Jeffrey Tate

Biography

Born: April 28, 1943; Salisbury, Wiltshire, England  
As a featured guest conductor in nearly every major orchestra hall and opera house throughout the world, even Jeffrey Tate himself has expressed astonishment at his own career. For, in a way much different than today's somewhat self-absorbed, globetrotting, jet-set conductors, Tate shines as a conductor who, having overcome serious adversity, does what he does out of pure love for music and nothing else.

Tate's struggles began in his
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A talented pianist as a child, Tate was often featured in the hospital where he received treatments. Nevertheless, his multifaceted interests (which, in addition to music and medicine also include reading, cooking, and church-crawling) made Tate a musical late-bloomer. In his later years, as Tate eventually became more focused on music, he was invited to join the Royal Opera House as a repetiteur; it was in London that he began to learn from the master conductors of the day, including the company's conductor Georg Solti. He later worked as an assistant to Herbert von Karajan in Salzburg, Pierre Boulez in Bayreuth and James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera. In 1978, at age 35, Tate made a highly successful professional conducting debut with the Gothenburg Opera conducting Bizet's Carmen. Following on the heels of his Swedish success, he created a sensation by filling in for James Levine conducting Berg's massively difficult opera Lulu in 1980.

Appointed principal guest conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra in 1985, Tate completed a number of highly praised recordings of modern-day instrument versions of Haydn and Mozart released on EMI Classics. In the wake of conductor Gary Bertini's death, Tate was promoted from principal conductor to music director of the Theatre San Carlo of Naples (2005). An earlier performance of Humperdinck's opera Die Konigskinder there garnered critical acclaim and won him the Franco Abbiati prize (2002). His performances of Wagner's Ring, in both Paris and Australia, have received extraordinarily high acclaim and generated significant box office revenue. In 2005, he was appointed music director of the Theatre San Carlo of Naples.

The highest honors from both the French and British government have been bestowed upon Tate, including the Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, and Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Since 1989, Tate has also served as the director the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Read less

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Biography

Born: April 28, 1943; Salisbury, Wiltshire, England  
As a featured guest conductor in nearly every major orchestra hall and opera house throughout the world, even Jeffrey Tate himself has expressed astonishment at his own career. For, in a way much different than today's somewhat self-absorbed, globetrotting, jet-set conductors, Tate shines as a conductor who, having overcome serious adversity, does what he does out of pure love for music and nothing else.

