Martin Haselböck

Biography

Born: November 23, 1954; Vienna, Austria  
Martin Haselböck has been counted among the world's most prominent organists since the mid-'70s, making over 50 recordings and giving numerous concerts at the world's major concert venues. From the early '80s he has been active as a conductor, too, both in concert and in operatic performances, turning out even more recordings in this role, mostly with his own Vienna Akademie Ensemble in repertory favoring J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Read more Schubert.

Haselböck was born in Vienna on November 23, 1954. After keyboard and composition studies at home at the Musikhochschule, he traveled to Paris for further study (on organ) with Daniel Roth and Jean Langlais. He captured first prize in the 1972 Vienna-Melk organ competition, then launched his professional career the following year. While maintaining a busy concert schedule he accepted two prestigious organist posts in Vienna, the first at St. Augustine's Church, the second at the Vienna Hofkapelle (1977).

In the 1980s Haselböck began to conduct regularly. In 1985 he founded the period-instrument orchestra, the Vienna Akademie Ensemble, though he continued to guest conduct other orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and numerous others. He maintained both his organ and conducting careers while holding teaching posts in organ as well, first at Iowa's Luther College (1977), then at the Vienna Musikhochschule (1979) and later at the Lübeck Musikhochschule (1986).

Haselböck soon began conducting opera, and by 1991 became recognized as a major talent when he led an acclaimed performance of Don Giovanni at the Prague Mozart Festival. In the meantime, he took on large projects on organ, recording cycles of works by J.S. Bach and Liszt, as well as numerous individual compositions that included organ concertos by Haydn and Krenek.

In the new century, Haselböck has continued to score triumphs on all fronts, but with his productions of operas by Handel gaining particular notice: Acis and Galatea (2000), Radamisto (2002), and Il trionfo del tempo (2004), the latter pair staged at the Salzburg Festival. He maintained his interest in teaching, as well, holding a professorship in organ at the University of Vienna.

Beginning with the 2005-2006 concert season, Haselböck assumed duties as music director of Musica Angelica, an ensemble dedicated to Baroque music and based in Los Angeles. His inaugural concert featured a warmly received all-Bach program, in which Haselböck also played the organ for Cantata No. 35. Read less
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  • 1.
    Mozart: Complete Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 1116167 Release Date: 09/02/2014   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Margaret Urquhart,  Pieter-Jan Belder,  Marten Boeken,  Remy Baudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Jaap ter Linden,  Paul Freeman,  János Ferencsik,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amsterdam Mozart Academy,  Musica Amphion,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Franz Liszt Transcriptions
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777472 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Christian Schmitt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsche Radio Philharmonie
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    Bach: Cantatas
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2013011 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Jeremy Joseph,  Gonzalo Ruiz,  William Skeen,  Martin Patscheider  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
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    Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies  / Haselbock, Orchester Wiener Akademie
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777797 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    The Sound Of Weimar Vols. 1-5 - Franz Liszt / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60260 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Ilja Karol
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra,  Chorus Sine Nomine
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    Mozart Complete Edition [170 CDs + CD-ROM]
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94251 Release Date: 09/04/2012   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Angela Bucci,  Baltazar Zuniga,  Elena Biscuola,  Abramo Rosalen  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Favero,  Ton Koopman,  Paul Freeman,  Jaap ter Linden  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oficina Musicum,  Radio Chamber Orchestra,  Musica Amphion  ... 
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    The Sound Of Weimar 5 - Liszt: Prometheus, Festklange / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60255 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    The Sound Of Weimar 4 - Liszt: Tasso, Le Triomphe Funebre Du Tasse / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60254 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    Sound Of Weimar Vol 3 - Liszt: Hunnenschlacht, Hungaria, Mazeppa / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60250 Release Date: 01/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    Mayrocker/Haselbock: Requiem Fur Ernst Jandl; Jandl/Haselbock: Weltgebrauche
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60249 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Martin Haselböck
    Performer:  Chris Pichler,  Martin Haselböck
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    Sound Of Weimar Vol 2 - Liszt: Les Preludes, Orpheus / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60246 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    Telemann Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94104 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 29
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Theunis Van der Zwart,  Kate Clark,  Erwin Wieringa,  Remy Baudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Belder,  Nicol Matt,  Iona Brown,  Martin Haselböck  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Amphion,  Kurpfälzisches Chamber Orchestra,  Mannheim Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    The Giacomo Variations - John Malkovich As Mozart's Casanova
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101570 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Florian Boesch
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    The Sound Of Weimar Vol 1 - Liszt: Dante Symphony / Haselbock
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60234 Release Date: 03/29/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Ilja Karol
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra,  Chorus Sine Nomine
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    Mozart Edition - Complete Works
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94051 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 170
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Angela Bucci,  Baltazar Zuniga,  Elena Biscuola,  Abramo Rosalen  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Favero,  Ton Koopman,  Paul Freeman,  Jaap ter Linden  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oficina Musicum,  Radio Chamber Orchestra,  Musica Amphion  ... 
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    Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel / Haselbock, Kreusch, Brobo, Cappella Istropolitana
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60216 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
    Performer:  Aleksandra Zamojska,  Irmgard Vilsmaier,  Susan Kreusch,  Bernarda Bobro  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
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    The Infernal Comedy: Confessions Of A Serial Killer
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60223 Release Date: 08/31/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  Laura Aikin,  John Malkovich,  Aleksandra Zamojska
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy
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  • 18.
    Top 100 Favorite Classical Melodies
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94027 Release Date: 05/04/2010   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Georges Bizet,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Sara Crombach,  Vladislaw Warenberg,  Martijn van den Hoek,  Marc Grauwels  ... 
    Conductor:  Bohdan Warchal,  Enrique Bátiz,  Mark Ermler,  Georgi Robev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Harp Ensemble,  London Baroque,  Musica ad Rhenum  ... 
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    Gal: Complete Organ Works / Matyas, Haselbock, Vienna Academy
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60162 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hans Gál
    Performer:  István Mátyás,  Adrineh Simonian
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy Orchestra
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    Handel: Acis & Galatea / Martin Haselbock / Haselbock, Perillo, Bleeke, Hite
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60183 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  William Hite,  Linda Perillo,  Mark Bleeke,  Florian Boesch  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
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    Herbeck: Symphony no 4
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60150 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  J. Ritter von Herbeck
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
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    Bach: Cantatas / Haselbock, Labelle, Boesch
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60199 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Dominique Labelle,  Florian Boesch
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Telemann: Concerto For Trumpet / Hasselbock, Et Al
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60194 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Elizabeth Blumenstock,  Gonzalo Ruiz,  Stephen Schultz,  Martin Patschneider  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
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    Mozart: Zaide K 344 / Haselbock, Monar, Brutscher, Hilz, Schafer, Et Al
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777281-2 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Markus Brutscher,  Markus Schäfer,  Isabel Monar
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Academy
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    Handel: Acis & Galatea / Martin Haselbock / Haselbock, Perillo, Bleeke, Hite
    Label: Nca   Catalog: 60183 Release Date: 01/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Mark Bleeke,  Linda Perillo,  William Hite,  Gerald Thomas Gray  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Haselböck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra
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