Giuseppe Sinopoli


Born: Nov 2, 1946; Italy   Died: Apr 20, 2001; Germany  
Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli was one of the world's great conducting stars. He gave powerful, psychologically penetrating, even expressionist, performances that were often highly controversial. At the age of 12, Sinopoli studied harmony and organ at Messina, then harmony and counterpoint at the Venice Conservatory (1965-1967). At the insistence of his father he simultaneously studied medicine. From 1969 to 1973, he attended the Accademia Musicale Read more Chigiana in Siena, studying under Franco Donatoni. He graduated with his doctorate of medicine in psychiatry and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Padua in 1972. His psychiatry dissertation was on the physiology of the areas of the brain concerned with creating the sensations of sound.
After a period as Donatoni's assistant, Sinopoli was appointed to the faculty of the Venice Conservatory as Professor for Contemporary and Electronic Music. In that year he also took up conducting studies with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. In 1975 he founded the Bruno Maderna Ensemble, an avant-garde music group, while continuing to teach and compose.
He began to make a reputation as a composer. His work, typically, was intense and followed the trend toward serial music that prevailed at the time. He received several major commissions. His largest work was an opera named Lou Salomé, based on the life of a nineteenth century literary figure. It was premiered at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in 1981.
Meanwhile, his work leading the Bruno Maderna Ensemble had been noticed. He began receiving requests to conduct. In 1976 and 1977, respectively, he led highly acclaimed performances of the Verdi operas Aďda and Macbeth in Venice, then the same composer's Macbeth at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Atilla at the Vienna State Opera. Sinopoli's London operatic debut was Puccini's Manon Lescaut at Covent Garden (1983) and his New York debut was at the Metropolitan with Puccini's Tosca (1985). As an operatic conductor, he performed frequently at the Bayreuth Festival, La Scala, and other major opera houses. He is particularly known for his electrifying performances of the Richard Strauss operas Salome and Elektra.
In addition to Bayreuth, Sinopoli was also a frequent guest at the Salzburg, Lucerne and Schlewsig-Holstein Music Festivals. From 1990 until his death, Sinopoli was Director of the Taormina Arte Festival in Sicily. He was appointed principal conductor of the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome (serving there through 1987) and in 1984 became the principal conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, remaining through 1994. In 1987, his position was upgraded to that of music director of the Philharmonia, which he held until 1994. From 1992 to 2001Sinopoli was principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Giuseppe Sinopoli recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. His set of Maderna works won the Grand Prix International du Disque and Premio della Critica Discografia Italiana in 1981. His Manon Lescaut recording won both those prizes in addition to the International Record Critics Award in 1985. Further prizes were a Gramophone Award in 1987 for La forza del destino, the Tokyo Record Academy Prize and Stella d'Oro for Madama Butterfly, three prizes for Tannhäuser, and three for Tosca. Sinopoli's most honored recording was Strauss' Salome, which won the Orphee d'Or, the Stella d'Argento, the Grand Prix de la Nouvelle Academie du Disque, and the Edison Award. In 1994, the Italian government awarded Sinopoli its highest award, the Gran Croce al Merito, for his contribution to arts and music. Giuseppe Sinopoli died at the Deutsche Oper Berlin of a heart attack while conducting the third act of Aďda. Read less
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  • 1.
    Brahms: Complete Choral Works
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002244602 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Andreas Schmidt,  Barbara Bonney,  René Kollo,  Wolfgang Brendel  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Günther Jena
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung  ... 
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    100 Classical Masterworks
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002188102 Release Date: 01/06/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Edvard Grieg,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Lorin Maazel,  Neeme Järvi,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel,  Neeme Järvi,  Herbert von Karajan,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theater Violin Ensemble,  Ansbach Bach Week Soloists Union,  Salzburg Mozarteum Camerata Academica  ... 
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    100 Great Symphonies
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002054602 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Sammartini,  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf,  Johann Christian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Hanna Schwarz,  René Kollo,  Kurt Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Kevin Mallon,  Christopher Hogwood,  Thomas Füri,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aradia Ensemble,  Academy of Ancient Music,  Camerata Bern  ... 
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    Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002046202 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Wolfgang Brendel
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Chorus,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 5.
