Sixten Ehrling

Biography

Born: April 3, 1918; Malmö, Sweden   Died: February 13, 2005; New York, NY  
Sixten Ehrling has become one of the most famous Swedish conductors.

He studied violin and piano as a child. When he entered the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm he continued with those instruments and also studied conducting and composition. He pursued conducting studies in London (with Albert Wolff) and in Paris. He briefly pursued the career of a concert pianist, but soon became an assistant to Karl Böhm in Dresden while also taking
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He returned to Sweden as a coach at the Royal Opera, Stockholm, and made a conducting debut there in 1940. In 1942 he made his debut as a concert conductor in Göteborg (Gothenburg), soon leading to his appointment as music director of the Stockholm Concert Society.

In 1953 he took the position of principal conductor and music director of the Stockholm Royal Opera. As such, he showed an interest in unusual repertory, and led productions of practically forgotten operas and bold new works, such as Blomdahl's Aniara, a science-fiction opera that was the first opera to include electronic music interludes. In 1954 he taught the course for conductors in the Salzburg Mozarteum.

He retained his post at the Stockholm Royal Opera until 1960. Meanwhile, in 1963 he succeeded Paul Paray as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (through 1973). Beginning in that year he took a position teaching conducting at New York's Juilliard School and regularly conducting at the Metropolitan Opera. These associations lasted until 1987.

He was music director of the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra (1974 - 1976), musical adviser and principal guest conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra (1978 - 1985) and artistic adviser of the San Diego Symphony (1985 - 1988). Read less
Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Etc / Ehrling, Swedish Radio So
Release Date: 03/25/1994   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 400   Number of Discs: 1
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Berwald: The Four Symphonies, Etc / Ehrling, Malmö So
Release Date: 12/17/1996   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 795/796   Number of Discs: 2
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Biography

Born: April 3, 1918; Malmö, Sweden   Died: February 13, 2005; New York, NY  
Sixten Ehrling has become one of the most famous Swedish conductors.

He studied violin and piano as a child. When he entered the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm he continued with those instruments and also studied conducting and composition. He pursued conducting studies in London (with Albert Wolff) and in Paris. He briefly pursued the career of a concert pianist, but soon became an assistant to Karl Böhm in Dresden while also taking
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto in moto perpetuo
I. Allegro con energia
II. Adagio maestoso
III. Stretto
IV. Finale
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Finale
I. Allegro fuocoso
II. Adagio - Scherzo. Allegro assai - Adagio
III. Finale. Presto
I. Allegro risoluto
II. Adagio - attacca -
III. Scherzo
IV. Finale
I. Exaudi oratorionem mea, Domine
II. Expectans expectavi, Dominum
III. Laudate Dominum
Part 1 : L'adoration de la Terre (The Adoration of the Earth)
Part 2: Le Sacrifice (The Sacrifice)
Act I: Prelude
Act I: Della mia bella incognita
Act I: Ballata: Questa o quella
Act I: Partite?...Crudele!
Act I: Gran nuova! gran nuova!
Act I: Ch'io gli parli
Act I: Quel vecchio maledivami!
Act I: Signor?...Va, non ho niente
Act I: Pari siamo!
Act I: Figlia!...Mio padre!...
Act I: Deh non parlare al misero
Act I: Gia da tre lune
Act I: Ah! veglia, o donna
Act I: Giovanna, ho dei rimorsi!
Act I: E il sol dell'anima
Act I: Che m'ami, deh, repetimi...
Act I: Addio, addio, speranza ed anima
Act I: Gualtier Malde...
Act I: Caro nome
Act I: Riedo!...perche?
Act I: Zitti, zitti
Act I: Soccorso, padre mio
Act III: Chi e mai
Act III: V'ho ingannato...
Act III: Lassu in cielo


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