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Hartmut Haenchen

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Born: March 21, 1943; Dresden, Germany  
As the head conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the principal guest conductor with the Deutschen Staatsoper (German State Opera) in Berlin since 1995, Hartmut Haenchen (originally spelled Hänchen) is noted for the clear, precise phrasing and sumptuously sonorous tones he evokes from his musicians. In his youth, Haenchen was a member of the Kreuzchor in Dresden. As a 15-year-old cantor, he was Read more conducting performances and led a revival of J.A. Hasse's Requiem when he was 17. That year, he entered the Dresden Hochschule für Musik, and later attended rehearsals for the Bayreuth Festival and of Herbert von Karajan's concerts. In 1966, Haenchen was engaged as the director of the choral society known as the Robert Franz Singakademie in Halle and also conducted the Hallé Orchestra. From 1972-1973, he was Kapellmeister of the Zwickau Theatre. He soon became a regular guest conductor at the Deutschen Staatsoper in Berlin and the Dresden Staatsoper, as well as conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic from 1973 through 1976. From 1976-1979, he was music director of the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle and Staatstheater in Schwerin, and conducted performances at the Komische Oper (Comic Opera) in Berlin. Since 1980, Haenchen has acted as the artistic director of the Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra, which was founded in Berlin and has presented revivals of C.P.E. Bach's music from re-discovered manuscripts. The ensemble has appeared in many television productions, has received awards for several recordings, and regularly tours. Haenchen has led over 50 premieres as principal guest conductor with the Netherlands Opera, including Handel's Giustino, Verdi's Don Carlos, Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila, Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa and Eugene Onegin, Richard Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow) and Capriccio, Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, Alban Berg's Wozzeck, Szymanowski's Król Roger, and Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mensk and The Nose. Haenchen also serves as the designated director of the Dresdener Musikfestspiele and continues to make guest appearances with orchestras throughout Europe, the U.S., Japan, and Canada. He has conducted operas in Bologna, Geneva, Jerusalem, London, Munich, New York, Stuttgart, Warsaw, Vienna, and Wiesbaden. Read less
Wagner: Parsifal / Haenchen, Richards, Larsson, Rootering, Mayer, Tomasso
Release Date: 01/28/2014   Label: Bel Air Classiques  
Catalog: 97   Number of Discs: 2
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C. P. E. Bach: Die Letzten Leiden Des Erlosers / Haenchen, Trekel, Schafer, Schuring, Elster
Release Date: 07/29/2014   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 60808   Number of Discs: 1
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Gluck: Orfeo Ed Euridice / Haenchen, Kowalski, Webster
Release Date: 11/20/2001   Label: Kultur Video  
Catalog: 58   Number of Discs: 1
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Wagner: Das Rheingold / Haenchen. Bröcheler, Clark, Merritt
Release Date: 04/18/2006   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 946   Number of Discs: 2
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Mozart: Jupiter Symphony, Piano Concerto No 20, Etc / Vladar, Haenchen
Release Date: 03/21/2006   Label: Euroarts  
Catalog: 2055088   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 51.
    Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen / De Nederlandse Opera
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 702 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Jeanine Altmeyer,  Heinz Kruse,  Graham Clark,  John Bröcheler  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Hague Residentie Orchestra
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  • 52.
    Wagner: Die Walküre / De Nederlandse Opera
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 947 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Jeanine Altmeyer,  John Keyes,  John Bröcheler,  Kurt Rydl  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Wagner: Götterdämmerung / De Nederlandse Opera
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 949 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Wolfgang Schöne,  Jeanine Altmeyer,  Henk Smit,  Heinz Kruse  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 54.
    Wagner: Siegfried / De Nederlandse Opera
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 948 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Henk Smit,  John Bröcheler,  Jeanine Altmeyer,  Heinz Kruse  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Weber: Symphony No 1;  Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No 10;  Etc
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 53109 Release Date: 08/18/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Wagner,  Hugo Wolf,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 56.
    Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 95; Schubert: Death & The Maiden (Arr. Mahler) / Haenchen
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1323 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 57.
    Elegie - Musik zur Besinnung
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 182572 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Anton Bruckner,  Joao Domingos Bomtempo,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané,  Heinz Rögner,  None,  Rudolf Mauersberger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 58.
    Mozart: Concert Arias / Christiane Oelze
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1325 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Christiane Oelze
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Neue Musik In Der Ddr Vol 3 - Bredemeyer: Oboe Concerto & Chamber Works
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 13032 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Reiner Bredemeyer,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Ludwig Güttler,  Burkhard Glaetzner,  Nancy Bello,  Roswitha Trexler  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen,  Christoph-Albrecht von Kamptz,  Otmar Suitner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra,  Chorus
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  • 60.
