which he Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: Fortune plango vulnera
I. Primo vere: Veris leta facies
I. Primo vere: Omnia sol temperat
I. Primo vere: Ecce gratum
I. Uf dem anger: Tanz
I. Uf dem anger: Floret Silva
I. Uf dem anger: Chramer, gip die varwe mir
I. Uf dem anger: Reie - Swaz hie gat umbe - Chume, chum, geselle min - Swaz hie gat umbe (reprise)
I. Uf dem anger: Were diu werlt alle min
II. In taberna: Estuans interius
II. In taberna: Olim lacus colueram
II. In taberna: Ego sum abbas
II. In taberna: In taberna quando sumus
III. Cour d'amours: Amor volat undique
III. Cour d'amours: Dies, nox et omnia
III. Cour d'amours: Stetit puella
III. Cour d'amours: Circa mea pectora
III. Cour d'amours: Si puer cum puellula
III. Cour d'amours: Veni, veni, venias
III. Cour d'amours: In trutina
III. Cour d'amours: Tempus est iocundum
III. Cour d'amours: Dulcissime
III. Blanziflor et Helena: Ave formosissima
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: O Fortuna (reprise)
I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde (The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery)
II. Der Einsame im Herbst (The Lonely One in Autumn)
III. Von der Jugend (Of Youth)
IV. Von der Schonheit (Of Beauty)
V. Der Trunkene im Fruhling (The Drunkard in Spring)
VI. Der Abschied (The Farewell)


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