Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Biography

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe is one of the top smaller orchestral ensembles in the world.

It was formed in 1981 by a group of young professional musicians based in Europe. At that time an international trend was developing to establish permanent orchestras of between 30 and 60 members, smaller than the usual symphony orchestra, but the right size to play many Classical- and Baroque-era works and numerous works for smaller orchestras
Read more composed in the twentieth century.

Although many of the founding members have gone on to important positions in standard orchestras and prominence as solo artists, most of them have remained with the COE since then. The orchestra's schedule usually calls for 150 days a year of commitment, including rehearsals, appearances at major music festivals, individual concerts, and limited tours (mostly in Europe, but sometimes to North America and Japan).

The orchestra is a self-governing organization. Its 50 members elect, annually, a four-man executive committee, who are responsible for business and artistic management of the COE, together with a chairman and general manager. There is no principal conductor, music director, or artistic adviser. Instead, its members bring their widely diverse backgrounds to their gatherings and make suggestions as to repertory. The COE, however, commonly performs with a conductor. A stellar array of maestros have led them. The ones most closely linked to them are Claudio Abbado and Nikolas Harnoncourt (who have recorded a Schubert and a Beethoven symphony cycle, respectively, with the COE). However, other famous conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Christoph Eschenbach, Heinz Holliger, Paavo Berglund, Edo de Waart, and Herbert Blomstedt, have appeared on the COE's podium, in just one typical year.

The COE records frequently and won Gramophone Record of the Year awards three times, for the above-mentioned Beethoven and Schubert cycles and for their work on Abbado's recording of Rossini's Il Viaggio ŕ Reims.

It is not identified with a particular city, but has a working relationship with a number of orchestras and rehearsal-performance venues, including the Kammermusiksaal der Philharmonie in Berlin, Ferrara Musica in Italy, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and the Styriarte Festival in Graz and the Salzburg Festival, where the members often assemble to work and perform. Read less
Stravinsky: Apollon Musagete / Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
Release Date: 09/01/2009   Label: Linn Records  
Catalog: 330   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 101.
    Schubert: Mass in G; Schumann: Requiem for Mignon / Bonney, Abbado
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435486 Release Date: 07/13/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jorge Antonio Pita,  Andreas Schmidt,  Barbara Bonney,  Margaretha Hintermeier  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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  • 102.
    Classics For Kids
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 61489 Release Date: 06/08/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Raymond Scott,  Maurice Ravel,  Johannes Brahms,  Heitor Villa-Lobos  ... 
    Performer:  Al Hirt,  Leo Litwin,  Martin Hoherman,  Samuel Lipman  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler,  Eduardo Mata,  Morton Gould,  Georges Prętre  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops,  Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Morton Gould Orchestra  ... 
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  • 103.
    Schubert: Soiree / Gidon Kremer, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 437535 Release Date: 05/31/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer,  Richard Lester,  Diemut Poppen,  Gabrielle Lester
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 104.
    Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Domingo, Battle, Abbado
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435763 Release Date: 04/13/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi,  Lucio Gallo,  Carlos Chausson,  Gabriela Sima  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus
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  • 105.
    Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Harnoncourt, Mei, Lipovsek
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 74884 Release Date: 03/09/1993   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Eva Mei,  Robert Holl,  Marjana Lipovsek,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 106.
    Dances For Flute / James Galway
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60917 Release Date: 02/09/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Saverio Mercadante,  Fritz Kreisler,  François Joseph Gossec  ... 
    Performer:  Kevin Conneff,  James Galway,  Marisa Robles,  Graham Oppenheimer
    Conductor:  Marisa Robles,  Claudio Scimone,  Charles Gerhardt,  James Galway  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Marisa Robles Harp Ensemble,  The Chieftains,  National Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 107.
    Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos / Boyd, Blankestijn, COE
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 435873 Release Date: 12/01/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Harold Lister,  Douglas Boyd,  Howard Penny,  Marieke Blankestijn
    Conductor:  Marieke Blankestijn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 108.
    Beethoven: Symphonies 1-9 / Harnoncourt, CO Of Europe
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 46452 Release Date: 10/11/1991   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Charlotte Margiono,  Birgit Remmert,  Rudolf Schasching,  Robert Holl  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 109.
    Rossini: Overtures / Abbado, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431653 Release Date: 06/14/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 110.
    Schubert: Rosamunde / Abbado, Von Otter, CO of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431655 Release Date: 06/14/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Ernst Senff Chamber Choir
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  • 111.
    Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf, Etc / Sting, Abbado
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 429396 Release Date: 05/07/1991   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Stefan Vladar,  Sting
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 112.
    Bach: Keyboard Concertos BWV 1052-1058 / András Schiff
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425676 Release Date: 08/02/1990   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  András Schiff
    Conductor:  András Schiff
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 113.
    Bach: Oboe Concertos BWV 1053, 1055, 1059 / Douglas Boyd
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 429225 Release Date: 02/01/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Douglas Boyd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 114.
    Schubert: Symphonies 3 & 4 / Abbado, CO Of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 423653 Release Date: 01/11/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 115.
    James Galway - Serenade
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 60033 Release Date: 06/28/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Riccardo Drigo,  Gabriel Fauré,  Sergei Rachmaninov  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  Marisa Robles,  Ayako Shinozaki,  Kazuhito Yamashita  ... 
    Conductor:  James Galway,  Charles Gerhardt,  Charles Dutoit,  Hiroyuki Iwaki  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 116.
    Schubert: Symphony No 8, Grand Duo (Orchestrated by Joseph Joachim) / Abbado, CO of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 423655 Release Date: 05/02/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 117.
    Schubert: Symphony no 9, Rosamunde Overture / Abbado, COE
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4236562 Release Date: 05/02/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 118.
    Schubert: Symphonies 1 & 2 / Abbado, Co Of Europe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 423652 Release Date: 01/30/1989   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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