Claus Peter Flor

Biography

Born: March 16, 1953; Leipzig, Germany  
Among the generation of conductors born after the end of WWII, Claus Peter Flor has enjoyed an especially varied career, conducting many of the world's foremost orchestras, leading important opera productions, serving several major orchestras in an ongoing capacity, and frequently recording. As principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, he has been afforded both a steady relationship with a leading orchestra and the time to Read more pursue the numerous other projects offered him. After violin studies in Weimar and Leipzig, Flor trained in conducting first with Rolf Reuter, then with Rafael Kubelik and Kurt Sanderling. Following a variety of guest assignments, Flor was appointed chief director of the Suhl Philharmonic and, not long thereafter, general music director of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. In 1988, he appeared for the first time with the Berlin Philharmonic, receiving a subsequent invitation to return. From 1991 to 1994, Flor was engaged as principal guest conductor of London's Philharmonia Orchestra while simultaneously holding the position of artistic advisor with the Tonhalle-Orchestre Zürich. The latter post continued until 1996. Following that, Flor was appointed principal guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony. In addition to his appointments, Flor has regularly appeared before such European orchestras as Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Vienna Symphony while also conducting such American ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic (United States debut), the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Opera engagements have taken him to Berlin (both the Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper), Brussels, Cologne, Dresden, Hamburg, Munich, and Paris. In the latter city, he led a concert performance of Wagner's Rienzi during the 2001 - 2002 season. Dallas Opera chose him to conduct a 2003 production of La bohčme. Most of Flor's recordings have been made for RCA/BMG Classics. Among the most noteworthy are his Martinu symphonies, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, and miscellaneous works by Weber, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Haydn, and Zemlinsky. A curiosity, Bruch's oratorio Moses was released by Orfeo to positive reviews. Read less
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    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vol 7: 2000-2010
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 12004 Release Date: 02/12/2013   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Richard Strauss,  Alphons Diepenbrock,  Igor Stravinsky  ... 
    Performer:  Vesko Eschkenazy,  Godfried Hoogeveen,  Lars Vogt,  Jorgen Van Rijen  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Elder,  Lorin Maazel,  Claus Peter Flor,  Riccardo Chailly  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Symphony No 9 / Claus Peter Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1856 Release Date: 11/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8, The Golden Spinning Wheel, Scherzo Capriccioso / Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1976 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Kinderklassik: Classical Music For Children, Vol. 2
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300347 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Claude Debussy,  Albert Lortzing  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Rösel,  Hans Sotin,  Georgine Resick,  Gerhard Erber  ... 
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Bernhard Klee,  Kurt Masur  ... 
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    Dvorak: Symphony No 7, Otello Overture, Wood Dove / Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1896 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Label: Pan Classics   Catalog: 10183 Release Date: 01/01/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
    Performer:  Florian Krumpöck
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
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    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol 6 - Live Radio Recordings 1990-2000
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 11004 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Luciano Berio,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Ildiko Komlósi,  Kolos Kovacs,  Martha Argerich,  Ann Murray  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Claus Peter Flor,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Luciano Berio  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Swingle Singers,  Netherlands Radio Women's Chorus
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    Beethoven Highlights
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300204 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Peter Schreier,  Helena Doese,  Theo Adam,  Igor Oistrakh  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny,  Herbert Blomstedt,  Heinrich Schiff,  Günther Herbig  ... 
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    Smetana: Ma Vlast / Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1805 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bedrich Smetana
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Immortal Romance: Tunes Of Timeless Passion From Bach To Rachmaninov
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300104 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann,  Max Reger,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  George Enescu  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Pohl,  Dieter Zechlin,  Günter Kootz,  Jan Vogler  ... 
    Conductor:  Heinz Bongartz,  Heinz Rögner,  Gerhart Wiesenhütter,  Herbert Kegel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra  ... 
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    Lustige Geschichten (Funny Stories)
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300085 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Albert Lortzing,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Dmitri Shostakovich  ... 
    Performer:  Peter Rösel,  Hans Sotin,  Georgine Resick,  Gerhard Erber  ... 
    Conductor:  Bernhard Klee,  Kurt Masur,  Claus Peter Flor,  Hartmut Haenchen  ... 
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    Suk: Asrael Symphony / Flor, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1776 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Josef Suk
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Basics - Beethoven: Piano Concertos No 1-4 / Rosel
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 149302 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Peter Rösel
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Basics - French Symphonies - Bizet, Saint-saens, Franck
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 149362 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  César Franck
    Performer:  Joachim Dalitz,  Jutta Czapski
    Conductor:  Otmar Suitner,  Claus Peter Flor,  Kurt Sanderling,  Günther Herbig
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    Martinu: Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 / Flor, Berlin Symphony
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60154 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Greatest Works - Beethoven / Flor, Konwitschny, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 184262 Release Date: 08/12/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Theo Adam,  Ursula Zollenkopf,  Ingeborg Wenglor,  Hans-Joachim Rotzsch  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Konwitschny,  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Chorus,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Dvorák: Symphony No 8, Serenade / Claus Peter Flor, Royal Po
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60234 Release Date: 07/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Klavier - Greatest Concertos - Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schumann / Rösel, Schmidt, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1281 Release Date: 03/04/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Peter Rösel,  Annerose Schmidt
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Etc / Flor, Berlin Sym
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60119 Release Date: 01/21/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Mikhail Glinka,  Jean Sibelius,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Overtures / Claus Peter Flor, Bamberg Symphony
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 7905 Release Date: 01/07/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Steps In Silence
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1274 Release Date: 12/11/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Camillo Schumann,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Arkadi Zenziper,  Eckart Haupt,  Renate Schorler,  Dieter Zechlin  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Hanell,  Horst Forster,  Burkhard Glaetzner,  Otmar Suitner  ... 
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    Martinu: Symphonies Nos 5 & 6 / Flor, Berlin Symphony Orch
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 7805 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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    Franck: Symphonie, Variations Symphoniques / Flor, Firkusny
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60146 Release Date: 06/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck
    Performer:  Rudolf Firkusny
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2 / Claus Peter Flor, Bamberg So
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60248 Release Date: 06/25/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Julie Kaufmann,  Josef Protschka,  Lucia Popp
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor,  Rolf Beck
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Chorus
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    Saint-saëns: Symphony No 3;  Poulenc: Concerto / Flor, Et Al
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 1374 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc,  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Joachim Dalitz
    Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
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