Michael Schonwandt

Biography

Born: 1953  
Michael Schønwandt is one of the leading conductors of Scandinavia. He frequently appears on recordings on the Marco Polo-da capo and Chandos labels, and conducts throughout Europe with frequent appearances in America.

Schønwandt was educated at Copenhagen University and went on for higher studies at the Royal Academy of Music from 1975 to 1977. The year he left the Academy he made his conducting debut in Copenhagen. After his initial
Read more appearance with the Royal Danish Opera in 1979 he began attracting international attention. He became the principal conductor of the Collegium Musicum of Copenhagen in 1981.

In 1984 he made his first appearance on the podium of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden conducting I Capuleti ed I Montecchi. His American debut was with the San Francisco Opera in 1992 in the original version of Verdi's Don Carlos.

He was appointed principal conductor of the Danish National Radio Orchestra in 1989 and principal conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra (Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester) in 1992.

He has an extensive discography. These include the complete symphonies of Gade, made with the Collegium Musicum of Copenhagen, of Weyse with the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Berlioz Requiem and Schumann's Manfred and two of his symphonies with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. He has made numerous recordings of Danish music with composers from Lange-Müller, Kuhlau, Gade, and Hartmann through Nielsen to Schierbeck and Poul Ruders.

His recording of Strauss' opera Salome was nominated the 1999 Gramophone Award as best Twentieth Century Opera Recording of the Year, and his da capo recording of the Nielsen First and Sixth Symphonies received the Danish Music Award 2000. Read less
Nielsen: Maskarade / Schonwandt, Royal Danish Opera
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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 20 & 23 / Schonwandt, Westenholz
Release Date: 09/22/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 283   Number of Discs: 1
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Mozart: Violin Concertos No 3 & 5 / Sjogren, Schonwandt
Release Date: 09/22/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 282   Number of Discs: 1
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 2 & 4 / Westenholz, Schonwandt
Release Date: 09/23/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 349   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: 1953  
Michael Schønwandt is one of the leading conductors of Scandinavia. He frequently appears on recordings on the Marco Polo-da capo and Chandos labels, and conducts throughout Europe with frequent appearances in America.