Tate's struggles began in his
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Prélude - "Glou, glou, glou! Je suis la bière"
"La vérité, dit-on, sortait d'une puits"
"Allons! mes enfants"
"Voyons: 'Pour Hoffmann'!" - "Dans les rôles d'amoureux langoureux"
"Deux heures devant moi!"
"Vive Dieu! mes amis, la belle créature!"
"Bonjour, amis"
"Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach" (La légende de Kleinzach)
"Peuh! cette bière est détestable!"
"Et par où votre diablerie"
"Je vous dis, moi, qu'un malheur me menace!"
Entr'acte
"Là, charmante!"
"Allons! courage et confiance!"
"Une poupée aux yeux d'émail"
"C'est moi, Coppélius"
"Je me nomme Coppélius"
"Serviteur!"
"Tout est prêt!"
"Non, aucun hôte vraiment"
"Les oiseaux dans la charmille"
"Ah! mon ami, quel accent!"
"Ils se sont éloignés, enfin!"
"Tu me fuis?"
"Voici les valseurs!"
Entr'acte - "Elle a fui la tourterelle"
"Malheureuse enfant"
"Jour et nuit"
"Voilà ce brave Frantz"
"Vois sous l'archet frémissant"
"Ah! tu doutes de tout!"
"Pourtant, ô ma fiancée"
"C'est une chanson d'amour"
"Qu'as-tu donc?... Tu souffres?"
"Pour conjurer le danger"
"Ne plus chanter!"
"Tu ne chanteras plus?"
"Ta mère? Oses-tu l'invoquer?"
"Mon enfant! Ma fille!"
Entr'acte (Barcarolle)
"Messieurs, silence!"
"Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
"Et moi, ce n'est pas là qui m'enchante"
"A merveille Madame!"
"Tourne, tourne, miroir"
"Charmante!"
"Giulietta, palsembleu!"
"L'amour lui dit: la belle"
"Tiens, mes cartes!"
"Morbleu!"
"Il a ma clé"
"Ton ami dit vrai"
"O Dieu, de quelle ivresse"
"Jusque là, cependant"
"Le voilà, donc"
"Folie!"
"Voilà, mes amis"
"Pour le coeur de Phryné"
"Arière, tous"
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Prélude - "Glou, glou, glou! Je suis la bière"
"La vérité, dit-on, sortait d'une puits"
"Allons! mes enfants"
"Voyons: 'Pour Hoffmann'!" - "Dans les rôles d'amoureux langoureux"
"Deux heures devant moi!"
"Vive Dieu! mes amis, la belle créature!"
"Bonjour, amis"
"Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach" (La légende de Kleinzach)
"Peuh! cette bière est détestable!"
"Et par où votre diablerie"
"Je vous dis, moi, qu'un malheur me menace!"
Entr'acte
"Là, charmante!"
"Allons! courage et confiance!"
"Une poupée aux yeux d'émail"
"C'est moi, Coppélius"
"Je me nomme Coppélius"
"Serviteur!"
"Tout est prêt!"
"Non, aucun hôte vraiment"
"Les oiseaux dans la charmille"
"Ah! mon ami, quel accent!"
"Ils se sont éloignés, enfin!"
"Tu me fuis?"
"Voici les valseurs!"
Entr'acte - "Elle a fui la tourterelle"
"Malheureuse enfant"
"Jour et nuit"
"Voilà ce brave Frantz"
"Vois sous l'archet frémissant"
"Ah! tu doutes de tout!"
"Pourtant, ô ma fiancée"
"C'est une chanson d'amour"
"Qu'as-tu donc?... Tu souffres?"
"Pour conjurer le danger"
"Ne plus chanter!"
"Tu ne chanteras plus?"
"Ta mère? Oses-tu l'invoquer?"
"Mon enfant! Ma fille!"
Entr'acte (Barcarolle)
"Messieurs, silence!"
"Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
"Et moi, ce n'est pas là qui m'enchante"
"A merveille Madame!"
"Tourne, tourne, miroir"
"Charmante!"
"Giulietta, palsembleu!"
"L'amour lui dit: la belle"
"Tiens, mes cartes!"
"Morbleu!"
"Il a ma clé"
"Ton ami dit vrai"
"O Dieu, de quelle ivresse"
"Jusque là, cependant"
"Le voilà, donc"
"Folie!"
"Voilà, mes amis"
"Pour le coeur de Phryné"
"Arière, tous"
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': Allegro
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': II. Allegretto
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': III. Menuet & Trio (Moderato)
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': IV. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': II. Andante più tosto allegretto
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': III. Menuetto & Trio
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': IV. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: I. Largo -
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: III. Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: IV. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': Allegro
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': II. Andante
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': III. Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': IV. Finale (Allegro spiritoso)
Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op.38: I. Adagio
Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op.38: II. Con fuoco - molto adagio
Lulu - Prologue : Hereinspaziert in die Menagerie
Lulu - Acte I : Darf ich eintreten?
Lulu - Acte I : Machen Sie auf !
Lulu - Acte I : Eva ! Befehlen ?
Lulu - Acte I : Den hab'ich mir auch ganz anders vorgestellt
Lulu - Acte I : Was tut denn Ihr Vater da ?
Lulu - Acte I : Nun ? Du hast eine habe Million geheiratet
Lulu - Acte I : Ich darf mich jetz hier nicht sehen lassen
Lulu - Acte I : Verwandlungsmusik
Lulu - Acte I : Seit ich für die Bühne arbeite
