Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1979 -
The 90-member Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is the leading symphonic organization of Southeast Asia. The orchestra was founded in 1979 by conductor Choo Hoey, who led it for 18 years. It had 41 members at the start. It received support from the government, which agreed with Choo's mission to make the orchestra a world-class orchestra to represent the nation and to build understanding of classical music. The SSO has frequently recorded, Read more specializing originally on Asian compositions. Since obtaining a relationship with the independent Swedish label BIS, it has expanded its repertoire on CD to included the Tchaikovsky ballet suites, the first-ever integral set of symphonies of Alexander Tcherepnin, and recordings of Scandinavian trombone concerto music, as well as music by Chinese composer Tan Dun. The orchestra had undertaken successful tours of Europe (including Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Britain, Greece, and Turkey), and was the first Southeast Asian orchestra invited by the National Orchestra of France to perform in their home, the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In 1998 it made its first appearance in Hong Kong. In 2001, the group toured China. The SSO plays a weekly schedule, presenting over 110 concerts per year. Nearly 80 percent of its membership is Singaporean. It performs at the historic Victoria Concert Hall, and in its popular concerts, at an open-air stage at the Botanic Gardens. In 1997 Choo stepped down from the leadership of the orchestra after hand-picking as his successor the young Shanghai-born maestro Shui Lan (Chinese name order) or Lan Shui (European order). Read less

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Biography

Active: 1979 -
The 90-member Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is the leading symphonic organization of Southeast Asia. The orchestra was founded in 1979 by conductor Choo Hoey, who led it for 18 years. It had 41 members at the start. It received support from the government, which agreed with Choo's mission to make the orchestra a world-class orchestra to represent the nation and to build understanding of classical music. The SSO has frequently recorded, Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Hochzeitsmarsch: Variationen
II. Brautlied: Intermezzo
III. Serenade: Scherzo
IV. Im Garten: Andante
V. Tanz: Finale
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro quasi presto
IV. Andante assai - Allegro alla breve
I. Allegro sostenuto - Allegretto marziale
II. Allegro assai
III. Adagio
IV. Vivo - Andante
Introduction: Allegro vivace
Variation 1: Precedente
Theme: L'istesso tempo
Variation 2: L'istesso tempo
Variation 3: L'istesso tempo
Variation 4: Piu vivo
Variation 5: Tempo precedente
Variation 6: L'istesso tempo
Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
Variation 8: Tempo I
Variation 9: L'istesso tempo
Variation 10: Poco marcato
Variation 11: Moderato
Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto
Variation 13: Allegro
Variation 14: L'istesso tempo
Variation 15: Piu vivo scherzando
Variation 16. Allegretto
Variation 17: (Allegretto)
Variation 18: Andante cantabile
Variation 19: A tempo vivace
Variation 20: Un poco piu vivo
Variation 21: Un poco piu vivo
Variation 22: Un poco piu vivo (Alla breve)
Variation 23. L'istesso tempo
Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso
I. Lento - Allegro moderato
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Allegro
I. Andante ma non troppo
II. Lento e molto espressivo
III. Allegro molto
I. Metal
II. Wood
III. Water
IV. Fire
V. Earth
I. Chi Lin's Dance
II.
I. -
II. -
III. Allegro
I. Jiu huang ye: Con forza
II. Bean nighe: Largo notturno
III. Ellyllon: Vivace
IV. Te Mangoroa: Largo
V. Coyote: Energico
VI. Tengu: Allegro di molto
VII. Wah'Koh-Tah: Sereno, luminoso
I. Amigas de los pajaros (Friends of the Birds): Vivo
II. Anochecer (Sunset): Calmo
III. Mujeres alcanzando la luna (Women Reaching for the Moon): Moderato
IV. Musicas dormidas (Sleeping Musicians): Adagio
V. La gran galaxia (The Great Galaxy): Tranquillo
I. Overture (with Friends): Allegramente
II. Variations: Andante calmato
III. Finale: Allegro energico
I. Moderato
II. Alegro
I. Ouverture
II. Einzug
III. Tanz
IV. Finale
I. Allegro con moto
II. Larghetto, poi animato molto
I. Farandoulo di Chatouno
II. Cansoun per ma mio
III. La Boumanio
IV. Dis Alyscamps, l'amo souspire
V. Lou Cabridan
I. Vif
II. Modere
III. Brazileira
I. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
II. Jeux de vagues
III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer
I. Seascape
II. Sea-foam
III. Moonlight
IV. Storm
I. Eastern Chamber Dream (Moderato)
II. Yan Kuei Fei's Love Sacrifice (Sostenuto - Animato)
III. Road to Yunnan (Allegretto)
I. Lion Dance. Energetically
II. YangKo. Elastically
III. Muqam. Fierily
Romance of Hsiao and Ch'in
Dance
I. The Night Deepens
II. Prelude to Water Tune
III. Speedy Wind
I. Spring
II. Summer
III. Autumn
IV. Winter
I. Maestoso
II. Slow
III. Allegro
I. Psalm 130
II. Prologue - Psalm 95 - Psalm 27 - Fugue - Psalm 24 - Psalm 121 - Psalm 24
I. Introduction: Harvest
II. Song: Reminiscences of a song from childhood
III. Lullaby
IV. Dance I: Love Song
V. Interlude: The bells rang out good morning
VI. Dance II
VII. Finale
I. Allegro
II. Lento - Maestoso - Lento
III. Vivace
I. Triomphale
II. Menuet giocoso
III. Ballade et Polonaise (Tema con variazione)
I. eighth note = 116
II. eighth note = 60
III. Scherzando: eighth note = 126
I. Introduction - Cadenza
II. "To walk where the bold man makes a halt"
III. "To row against a rushing stream"
IV. "To believe in an insane dream"
V. "To smile despite unbearable pain"
Introduction
Theme and Variations
I. Chi Lin´s Dance
II.
I. Prelude
II. Fanfare
III. The Stream Flows
IV. Finale. The Three Gorges of the Long River
I. From the Mountains
II. From the River Valley
III. From the Savage Land
IV. Wish You Were Here
I. Dance of the Wind
II. The Rideau Canal 3 a.m.
III. Rain Dance
I. Allegretto
II. Andante tranquillo
III. Grave molto
IV. Moderato rubato
I. Lento - Animato, risoluto - Allegretto
II. Allegro pesante
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro - Maestoso - Allegro risoluto
I. Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Animato
I. Moderato
II. Allegro, tempo di valse
III. Andante con moto
I. Maestoso - Allegro risoluto
II. Vivace
III. Andante
IV. Allegretto con anima - Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andantino
III. Animato, ma poco rubato - Molto animato - Tranquillo - Animato
I. Sostenuto - Allegro
II. Lento
III. Allegro
IV. Poco sostenuto - Allegretto


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