Michael Schonwandt


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

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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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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)
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
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)
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
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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