    Live Concert From The Semper Opera Dresden / Sinopoli
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102321 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Richard Wagner
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
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    Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli, Struckmann, Holle, Sotin, Elming, Bayreuther Festspiele [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 715804 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Poul Elming,  Falk Struckmann,  Linda Watson,  Hans Sotin  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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    Domingo at the Met [Anniversary Edition]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 303160 Release Date: 05/06/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Amilcare Ponchielli,  Pietro Mascagni  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  David [Tenor Vocal] Hamilton,  Allan Glassman,  Paul Plishka  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin,  Giuseppe Patané,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
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    Strauss: Complete Tone Poems & Concertos [13-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002010402 Release Date: 04/15/2014   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Arthur David Krehbiel,  Raymond Kobler,  Heinrich Schiff,  Jean-Yves Thibaudet  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt,  Antal Doráti,  Kurt Masur,  Vladimir Ashkenazy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  Detroit Symphony Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  ... 
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    Richard Strauss: Complete Operas
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002013902 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 33
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Anneliese Rothenberger,  Cäcilie Reich,  Eva Maria Rogner,  Ira Malaniuk  ... 
    Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Karl Böhm,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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  • 10.
    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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  • 11.
    10 Classic Albums / Mischa Maisky [11-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001801402 Release Date: 03/05/2013   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Charles Gounod,  George Frideric Handel,  Jean-Baptiste Lully  ... 
    Performer:  Mischa Maisky,  Pavel Gililov,  Daria Hovora,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Michael Tilson Thomas,  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 12.
    Wagner: Complete Operas [43-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001786402 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 43
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Don Garrard,  Elisabeth Gale,  Della Jones,  April Cantelo  ... 
    Conductor:  Edward Downes,  Heinrich Hollreiser,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Northern Symphony,  BBC Northern Singers,  Leipzig Radio Chorus  ... 
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  • 13.
    Forever Domingo
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001784502 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Agustín Lara,  Nicholas Brodszky,  Salvatore Cardillo,  Ernesto Lecuona  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Sherrill Milnes,  Piero Cappuccilli,  Nicolai Ghiaurov  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcel Peeters,  Karl-Heinz Loges,  Herbert von Karajan,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Elgar: Enigma Variations; Cello Concerto
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001739802 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar
    Performer:  Mischa Maisky
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
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    Beethoven Symphony No 3 / Sinopoli, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Helicon   Catalog: 29653 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Night On Bald Mountain; Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001697702 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky,  Maurice Ravel
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
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  • 17.
    Creepy Classics: Halloween's Greatest Hits
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001594802 Release Date: 09/20/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Gounod,  John T. Williams,  Jerry Goldsmith,  Bernard Herrmann  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Preston
    Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson,  John T. Williams,  John Mauceri,  Bernard Herrmann  ... 
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  • 18.
    Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Sinopoli, Freni, Carreras
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001572002 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Teresa Berganza,  Juan Pons,  Anthony Laciura,  Mark Curtis  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 19.
    The Opera Album 2011
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001566102 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Alfredo Catalani  ... 
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel,  Anna Netrebko,  Andrea Bocelli,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth,  Gianandrea Noseda,  Zubin Mehta,  Antonio Pappano  ... 
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  • 20.
    The Art of Martha Argerich [Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001560902 Release Date: 06/07/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Mischa Maisky,  Gidon Kremer,  Nelson Freire  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Claudio Abbado,  Jörg Faerber,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Mahler Chamber Orchestra,  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
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  • 21.
    Wagner: Parsifal / Sinopoli, Struckmann, Watson, Elming, Holle
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 705908 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Hans Sotin,  Linda Watson,  Falk Struckmann,  Poul Elming  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra,  Bayreuth Festival Chorus
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  • 22.
    The Power & The Glory: Choral Masterpieces
    Label: Warner Classics & Jazz   Catalog: 4682508 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Sophie Marin-Degor,  François Bazola,  Joseph [Tenor Vocals] Cornwell,  Maryseult Wieczorek  ... 
    Conductor:  William Christie,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  John E. Gardiner,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants,  Concentus Musicus Wien
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  • 23.
    Placido Domingo - The Opera Collection [26-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001515202 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 26
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Pietro Mascagni  ... 
    Performer:  Geoffrey Pogson,  Jean Lainé,  Alicia Nafé,  Richard Amner  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Ion Marin,  Georges Prętre,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra  ... 
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  • 24.
    Mahler: Symphony No 7, Kindertotenlieder / Sinopoli, Terfel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437851 Release Date: 12/08/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 25.
    Puccini: Tosca Highlights / Freni, Domingo, Ramey, Terfel, Sinopoli
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437547 Release Date: 12/06/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Angelo Veccia,  Bryn Terfel,  Placido Domingo,  Mirella Freni  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
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