Lulu - Acte I : Uber die liesse sich freilich eine interessante Oper schreiben
Lulu - Acte I : Wie kannst du die Szene gegen mich ausspielen ?
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op.26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: I. Largo -
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: III. Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
Symphony No. 102 in B Flat: IV. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': Allegro
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': II. Andante
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': III. Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
Symphony No. 99 in E flat: I. Adagio - Vivace assai
Symphony No. 99 in E flat: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 99 in E flat: III. Minuet (Allegretto) & Trio
Symphony No. 99 in E flat: IV. Vivace
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': I. Adagio - Presto
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': II. Andante
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': IV. Finale (Vivace)
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': Allegro
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': II. Allegretto
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': III. Menuet & Trio (Moderato)
Symphony No. 100 in G 'Military': IV. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': Allegro con spirito
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': II. Andante più tosto allegretto
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': III. Menuetto & Trio
Symphony No. 103 in E Flat 'Drumroll': IV. Finale (Allegro con spirito)
Symphony No. 94 in G 'Surprise': I. Adagio cantabile - Vivace assai
Symphony No. 94 in G 'Surprise': II. Andante
Symphony No. 94 in G 'Surprise': III. Menuetto (Allegro molto)
Symphony No. 94 in G 'Surprise': IV. Allegro di molto
Symphony No. 95 in C minor: I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 95 in C minor: II. Andante
Symphony No. 95 in C minor: III. Menuetto & Trio
Symphony No. 95 in C minor: IV. Finale (Vivace)
Symphony No. 97 in C: I. Adagio - Vivace
Symphony No. 97 in C: II. Adagio ma non troppo
Symphony No. 97 in C: III. Menuetto (Allegretto)
Symphony No. 97 in C: IV. Finale (Presto assai)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.5 in D, K.175 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.5 in D, K.175 - 2. Andante ma un poco adagio
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.5 in D, K.175 - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat, K.238 - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat, K.238 - 2. Andante un poco adagio
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.6 in B flat, K.238 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.8 in C, K.246 "Lützow" - 1. Allegro aperto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.8 in C, K.246 "Lützow" - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.8 in C, K.246 "Lützow" - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di menuetto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.11 in F, K.413 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.11 in F, K.413 - 2. Larghetto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.11 in F, K.413 - 3. Tempo di menuetto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.12 in A, K.414 - 3. Rondeau (Allegretto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.13 in C, K.415 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.13 in C, K.415 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.13 in C, K.415 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 - "Jeunehomme" - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 - "Jeunehomme" - 2. Andantino
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat, K.271 - "Jeunehomme" - 3. Rondeau (Presto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K.449 - 1. Allegro vivace
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K.449 - 2. Andantino
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.14 in E flat, K.449 - 3. Allegro ma non troppo
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K.450 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K.450 - 2. (Andante)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat, K.450 - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G, K.453 - 3. Allegretto
Mozart: Concert Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D. K.382 - 1. Allegretto grazioso
Mozart: Concert Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D. K.382 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Concert Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D. K.382 - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat, K.456 - 1. Allegro vivace
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat, K.456 - 2. Andante un poco sostenuto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.18 in B flat, K.456 - 3. Allegro vivace
