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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Active: 1947 -
One of the youngest of America's major orchestras, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra began in 1945 as the Atlanta Youth Symphony, created by members of the Atlanta Music Club to give high-quality performance opportunities to young musicians in the Atlanta area. Over its history, the ensemble has grown from a community orchestra of volunteers and part-time employees to a world-class ensemble with a reputation for musical excellence.

Under the
Read more direction of the gifted conductor and teacher Henry Sopkin, the Atlanta Youth Symphony became the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in 1947. Although still in its fledgling years, the Orchestra flourished under Sopkins' leadership: expanding its repertoire, increasing its programs for young players, and improving the level of musicianship among its members. As it grew, the Orchestra was able to attract world-renowned soloists such as Glenn Gould and Isaac Stern, which further enhanced its reputation as a top-notch regional orchestra. In 1964, the ASO, still an organization of part-time musicians, became a founding member of the Atlanta Arts Alliance, which later became the internationally acclaimed Woodruff Arts Center.

When Sopkin announced his retirement in 1966, an arduous search began to find a replacement for this talented and visionary conductor. The job was offered to Robert Shaw who initially turned down the position because he felt that he was not well-versed enough in orchestral repertoire to "stay ahead of the musicians." When he finally accepted the music director's position in 1967, it was obvious that he was equal to the challenge. Shaw immediately expanded the ASO to 87 full-time musicians, created the 200-voice Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and raised the expected level of musicianship to a new and highly professional standard. He also began to organize significant tours for the ASO which brought national recognition and recording opportunities to the group. Under Shaw's leadership, the ASO performed for the inauguration of President Carter in 1977 and released the first commercial digital orchestral recording for Telarc.

