Jesús Lopez-Cobos

Biography

Born: February 25, 1940; Spain  
Born in Toro, Spain, Jesús López-Cobos was educated at the universities of Granada and Madrid, earning a doctorate in philosophy at the latter institution in 1964. In his student days, López-Cobos led a student chorus with such success that he decided to undertake full-time musical studies, first earning a degree in composition from Madrid in 1966. He then studied conducting with Franco Ferrara in Italy. In 1968, López-Cobos won first prize at Read more the Besançon international conducting competition, and as a student of Hans Swarowsky he took his degree in conducting at the Vienna Academy in 1969. That same year, López-Cobos gave his debut concert as a symphony conductor in Prague, and as an opera conductor at La Fenice in Venice.
López-Cobos first led the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1970, and would serve as general musical director for that company from 1981 to 1990. During that time, López-Cobos led Wagner's Ring cycle on tour in Japan in 1987; the tour marked the first time the whole Ring cycle had been staged in that country. In the 1970s and 1980s, López-Cobos also led opera productions at Covent Garden, San Francisco, the Vienna Opera, La Scala, and he Metropolitan in New York. López-Cobos was named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic and served there from 1981 to 1986. Also, from 1984 to 1989, he served as principal conductor and artistic director of the Spanish National Orchestra.
In 1986, López-Cobos was named principal conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony; he added the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra to his musical directorships in 1990. With Cincinnati he would embark on an extensive recording schedule with Telarc, resulting in recordings of works by Respighi, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, Falla, Bizet, Franck, and Dukas. Among these, his recording of the Mahler Symphony No. 9 has been singled out as a critical favorite, and his complete recording of Albéniz's Iberia in the Arbos and Surinach orchestrations is apparently unique in the catalog. His repertory is rich with works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. López-Cobos has also recorded with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra for Denon and Teldec.
López-Cobos has led the usually homebound Cincinnati Symphony on several tours, including one to Puerto Rico in 1998 and the first West Coast tour in the orchestra's history in 1992. His annual appearances with the Cincinnati orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York regularly sell out the house. In 1997, López-Cobos led the ensemble in its first coast-to-coast telecast on PBS, featuring pianist Alicia de Larrocha. In 1996, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music awarded López-Cobos an honorary doctorate in music.
In 2001, Maestro López-Cobos became conductor emeritus in Cincinnati. He also ended his association with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in 2000. López-Cobos continues as Permanent Conductor of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, a Paris-based summer workshop for student musicians. Read less

