Thomas Sanderling

Biography

Born: October 2, 1942; Leningrad, Russia  
Russian-born conductor Thomas Sanderling is closely associated with the music of Dmitry Shostakovich. He has conducted a mixture of orchestras worldwide, generally to critical acclaim, and made a number of successful recordings. He has developed an equally respected reputation in opera, particularly for performances in the most important operatic centers in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia. Despite his identity with Shostakovich, his repertory Read more is broad, encompassing Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, and Dvorák, as well as moderns like Karl Weigl and Americans Menotti, Barber, and Tobias Picker.

Sanderling was born in Leningrad on October 2, 1942. His father, conductor Kurt Sanderling, was forced to flee Germany in 1936. Young Thomas studied first at the Leningrad Conservatory, then at the Hochschule für Musik in East Berlin. His first important post came at 24, when he was appointed director of the Hallé Opera. Throughout his early career, he centered his activity mostly in East Berlin, often leading orchestras in Dresden and Leipzig.

In the 1970s he developed a friendship with the declining Shostakovich, who presented Sanderling with scores to his Thirteenth and Fourteenth symphonies. Sanderling later led the German premieres of those controversial works.

After serving as guest conductor at the Berlin Staatskapelle (1978-1983), he began conducting in Western European opera houses, notably at the Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Royal Danish Opera, and Finnish National Opera. Now he also began branching out in his orchestral activity, conducting orchestras throughout Europe and the United States.

In 1992 he was appointed music director of Japan's Osaka Symphony Orchestra. Sanderling's reputation grew as the new century approached, especially from critically successful recordings like his Mahler Sixth Symphony on the Real Sound label, and the complete symphonies of Albéric Magnard, released in 1999-2000 on BIS Records. Sanderling's success in the recording studio continued with the acclaimed Chandos issue in 2000 of works by contemporary American composer Steve Gerber, and in 2002 with a recording of the Karl Weigl Symphony No. 5 on BIS, which received a Cannes Classical Award in 2003, the conductor's second.