    Requiem - Music For Mourning
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 43192 Release Date: 07/08/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joao Domingos Bomtempo,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Pischner,  Eckart Haupt,  Karl Suske,  Annerose Schmidt  ... 
    Conductor:  Heinz Rögner,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Kurt Sanderling,  Peter Schreier  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Chorus,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 61.
    Greatest Works - Horn - Haydn, Schumann, Brahms, Rossini, Etc / Damm, Haenchen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1288 Release Date: 04/08/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Robert Schumann,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Damm,  Johannes Friemel,  Dieter Pansa,  Klaus Pietzonka  ... 
    Conductor:  Siegfried Kurz,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Eduard Melkus
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Berlin State Opera Chamber Players,  Cappella Sagittariana  ... 
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  • 62.
    Sounds For The Soul
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1273 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Domenico Cimarosa,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Annerose Schmidt,  Eckart Haupt,  Werner Tast,  Burkhard Glaetzner  ... 
    Conductor:  Heinz Bongartz,  Kurt Masur,  Wolf-Dieter Hauschild,  Hartmut Haenchen  ... 
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  • 63.
    Beautiful Baroque - Bach, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 8598 Release Date: 09/18/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Igor Oistrakh,  David Oistrakh,  Johannes Walter,  Manfred Schumann  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny,  Friedmann Bätzel,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Zeljko Straka  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra
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  • 64.
    Wagner: Siegfried / Haenchen, Et Al
    Label: Etcetera Records   Catalog: 5502 Release Date: 09/18/2007   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Albert Dohmen,  Elena Zhidkova,  Birgitta Svendén,  Michaela Schuster  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 65.
    Discovering Masterpieces - Mozart: Jupiter Symphony
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056018 Release Date: 08/28/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 66.
    Vivaldi, Telemann: Oboe Concertos / Glaetzner, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1386 Release Date: 06/05/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Walter Heinz Bernstein,  Burkhard Glaetzner
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Mozart - Greatest Hits
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2010005 Release Date: 02/27/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager,  René Pape,  Sharon Kam,  Mitsuko Uchida  ... 
    Conductor:  Gianluigi Gelmetti,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Gewandhaus Quartet,  Italian Switzerland Radio/TV Orchestra  ... 
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  • 68.
    C.P.E. Bach: Organ Concertos / Munch, Haenchen
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 71123 Release Date: 01/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Roland Munch
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 69.
    Rosetti: Piano Concerto, Oboe, Concerto / Goritzki, Glaetzner, Haenchen
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 71114 Release Date: 01/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Rosetti
    Performer:  Andrew Joy,  Burkhard Glaetzner,  Christine Schornsheim
    Conductor:  Johannes Goritzki,  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra,  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra,  Berlin Baroque Compagney
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  • 70.
    Wagner: Siegfried / Kruse, Clark, Haenchen
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 948 Release Date: 06/20/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  John Bröcheler,  Henk Smit,  Graham Clark,  Heinz Kruse  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 71.
    Wagner: Das Rheingold / Haenchen. Bröcheler, Clark, Merritt
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 946 Release Date: 04/18/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Reinhild Runkel,  Henk Smit,  John Bröcheler,  Graham Clark  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
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  • 72.
    Sileo - Music Of Serenity - Schubert, Barber, Brahms, Et Al
    Label: Art   Catalog: 8285 Release Date: 03/28/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Schubert,  Samuel Barber,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Sebastian Knauer,  Jan Vogler,  Peter Rösel,  Renate Schorler  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Sanderling,  Kurt Sanderling,  Heinz Bongartz,  Rolf Kleinert  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Gaia Scienza,  Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 73.
    Mozart: Jupiter Symphony, Piano Concerto No 20, Etc / Vladar, Haenchen
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2055088 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Stefan Vladar
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 74.
    Mozart, Haydn: Violin Concertos / Skride, Haenchen, Et Al
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 97749 Release Date: 10/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Franz Schubert,  Michael Haydn
    Performer:  Baiba Skride
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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  • 75.
    Simply Christmas
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 94769 Release Date: 10/11/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James Pierpont,  Franz Schubert,  Franz Xaver Gruber,  Richard Storrs Willis  ... 
    Performer:  Michel Legrand,  Alexandre Lagoya,  Jean-Pierre Rampal,  Ayako Shinozaki  ... 
    Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
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