With its national reputation for excellence of musicianship well established, the ASO made numerous recordings, won 15 Grammy Awards and toured internationally under Shaw's direction. In 1988, Shaw retired from his position as ASO music director although he continued to hold the positions of director emeritus and conductor laureate until his death in 1999. Following Shaw's retirement, Yoel Levi became the third music director in ASO history. A conductor of international reputation, Levi has continued the tradition of musical excellence for which the ASO has become known. He led the ensemble on its second European tour in 1991 to enthusiastic audiences. In 1995, the ASO celebrated its 50th anniversary season with two nationwide television broadcasts and a successful tour of the northeastern United States, and performed for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 1996 which was viewed by more than 3.5 billion people worldwide. In 2001, Robert Spano became music director, with Donald Runnicles as principal guest conductor. Read less
The Many Moods Of Christmas / Shaw, Atlanta So & Chorus
Release Date: 10/25/1990   Label: Telarc  
Catalog: 80087   Number of Discs: 1
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Golijov: Ainadamar / Spano, Upshaw, Atlanta So
Release Date: 05/09/2006   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 000642902   Number of Discs: 1
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Christmas with Robert Shaw / Atlanta SO and Chorus
Release Date: 10/14/2008   Label: Musical Concepts  
Catalog: 1051   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 76.
    The Complete Wedding Album - There Is Love
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80490 Release Date: 04/28/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Richard Wagner,  Samuel Barber,  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ... 
    Performer:  Angel Romero,  Joseph Silverstein,  Larry Cooperman,  Michael Chertock  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw,  Erich Kunzel,  Leonard Slatkin,  Keith Clark  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Cincinnati Pops  ... 
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  • 77.
    Barber, Bartok, Vaughan Williams / Shaw, Atlanta So & Chorus
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80479 Release Date: 03/24/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Béla Bartók,  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Carmen Pelton,  Nathan Gunn,  Patricia Nealon,  Pam Elrod  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 78.
    Piano - The Greatest Hits
    Label: Reference Gold   Catalog: 3622 Release Date: 03/03/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  George Gershwin,  Erik Satie,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  Russell Sherman,  Marian Pivka,  Raymond Spasovski,  Garrison Kent  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Slavonic Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 79.
    Holst: The Planets / Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80466 Release Date: 01/27/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Holst
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus Women
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  • 80.
    Beethoven: Overtures / Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80358 Release Date: 07/29/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 81.
    25 Sacred Choral Favorites
    Label: Vox Cameo Classics   Catalog: 8839 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Jocelyne Chamonin,  Georges Abdoun,  Lisa Rautenberg,  Margarethe Bence  ... 
    Conductor:  Gary Cole,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Peter Maag,  Louis Martini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Regent Chamber Orchestra,  Regent Chamber Chorus,  Ludwigsburg Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 82.
    Absolute Heaven / Robert Shaw, Atlanta So & Chorus, Et Al
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80458 Release Date: 04/29/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Hector Berlioz,  Franz Schubert,  Pietro Mascagni  ... 
    Performer:  Michael Sylvester,  William Stone,  Marietta Simpson,  Heidi Grant Murphy  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tampa Bay Master Chorale,  University of South Florida Chorus members,  Ohio State University Choir  ... 
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  • 83.
    Barber: Violin & Piano Concertos / McDuffie, Parker
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80441 Release Date: 02/27/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber
    Performer:  Robert McDuffie,  Jon Kimura Parker
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 84.
    Classical Zoo With Itzhak Perlman, Narrator
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80443 Release Date: 02/25/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Jean Sibelius,  Ottorino Respighi,  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Patrick McFarland,  Itzhak Perlman
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi,  Louis Lane
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 85.
    Glassmasters / Philip Glass
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 62960 Release Date: 02/25/1997   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Philip Glass
    Performer:  Paul Esswood,  Paul Dunkel,  Bernard Fowler,  Michael Riesman  ... 
    Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies,  Michael Riesman,  Christopher Keene,  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra,  Chorus  ... 
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  • 86.
    Kodály: Háry János Suite, Dances Of Galánta, Etc / Levi
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80413 Release Date: 11/12/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Zoltán Kodály
    Performer:  Laura Ardan,  Brice Andrus,  Reid Harris,  James Earl Barnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 87.
    Brava, Jessye! - Olympic Edition - The Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454693 Release Date: 07/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Gustav Mahler,  Mark Watters,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Irwin Gage,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Phillip Moll
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Bernard Haitink,  Mark Watters,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 88.
    Mahler: Symphony No 5 / Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80394 Release Date: 11/14/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 89.
    Mendelssohn: Elijah / Shaw, Bonney, Quivar, Hadley, Hampson
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80389 Release Date: 09/26/1995   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Jerry Hadley,  Florence Quivar,  Marietta Simpson,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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  • 90.
    Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos / Watts, Levi
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80386 Release Date: 05/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  André Watts
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 91.
    Classics - The Power & The Majesty / Shaw, Et Al
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80397 Release Date: 01/24/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin,  Hector Berlioz,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Karl Dent
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Morehouse-Spellman Chorus  ... 
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  • 92.
    Handel Bars - Popular Works Of George Frideric Handel
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80344 Release Date: 07/26/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Jeffrey Curnow,  Eric Ruske,  Scott Hartman,  Sam Pilafian  ... 
    Conductor:  Martin Pearlman,  Robert Shaw,  Keith Clark,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass,  Boston Baroque,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 93.
    Rossini: Overtures / Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80334 Release Date: 06/28/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Patrick McFarland,  Christina Smith,  Christopher Rex
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 94.
    Classical Music For People Who Hate Classical Music
    Label: Classical Heritage   Catalog: 1212 Release Date: 06/09/1994   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Johann Strauss Sr.  ... 
    Performer:  Hans-Christoph Becker-Foss,  Anna Lelkes,  Philippe Entremont,  Joseph Brezina  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Camerata Academica,  London Festival Orchestra,  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra  ... 
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  • 95.
    Beethoven - The Greatest Hits
    Label: Reference Gold   Catalog: 3602 Release Date: 04/13/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Sylvia Cápová,  Jan Czerkow,  Dubravka Tomsic
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  London Festival Orchestra  ... 
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  • 96.
    Classics - Shostakovich: Symphony No 8 / Levi, Atlanta So
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80291 Release Date: 03/29/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 97.
    Grand & Glorious - Great Operatic Choruses / Robert Shaw
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80333 Release Date: 03/29/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pietro Mascagni,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Christine Brewer,  Kevin Maynor,  Karl Dent
    Conductor:  Robert Shaw
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus,  Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus
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  • 98.
    Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé, Pavane For A Dead Princess / Levi
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80352 Release Date: 11/16/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel
    Performer:  Christina Smith
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
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  • 99.
    Prokofiev: Sneaky Pete And The Wolf, Etc / Levi, Atlanta So
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80350 Release Date: 09/28/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Kenneth Broadway,  Ralph Markham,  Peter Schickele
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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  • 100.
    Brahms: Serenade No 1, Variations On Haydn / Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80349 Release Date: 06/29/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Yoel Levi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
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