In 2004 Sanderling accepted the post of principal guest conductor of the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra. He was active in several festivals honoring Shostakovich in 2006, and among his later recordings was a 2006 DG release of the rarely performed Shostakovich work The Tale of the Priest and His Servant, Balda. Read less
Weigl: Symphony No 5, Etc / Sanderling, Berlin Rso
Release Date: 06/18/2002   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1077   Number of Discs: 1
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Magnard: Symphonies No 1 & 3 / Thomas Sanderling, Malmö So
Release Date: 09/15/1999   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 927   Number of Discs: 1
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Weigl: Symphony No 6, Old Vienna / Sanderling, Francis
Release Date: 01/24/2006   Label: Bis  
Catalog: 1167   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: October 2, 1942; Leningrad, Russia  
Russian-born conductor Thomas Sanderling is closely associated with the music of Dmitry Shostakovich. He has conducted a mixture of orchestras worldwide, generally to critical acclaim, and made a number of successful recordings. He has developed an equally respected reputation in opera, particularly for performances in the most important operatic centers in Germany, Austria, and Scandinavia. Despite his identity with Shostakovich, his repertory Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Verita (Truth)
II. Mattina (Morning)
III. Amore (Love)
IV. Distacco (Separation)
V. Ira (Wrath)
VI. Dante
VII. All'Esule (To the Exile)
VIII. Creativita (Creativity)
IX. Notte (Night)
X. Morte (Death)
XI. Immortalita (Immortality)
I. Andante - Allegro assai
II. Andante sostenuto, quasi adagio
III. Allegro con fuoco
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro scherzando
III. Presto
I. Allegro moderato - Andante
II. Allegro vivace - Andante - Allegro
I. Moderato assai - Piu mosso
II. Andante
III. Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro animato
II. Andante
III. Molto allegro
I. Introduction and Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro molto
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo: Vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro energico - molto maestoso
Recitative: Ah, che troppo ineguali
Aria: O del Ciel Maria Regina
Aria: Tra le fiamme
Recitative: Dedalo gia le fortunate penne
Aria: Pien di nuovo e bel diletto
Recitative: Si, si, pur troppo e vero
Aria: Voli per l'aria
Recitative: L'uomo che nacque per salire
Aria: Tra le fiamme
1. The Love of Captain Lebyadkin
2. The Cockroach
3. The Ball for the Benefit of Governesses
4. A Radiant Personality
1. To A Critic
2. Spring Awakening
3. Discretion
4. Misunderstanding
5. Kreutzer Sonata
First-hand Evidence
A Tricky Request
Caution
Irinka And The Shepherd
Extreme Delight
1. Overture. Allegro non troppo
2. A Fair (Prelude). Allegro
3. A Fair (Continuation). "Krja, krja... Kokokoko"
4. Carousel I. Allegretto
5. Balda's March. Allegretto moderato
6. The Bell-ringer's Dance. Moderato - Allegro molto - Presto
7. Carousel II. Allegretto
8. The Bear's Dance. Moderato
9. Balda's Song. "Bogat moj pop"
10. The Meeting of Balda and the Priest. Moderato
11. Dialogue of Balda and the Priest. "Agde najti mne takogo"
12. Finale of the First Part. "Kresty zoloce nye"
13. A Villlage. Prelude. Presto - "Gospodi, pomiluj"
14. Balda's First Job. Allegro
15. The Metropolitan Priest (Tea-Drinking). "Stalo na serdce"
16. Overture for Evening Party. Allegro non troppo
17. Lullaby. "Spi, spi, popenok"
18. The Priest's Daughter's Dream. Moderato
19. Waltz. Andantino
20. Balda's Second Job. Allegro
21. The Priest's Dance with the Devil. Allegro
22. Dance of the Dead Man. Allegretto
23. Procession of Obscurantists. Moderato
24. Dialogue of Balda and the Old Devil. "Zacem ty, Balda, k nam prilez?"
25. First Dialogue of Balda and the Imp. "Vynyrnul podoslannyj besenok" - "Zdravstvuj, Balda"
26. The Devil's Couplets. Allegro
27. Second Dialogue of Balda and the Imp. "Cego ty hlopoces'?" - "Teper' moja cereda"
28. Three Clicks. Allegro
29. Balda's Gallop. Presto
1. Allegro von brio
2. Presto
3. Allegretto
I. Andante mosso
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Heart of the earth
II. Ray of the sun
III. Suddenly evening
I. Not even the rain
II. Brief journey
III. Those we loved
IV. Lament
I. Evocation (Moderato - Allegro moderato)
II. The Dance around the Golden Calf (Allegro moderato)
III. Paradise Lost (Adagio)
IV. The Four Horsemen (Allegro moderato)
I. Lento - Allegretto - Poco adagio
II. Allegro furioso - Moderato - Allegro furioso - Moderato
III. Sostenuto
I. Maestoso
II. Variations [Largo assai] ?
III. Allegro molto
I. Andante ?
II. Largo ?
III. Allegro
I. Pesante ?
II. Largo ?
III. Allegro vivace ?
IV. Largo
I. Ouverture: Assez anime
II. Danses: Vif
III. Chant varie: Andante con moto
IV. Final: Vif et gai
I. Modere - Allegro
II. Vif
III. Sans lenteur et nuance
IV. Anime
I. Strepitoso - Andante - Allegro marcato - Andante
II. Religioso. [Largo] - Andante - Largo
III. Presto
IV. Molto energico - Meno mosso - Premier Tempo - Largo
I. Introduction et ouverture. Modere - Vif - Movement de l'introduction
II. Danses. Tres vif - Dedoublez - Premier Movement
III. Pastorale. Modere
IV. Finale. Vif
Part I: Overture
Part I: Recitative: Twas at the Royal Feast (Tenor)
Part I: Aria: Happy, Happy, Happy Pair (Tenor)
Part I: Recitative: Timotheus plac'd on high (Tenor)
Part I: The song began from Jove (Soprano)
Part I: The list'ning Crowd (Chorus)
Part I: Aria: With ravish'd ears (Soprano)
Part I: Recitative: The praise of Bacchus (Tenor)
Part I: Aria and Chorus: Bacchus, ever fair and young (Bass and Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Sooth'd with the sound (Tenor)
Part I: He chose a mournful Muse (Soprano)
Part I: Aria: He sung Darius Great and Good (Soprano)
Part I: With downcast Looks (Soprano)
Part I: Behold Darius, great and good (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: The mighty master smil'd to see (Tenor)
Part I: Softly sweet (Soprano)
Part I: Aria: War, he sung, is toil and trouble (Soprano)
Part I: The many rend the skies (Chorus)
Part I: Aria: The Prince, unable to conceal (Soprano)
Part II: Now strike the Golden Lyre (Tenor, Chorus)
Part II: Aria: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries (Bass)
Part II: Give the Vengeance due (Tenor)
Part II: Aria: The Princes applaud with a furious Joy (Tenor)
Part II: Aria and Chorus: Thais led the way (Soprano, Chorus)
Part II: Thus long ago (Tenor)
Part II: Let old Timotheus yield the Prize (Tenor, Bass)
Part II: Let old Timotheus yield the Prize (Chorus, Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano)
I. Wahrheit
II. Der Morgen
III. Liebe
IV. Trennung
V. Zorn
VI. Dante
VII. Dem Verbannten
VIII. Das Schaffen
IX. Nacht
X. Tod
XI. Unterblichkeit


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