Schønwandt was educated at Copenhagen University and went on for higher studies at the Royal Academy of Music from 1975 to 1977. The year he left the Academy he made his conducting debut in Copenhagen. After his initial
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Overture
Act I Scene 1: Ja, disse omme elskovsklange (Lauzannes, Saint Lambert, Montmorency, d'Argenville)
Act I Scene 4: Kaere Greve, ak, det skonne syn af Deres unge frue (Lauzannes, Saint Lambert, Montmorency, Rene)
Act I Scene 5: O, hor mig, forend vi gar ind, Suzon (Rene, Suzon)
Act I Scene 6: Aha, saerdeles net, forsiringer i guld (Scaramouche)
Act I Scene 7: For fanden, av! Mit oje star i flammer (Scaramouche, Jean)
Act I Scene 7: Hvem kommer der? - Scene 8: Ah! fru grevinden! - Scene 9: De har et rart og venligt lille ansigt (Scaramouche, Suzon, Jean, Annette)
Act I Scene 10: Ja, min Salighed! Der kommer nogen (Scaramouche, Suzon)
Act I Scene 11: Der bolger som en uro gennem luften (Suzon, Annette)
Act II Scene 1: Introduzione, quasi tarantella: Fingrene vaek! Jeg tror, hun er gal! (Majordomo, La Scaramouche)
Act II Scene 1: Jeg har en ide - Scene 3: Der har vi direktoren; er I parat (Scaramouche, La Scaramouche, Saint Lambert, Lauzannes, Montmorency)
Act II Scene 3: En vise, sunget af en lille uskyldshvid hyrdinde (La Scaramouche, Saint Lambert, Montmorency, Lauzannes)
Act II Scene 3: Truppens primadonna, fru grevinde - Scene 4: Hvad nu? Er De nu der igen? (Montmorency, Saint Lambert, Lauzannes, Suzon)
Act II Scene 4: Man kan en kat pa kloen (Scaramouche, Suzon)
Act II Scene 4: Men pengene forst - Scene 5: Ga dog, afsindige, ga Deres vej! (Scaramouche, Suzon, Rene)
Act II Scene 6: Du ryster, sig mig kaere, hvad er haendt? (Rene, Suzon)
Act II Scene 7: Hvad er der haendt, hvad skal det betyde? (La Scaramouche, Scaramouche)
Act II Scene 7: Han er tindrende gal! (La Scaramouche) - Interludium
Act II Scene 8: Se der, der kommer hun! - Scene 9: Du laenker mig med Amors rosenkaeder! (Lauzannes, Saint Lambert, Montmorency, La Scaramouche)
Act II Scene 9: Carvel var sig en haedersmand (La Scaramouche, Choir)
Act II Scene 10: Jeg har dromt sa tit om min bryllupsfest (Suzon, Rene)
Act II Scene 11: Nadige frue, gor mig den aere at tomme et glas (d'Argenville, Suzon)
Act II Scene 12: Her er jeg! (Rene, d'Argenville, Montmorency, Saint Lambert, Lauzannes)
Act II Scene 13: Robert! (Rene, Robert, Suzon)
Act III Scene 1: Hvad har jeg gjort! (Rene)
Act III Scene 2: Her bringer jeg notaren, hr. Dumont (Robert, Notary, Rene)
Act III Scene 2: Bed mine venner komme med det samme - Scene 3: Nu vil De le, men det er alvor, hor (Rene, Lauzannes, Saint Lambert, Montmorency)
Act III Scene 4: Til tjeneste, hr. greve (d'Argenville, Rene, Saint Lambert)
Act III Scene 4: Kongen! - Scene 5: Afbryder jeg en spog ved festen? (Scaramouche, King, Saint Lambert, d'Argenville, Rene, Montmorency, Lauzannes)
Act III Scene 5: Hendes Nade (Saint Lambert, Scaramouche, King, La Scaramouche)
Act III Scene 6: Tak, Saint Lambert, min tak skal De ha' (Rene, Lauzannes, Montmorency, Scaramouche, Saint Lambert)
Act III Scene 6: Tillykke med geviret!- Scene 7: Chloe har givet ham slojfen (Montmorency, Rene, Lauzannes, Saint Lambert)
Act III Scene 7: Det er for sent, Rene - Scene 8: Suzon, du gor mig uret (Suzon, Rene, Majordomo)
Act III Scene 8: Kom nu, Rene, nu tier alting stille (Suzon, Rene, Choir)
Act III Scene 9: Ja, disse omme elskovsklange (Lauzannes, Saint Lambert, Montmorency, Notary, Choir)
And God created great whales (Chorus)
Call me Ishmael ? And in the wild conceits (Ishmael)
Hymn: The ribs and terrors in the whale ? With speed he flew to my relief ? My song for ever shall record (Chorus)
At last anchor was up, the sails were set (Ishmael)
Send everyone aft; mastheads there! Come down! (Ahab)
Yonder, by the ever-brimming goblet's rim ? I, the wearer, see not its far flashings ? Dry heat upon my brow? ? Gifted with the high perception ? Good night -...good night (Ahab)
Hist, boys! Let's have a jig! ? Oh! Jolly is the gate (Drunken Sailor) ? Oh! Thou big white God aloft there (Pip)