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Born: February 25, 1940; Spain  
Born in Toro, Spain, Jesús López-Cobos was educated at the universities of Granada and Madrid, earning a doctorate in philosophy at the latter institution in 1964. In his student days, López-Cobos led a student chorus with such success that he decided to undertake full-time musical studies, first earning a degree in composition from Madrid in 1966. He then studied conducting with Franco Ferrara in Italy. In 1968, López-Cobos won first prize at Read more
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LABEL
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: First movement: Allegro preciso
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Second movement: Andantino e andante - Cadnenza
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Third movement: Allegretto non troppo
Requiem: Requiem aeternam
Dies irae: Dies irae, dies illa
Dies irae: Tuba mirum
Dies irae: Liber scriptus
Dies irae: Quid sum miser
Dies irae: Rex tremendae
Dies irae: Recordare
Dies irae: Ingemisco
Dies irae: Confutatis
Dies irae: Lacrymosa
Allegro non troppo
Scherzando: Allegro molto
Intermezzo: Allegretto non troppo
Andante
Rondo: Allegro
Scottish Fantasy, Op. 46: Einleitung: Grave
Adagio cantabile
Allegro
Andante sostenuto
Finale: Allegro guerriero
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: First movement: Allegro preciso
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Second movement: Andantino e andante - Cadnenza
Concerto for guitar & small orchestra: Third movement: Allegretto non troppo
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): III: Caboclinha (The Clay Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): III: Caboclinha (The Clay Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): IV: Mulathinha (The Rubber Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): IV: Mulathinha (The Rubber Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): V: Negrinha (The Wooden Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): V: Negrinha (The Wooden Doll)
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Introducción y Nº 1A. (Mi madre me criaba...)
Nº 1B. Habanera (Marchaba a ser soldado...)
Nº 2. Dúo de Javier y Mariana y romanza de Javier (Buenos días, Mariana... / De este apacible rincón de Madrid...)
Nº 3. Dúo de Vidal y Luisa Fernanda (En mi tierra extremeña...)
Nº 4. Dúo de la flor de Carolina y Javier (Caballero de alto plumero...)
Nº 5. Final del acto primero (Abrasado en la llama...)
Nº 6A. Introducción (El soldadito no la contesta...)
Nº 6B. Mazurca de las sombrillas (A San Antonio...)
Nº 7. Dúo de Vidal y Carolina (Para comprar a un hombre...)
Nº 8. Cuarteto y subasta (¿Dónde estará...? / Señoras y caballeros...)
[Nº 9. Recitado sobre la orquesta (Mater purissima...)]
Nº 10. Romanza de Vidal (Luche la fe por el triunfo...)
Nº 11. Final del acto segundo (¡Javier!...)
Nº 11Bis. Introducción. Orquesta
Nº 12. Vidal y coro de vareadores (Si por el rido...)
Nº 13. Dúo de Luisa Fernanda y Javier (¡Cállate, corazón!...)
Nº 14. Final del acto tercero (El cerandero se ha muerto...)
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (2003 Digital Remaster): Introduction (Grave)
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (2003 Digital Remaster): Adagio cantabile
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (2003 Digital Remaster): Allegro - Adagio
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (2003 Digital Remaster): Andante sostenuto
Scottish Fantasy Op. 46 (2003 Digital Remaster): Finale (Allegro guerriero)
"Percorrete le spiagge vicine"
"Tu sei turbato!"
"Cruda, funesta smania"
"Il tuo dubbio"
"Ancor non giunse!"
"Regnava nel silenzio"
"Quando rapito in estasi"
"Egli s'avanza"
"Sulla tomba che rinserra"
"Verranno a te sull'aure"
"Lucia, fra poco a te verrà"
"Appressati, Lucia" - "Il pallor funesto, orrendo"
"Soffriva nel pianto"
"Che fia"
"Se tradirmi tu potrai"
"Ebben? - Di tua speranza"
"Ah! cedi, cedi"
"Al ben de'tuoi qual vittima"
"Per te d'immenso giubilo"
"Dov'è Lucia?"
"Piange la madre estinta"
"Chi mi frena in tal momento"
"T'allontana sciagurato"
"Sconsigliato in queste porte"
"Esci, fuggi"
"Orrida è questa notte"
"D'immenso giubilo"
"Ah! Dalle stanze ove Lucia"
"Il dolce suono"
"Ardon gl'incensi"
"S'avanza Enrico"
"Spargi d'amore pianto"
"Si tragga altrove"
"Tombe degli avi miei"
"Fra poco a me ricovero"
"Oh meschina!"
"Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali"
Symphony No. 2 in D H153: I. Molto moderato - Allegro
Symphony No. 2 in D H153: II. Adagio mesto
Symphony No. 2 in D H153: III. Vivace, non troppo - Presto
Liszt: A Dante Symphony, S.109 - 1. Inferno
Liszt: A Dante Symphony, S.109 - 2. Purgatorio
Liszt: A Dante Symphony, S.109 - Alternative conclusion (Text: Dante Alighieri)
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Concerto in A, Op. 54: I. Allegro affetuoso
Concerto in A, Op. 54: II. Andante grazioso
Concerto in A, Op. 54: III. Allegro vivace
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): III: Caboclinha (The Clay Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): IV: Mulathinha (The Rubber Doll)
A próle do bébé No. 1 (1998 Digital Remaster): V: Negrinha (The Wooden Doll)
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21: I. Allegro non troppo
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21: II. Scherzando - Allegro molto
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21: III. Intermezzo - Allegretto non troppo
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21: IV. Andante
Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21: V. Rondo - Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61: I. Allegro non troppo
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61: II. Andantino quasi Allegretto
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61: III. Molto moderato e maestoso
Violin Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro Molto Appassionato
Violin Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64: III. Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18: I. Moderato
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio Sostenuto
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18: III. Allegro Scherzando
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major: I. Allegramente
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major: II. Adagio assai
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major: III. Presto


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