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 2. Romance
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 3. Allegro vivace assai
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K.459 - 1. Allegro vivace
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K.459 - 2. Allegretto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.19 in F, K.459 - 3. Allegro assai
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat, K.482 - 3. Allegro - Andante cantabile - Tempo I
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A, K.488 - 3. Allegro assai
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 - 1. (Allegro)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 - 2. Larghetto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491 - 3. (Allegretto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 in C, K.503 - 3. Allegretto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451 - 1. Allegro assai
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451 - 2. Andante
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.16 in D, K.451 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro di molto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation" - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation" - 2. (Larghetto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 "Coronation" - 3. (Allegretto)
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 2. Larghetto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595 - 3. Allegro
Four Symphonic Interludes from 'Intermezzo': Reisefieber und Walzerscene ; Lebhaft - etwas ruhig - etwas breit
Four Symphonic Interludes from 'Intermezzo': Träumerei am Kamin : Ruhig schwebend
Four Symphonic Interludes from 'Intermezzo': Am Spieltisch : Sehr gemächlich
Four Symphonic Interludes from 'Intermezzo': Fröhlicher Beschluß : Sehr lebhaft und fröhlich
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: I. Andante: nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: II. Allegro molto -
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: III. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: IV. Lento - Allegro
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: III. Rondo (Presto)
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: IV. Moderato e maestoso
1. Allegro
2. Romance
3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - 2. Bailero
Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - 2. Bailero
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': I. Adagio - Presto
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': II. Andante
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': III. Menuetto (Allegretto) & Trio
Symphony No. 101 in D 'Clock': IV. Finale (Vivace)
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': I. Adagio -
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': II. Andante
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': III. Menuetto (Allegro) & Trio
Symphony No. 104 in D 'London': IV. Finale (Allegro spiritoso)
Violinkonzert D-dur op.61 (Kadenzen: Kreisler): I. Allegro ma non troppo - Cadenza - Tempo I [Kadenz: Kreisler: 2.54]
Violinkonzert D-dur op.61 (Kadenzen: Kreisler): II. Larghetto
Violinkonzert D-dur op.61 (Kadenzen: Kreisler): III. Rondo (Allegro) - Cadenza - Tempo I [Kadenz: Kreisler: 1.16]
Prélude - "Glou, glou, glou! Je suis la bière"
"La vérité, dit-on, sortait d'une puits"
"Allons! mes enfants"
"Voyons: 'Pour Hoffmann'!" - "Dans les rôles d'amoureux langoureux"
"Deux heures devant moi!"
"Vive Dieu! mes amis, la belle créature!"
"Bonjour, amis"
"Il était une fois à la cour d'Eisenach" (La légende de Kleinzach)
"Peuh! cette bière est détestable!"
"Et par où votre diablerie"
"Je vous dis, moi, qu'un malheur me menace!"
Entr'acte
"Là, charmante!"
"Allons! courage et confiance!"
"Une poupée aux yeux d'émail"
"C'est moi, Coppélius"
"Je me nomme Coppélius"
"Serviteur!"
"Tout est prêt!"
"Non, aucun hôte vraiment"
"Les oiseaux dans la charmille"
"Ah! mon ami, quel accent!"
"Ils se sont éloignés, enfin!"
"Tu me fuis?"
"Voici les valseurs!"
Entr'acte - "Elle a fui la tourterelle"
"Malheureuse enfant"
"Jour et nuit"
"Voilà ce brave Frantz"
"Vois sous l'archet frémissant"
"Ah! tu doutes de tout!"
"Pourtant, ô ma fiancée"
"C'est une chanson d'amour"
"Qu'as-tu donc?... Tu souffres?"
"Pour conjurer le danger"
"Ne plus chanter!"
"Tu ne chanteras plus?"
"Ta mère? Oses-tu l'invoquer?"
"Mon enfant! Ma fille!"
Entr'acte (Barcarolle)
"Messieurs, silence!"
"Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
"Et moi, ce n'est pas là qui m'enchante"
"A merveille Madame!"
"Tourne, tourne, miroir"
"Charmante!"
"Giulietta, palsembleu!"
"L'amour lui dit: la belle"
"Tiens, mes cartes!"
"Morbleu!"
"Il a ma clé"
"Ton ami dit vrai"
"O Dieu, de quelle ivresse"
"Jusque là, cependant"
"Le voilà, donc"
"Folie!"
"Voilà, mes amis"
"Pour le coeur de Phryné"
"Arière, tous"


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