It was a clear steel-blue day (Ishmael) ? Oh, Starbuck! It is a mild, mild wind ? Aye, toil how we may ? Starbuck! (Ahab)
There she blows! There she blows! (Sailor) ? Starbuck, some men die at ebb tide (Ahab) Oh! My captain, my captain! Go not! Go not! (Starbuck)
Lower away! Stand by the crew! ? I turn my bod from the sun ? Sink all coffins and all hearses (Ahab)
Thus, I give up the spear! (Ahab) ? And I only am escaped alone to tell thee (Ishmael)
I. Prelude: Slowly
II. Scherzo: Presto
III. Adagio -
IV. Interlude: Largo
V. Variations
I. Allegro
II. Poco allegretto (8 bars after tempo marking)
III. Poco adagio quasi andante
IV. Con anima - Allegro
I. Allegro giusto -
I. Adagio non troppo
II. Allegro -
II. Presto -
II. Andante un poco tranquillo -
II. Allegro (Tempo I)
Act I: Overture
Act I: Det var sig humleranken (Upwards crept the tendrils) (Aase)
Act I: Ah! Bliv mig fra livet, Jorgen! (Ah! Let me go, Jorgen!) (Aase, Rane)
Act I: Ha, Rane. Du vil jage pa egen hand! (Ho, Rane! You have hunted alone all day!) (King Erik, Aase, Rane)
Act I: Du lader vente pa dig, vakre pige! (You kept me waiting, pretty maid!) (King Erik, Aase)
Act I: Op alle mand! (Up on your feet, everyone!) (Young men, Maids)
Act I: Jeg kan mig slet ikke kjende (I hardly recognise myself) (Aase, King Erik, Rane)
Act I: Vel modt, marsk Stig! (Welcome, Marshal Stig!) (King Erik, Marshal, Ingeborg, Aase, Rane, Courtiers)
Act I: Aldrig sa jeg slig en due (A dove like this I have never seen before) (King Erik, Ingeborg)
Act I: Det var sig jomfru Svanelil (The maiden Svanelil to church) (Rane, Courtiers)
Act I: Kun pa hende kongen stirrer (The King has eyes for her alone now) (Aase, Ingeborg, King Erik)
Act I: Stolte riddere, skjonne fruer! (Proud knights, beautiful ladies!) (Rane, Courtiers, Aase)
Act I: I din sans ... (I shall steel myself) (King Erik, Aase)
Act I: Se, hvor himlens skyer rode (See how the clouds have reddened) (King Erik, Ingeborg, Rane, Courtiers)
Act II: Den frue sidder pa borgen (My lady sits in the castle) (Maids, Ingeborg)
Act II: Der sprang hans sorte ganger! (That is his black charger) (Ingeborg, Marshal's men)
Act II: Hvor er fru Ingeborg? (Where is Lady Ingeborg?) (Marshal, Ingeborg)
Act II: Til tings! (To the Council!) (The People, Count Jacob and Retinue, Jens Grand and Retinue)
Act II: For tinget saetes (Before the Council sits) (Herald, Jens Grand, King Erik, Marshal)
Act II: Jeg skjotter ej om kongens gods og guld! (I have no time for royal gifts or gold!) (Marshal, Count Jakob, Rane, King Erik, Jens Grand, People ...)
Act III: Sa lover I at lokke ham i baghold? (Do you promise to lure him to the ambush?) (Marshall, Rane, Conspirators)
Act III: En herlig blomsterkost af Danmarks adel! (The flower of Denmark's chivalry!) (Rane, Marshal, Jens Grand, Count Jakob, Arved Bengtse
Act III: Nu er min sjael et flammehav (My soul is a sea of fire) (Ingeborg)
Act III: Staerkt det gar mod ufredstide (War is fast approaching) (Marshall, Ingeborg)
Act III: Til hest, til hest (To horse! To horse!) (Huntsmen, Rane, King Erik)
Act IV: Et praegtigt ildsted! (A splendid place for a fire!) (Arved Bengtsen, Count Jacob)
Act IV: Ingeborg, min sjael, mit hjerte! (Ingeborg, my soul, my heart!) (Marshal)
Act IV: Nej, ingen ojnes! (No, nobody in sight!) (Arved Bengtsen, Count Jakob, Conspirators, Marshal)
Act IV: Et udbraendt bal (The ashes of a fire) (King Erik, Rane)
Act IV: For hvert et vindpust lovet falder (Leaves fall with every wind now) (Aase)
Act IV: Jeg beder for hver en vejfarende sjael (I pray for all wandering souls) (Aase)
Act IV: Favre, sode jomfrumode (Lovely, sweet maiden tryst) (King Erik, Aase)
Act IV: Hvor er hun? (Where is she?) (King Erik, Rane)
Act IV: Ve! De red samme vej som munkene (Alas! They rode the same way as the monks) (Aase)
Act IV: Her kan vi overnatte, herre (Here we can spend the night, sire) (Rane, King Erik, Ingeborg's Ghost)
Act IV: Stat op, kong Erik (Arise, King Erik) (Marshall, Rane, King Erik, Conspirators)
Act IV: Ve! Dankongen i sit blod! (Alas! The King lies in his blood!) (Huntsmen, Peasants, Aase, Monks)
