Michael Schønwandt
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1953-09-10
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Michael Schønwandt

Michael Schønwandt Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Schønwandt (born 10 September 1953 in Copenhagen) is a Danish conductor. In Denmark, he studied piano, theory, and composition, and later continued musical studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

In 1979, Schønwandt secured a post as 'permanent conductor' by the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Schønwandt is Music Director of the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen since 2000. His work in contemporary opera has included conducting the world premiere productions of Poul Ruders' operas The Handmaid’s Tale and Dancer in the Dark. In 2006, he conducted the Royal Opera, in a production of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. The production was released in a DVD by Decca, named "The Copenhagen Ring"

Schønwandt was principal guest conductor of the Théâtre National de La Monnaie from 1984 to 1987, and held the same post with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2000. Schønwandt has also served as chief conductor of the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester from 1992 to 1998. In May 2009, Schønwandt was named principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and formally took up the post in August 2010.

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Michael Schønwandt Performances

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Carl Nielsen
Hanedansen (Dance of the Cockerel) from Maskerade
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Hanedansen (Dance of the Cockerel) from Maskerade
Christian Frederik Emil Horneman
Ouverture til Helteliv [A Hero's Life - overture]
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Ouverture til Helteliv [A Hero's Life - overture]
Peter Heise
For Denmark
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For Denmark
Friedrich Kuhlau
Hugo og Adelheid - Singspiel in 3 acts, Overture
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Hugo og Adelheid - Singspiel in 3 acts, Overture
Carl Nielsen
Saul and David Acts III and IV
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Saul and David Acts III and IV
Carl Nielsen
Saul and David Acts I and II
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Saul and David Acts I and II
Niels Wilhelm Gade
Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.5: 2nd movement; Scherzo
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Symphony no. 1 in C minor Op.5: 2nd movement; Scherzo
Carl Nielsen
Maskerade - Act 3
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Maskerade - Act 3

Maskerade - Act 3

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Ditte Højgaard Andersen
Denise Beck
Singer
Stephen Milling
Christian Damsgaard-Madsen
Johan Reuter
Anne Margrethe Dahl
Simon Duus
Niels Jorgen Riis
Guido Paevatalu
Steffen Bruun
Stig Fogh Andersen
Kristian Boland
Carl Nielsen
Maskarade - Opera In 3 Acts Fs.39 (Act 3 Studenter! Studenter!)
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Maskarade - Opera In 3 Acts Fs.39 (Act 3 Studenter! Studenter!)
Niels Wilhelm Gade
Fruhlings-Fantasie Op.23 for solo voices, piano and orchestra
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Fruhlings-Fantasie Op.23 for solo voices, piano and orchestra


Past BBC Events

Prom 52 Proms 1990
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Royal Albert Hall
1990-09-03T21:29:22
3
Sep
1990

Prom 52 Proms 1990

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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