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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
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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 à 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
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  • 101.
    Romantic Piano Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470777 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Franz Schubert,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Pascal Rogé,  András Schiff,  Alfred Brendel,  Werner Haas  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  András Schiff,  Alceo Galliera,  Lorin Maazel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 102.
    Dvorak: Slavonic Dances / Harnoncourt, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 81038 Release Date: 05/21/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 103.
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Etc / Blankestijn, Europe Co
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 89097 Release Date: 05/14/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Marieke Blankestijn
    Conductor:  Marieke Blankestijn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 104.
    Baroque Adagios
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470460 Release Date: 02/12/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell  ... 
    Performer:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Trevor Connah,  Tommaso Ruta,  Gino Del Vescovo  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Raymond Agoult,  Anthony Lewis,  Iona Brown  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  I Musici,  New Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 105.
    Movie Adagios / Solti, Tebaldi, Lupu, Schiff, Fleming, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468506 Release Date: 10/09/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Giacomo Puccini,  Andrea Morricone  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Renée Fleming,  Dietfried Gürtler  ... 
    Conductor:  András Schiff,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Nick Ingman,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonia  ... 
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  • 106.
    Brahms: Symphonies / Berglund, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 990 Release Date: 09/25/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 107.
    Eloquence - Day Dreams - Music For Romantic Moments Vol 2
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 469670 Release Date: 09/18/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Gioachino Rossini,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes,  Mischa Maisky,  Patrick Gallois,  Fabrice Pierre  ... 
    Conductor:  Luis Garcia-Navarro,  Thomas Füri,  Giuseppe Sinopoli,  Neeme Järvi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Camerata Bern,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 108.
    Debussy - Greatest Hits
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63803 Release Date: 08/07/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Kathryn Stott,  Catherine Collard,  James Galway,  Michel Dalberto
    Conductor:  Charles Munch,  James Galway
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Guarneri String Quartet,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 109.
    Cello For Relaxation / Isserlis, Harnoy, Starker, Et Al
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63798 Release Date: 06/19/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Tavener,  Robert Schumann,  Frederick Delius,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Steven Isserlis,  Christoph Eschenbach,  János Starker,  Ofra Harnoy  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin,  Paul Robinson,  Antonio de Almeida,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Toronto Chamber Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 110.
    Essential Mozart - 32 Of His Greatest Masterpieces
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468517 Release Date: 03/13/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Emma Kirkby,  Margaret Price,  Bryn Terfel,  András Schiff  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Sir Georg Solti,  Willi Boskovsky,  George Guest  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester College Chapel Choir,  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Academy of Ancient Music  ... 
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  • 111.
    The #1 Opera Album Vol 1
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467632 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Leo Nucci,  Andrea Bocelli,  Luciano Pavarotti,  Michele Pertusi  ... 
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané,  Leone Magiera,  Sir Georg Solti,  Zubin Mehta  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 112.
    Schnittke: Complete Violin Concertos / Kremer, Eschenbach
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 26866 Release Date: 10/24/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfred Schnittke
    Performer:  Gidon Kremer
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Hamburg
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  • 113.
    Prokofiev: Symphonies No 1 & 5, Violin Concerto No 1, Romeo & Juliet Suites, Etc
    Label: Dg Panorama   Catalog: 469172 Release Date: 10/17/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich,  Elena Obraztsova,  Shlomo Mintz
    Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Lorin Maazel,  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony, Washington, D. C.,  Cleveland Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 114.
    Essential Bach
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 466465 Release Date: 06/13/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Raymond Leppard,  András Schiff,  Alicia De Larrocha,  José Luis Garcia  ... 
    Conductor:  Raymond Leppard,  Raymond Agoult,  András Schiff,  Seiji Ozawa  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  New Symphony Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 115.
    Schumann: Piano Concerto, Etc / Pires, Abbado, Dumay, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 463179 Release Date: 05/09/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jian Wang,  Maria-Joao Pires,  Augustin Dumay,  Renaud Capuçon  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 116.
    The Greatest Mozart Show On Earth
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 466494 Release Date: 04/03/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Leontyne Price,  Bryn Terfel,  András Schiff,  Margaret Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Willi Boskovsky,  Sir Georg Solti,  George Guest  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Mozart Ensemble,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 117.
    Ultrasound - Music For The Unborn Child
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 63457 Release Date: 04/13/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Brailowsky,  James Galway,  Marisa Robles,  Gerhard Oppitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Spivakov,  Arthur Fiedler,  James Galway,  Charles Gerhardt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra,  Boston Pops,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  ... 
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  • 118.
    Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1, Etc / Pires, Krivine, Coe
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457585 Release Date: 03/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires
    Conductor:  Emmanuel Krivine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 119.
    Mozart For Relaxation
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 63329 Release Date: 03/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  James Galway,  Alicia De Larrocha,  Richard Stoltzman,  Tatiana Troyanos  ... 
    Conductor:  James Galway,  Sir Colin Davis,  Erich Leinsdorf,  Alexander Schneider  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Tokyo String Quartet  ... 
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  • 120.
    The Classic Wedding Album /Domingo, Terfel, Te Kanawa, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 445478 Release Date: 03/09/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles-Marie Widor,  Felix Mendelssohn,  George Frideric Handel,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Preston,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  José Carreras,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  Leonard Bernstein,  Paul Daniel,  Karl-Heinz Loges  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra,  Orchestra  ... 
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  • 121.
    Bloch, Elgar, Kabalevsky, Et Al: Cello Works / Isserlis
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 61490 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Dmitri Kabalevsky,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Steven Isserlis
    Conductor:  Edo De Waart,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Andrew Litton,  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Minnesota Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 122.
    Bravo Domingo
    Label: Dg Double   Catalog: 459352 Release Date: 09/15/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Carlos Gardel  ... 
    Performer:  Placido Domingo,  Rosalind Plowright,  Walter Gullino,  Sherrill Milnes  ... 
    Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik,  Claudio Abbado,  Georges Prêtre,  Roberto Pansera  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra  ... 
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  • 123.
    The Book Lover's Companion - Bach, Beethoven, Brahms
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462773 Release Date: 09/01/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman,  Herbert Stähr,  Werner Haas,  George Pieterson  ... 
    Conductor:  James Judd,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Edo De Waart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members  ... 
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  • 124.
    Mozart: Don Giovanni / Abbado, Keenlyside, Remiglio, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457601 Release Date: 08/11/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Uwe Heilmann,  Patrizia Pace,  Soile Isokoski,  Bryn Terfel  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ferrara Musica Chorus,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
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  • 125.
    Schubert: Fierrabras / Abbado, Protschka, Studer, Mattila
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 427341 Release Date: 06/29/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Robert Gambill,  Thomas Hampson,  Robert Holl  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir
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