I. Allegro espansivo
II. Andante pastorale
III. Allegretto un poco
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro collerico
II. Allegro comodo e flammatico
III. Andante malincolico
IV. Allegro sanguineo
I. Allegro orgoglioso
II. Andante
III. Allegro comodo - Andante sostenuto - Tempo I
IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco
I. Tempo giusto
II. Humoreske: Allegretto
III. Proposta seria: Adagio
IV. Tema con variazioni
Andante -
Molto allegro -
Adagio -
A tempo giocoso (Moderato)
No. 1. Snart er de lyse Naetters Tid forbi (Soon the time of the bright nights will be past)
No. 2. Og da jeg sejled dit Hus forbi (And when I sailed past your house)
No. 3. Jeg sejled en Nat over Havet (One night, I sailed over the sea)
Overture
Act I: Man siger, Syden har Kvinder
Act I: Allegretto
Act II: Prelude - Allegretto
Act II: Lento molto - Allegro con moto
Act II: Ingen Svale mod Sonder kan vel flyve saa fort
Act II: Jeg havde mig en Datterlil saa let paa Taa!
Act II: Dagen over er Du rig
Act IV: Prelude - Largo
Act IV: Af Arv og Gaeld i mange Led
Act V: Prelude - Allegro non troppo
Act V: Hallo, hallo, hallo!
I. Presto
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Allegretto, assai moderato
IV. Allegro molto e con fuoco
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo, allegro molto vivace
IV. Andante con moto - allegro vivace
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft ?
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam ?
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft ? IV. Lebhaft
Ballade I: Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell
Ballade II: Massig
Ballade III: Sehr massig
Ballade IV: Rauschend festlich
Scene 1: Wie schon ist die Prinzessin Salome heute nacht! (How beautiful is the Princess Salome tonight!) (Narraboth, Page, First Soldier, Second Soldier)
Scene 1: Nach mir wird Einer kommen (After me shall come another) (Jokanaan, Second Soldier, First Soldier, Cappadocian, Narraboth, Page)
Scene 2: Ich will niche bleiben (I will not stay) (Salome, Page)
Scene 2: Siehe, der Herr ist gekommen (The Lord hath come) (Jokanaan, Salome, Second Soldier, Narraboth, Slave, First Soldier)
Scene 2: Jauchze nicht, de Land Palastina (Rejoice not thou land of Palestine) (Jokanaan, Salome, Second Soldier, First Soldier, Page)
Scene 2: Du wirst das fur mich nun (You will do this thing for me) (Salome, Narraboth)
Scene 3: Wo ist er, dessen Sundenbecher jetzt voll ist? (Where is he whose cup of abominations is now full?) (Jokanaan, Salome, Narraboth)
Scene 3: Jochanaan! Ich bin verliebt in deinen Leib (Jokanaan! I am amorous of thy body!) (Salome, Jokanaan, Narraboth)
Scene 3: Wird dir nicht bange, Tochter der Herodias? (Art thou not afraid, daughter of Herodias?) (Jokanaan, Salome)
Scene 4: Wo ist Salome? (Where is Salome?) (Herod, Herodias, First Soldier)
Scene 4: Es ist kalt hier (It is cold here) (Herod, Herodias)
Scene 4: Salome, komm, trink Wein mit mir (Salome, come drink a little wine with me) (Herod, Salome, Herodias)
Scene 4: Sich, die Zeit ist gekommen (Lo! The time has come!) (Jokanaan, Herodias, Herod)
Scene 4: Wahrhaftig, Herr, es ware besser (Truly, my lord, it were better) (Jews, Herod, Herodias, First Nazarene)
Scene 4: Siehe, der Tag ist nahe (So the day is come) (Jokanaan, Herod, First Nazarene, First Jew, Second Nazarene, Herodias)
Scene 4: Eine Menge Menschen wird sich gegen sie sammeln (Let there come up against her a multitude of men) (Jokanaan, Herodias, Herod)
Scene 4: Tanz fur mich, Salome (Dance for me, Salome) (Herod, Herodias, Salome, Jokanaan)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio -
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro molto moderato
II. Adagio -
III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Molto allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo
I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau
I. Allegro
II. Romance
III. Rondo: Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
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


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