WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
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1947
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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Biography (Wikipedia)

The WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne (WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) is a German orchestra based in Cologne. The orchestra was founded in 1947 by Allied occupation authorities after World War II, as the orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR; Northwest German Radio). The orchestra was named Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra) and from the 1990s WDR Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is particularly known for its performances of 20th-century and contemporary music. It has commissioned and premiered works from such composers as Luciano Berio, Hans Werner Henze, Mauricio Kagel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

The orchestra's current principal conductor is Jukka-Pekka Saraste, as of the 2010-2011 season.

The orchestra has recorded commercially for such labels as Avie, Hänssler, Kairos and CPO.

Note that the broadcaster also hosts a separate symphony orchestra in Cologne, WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, which generally specializes in more popular types of music, and is not to be confused with the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln.

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'
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Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'
Morton Feldman
Routine Investigations for oboe, trumpet, piano, viola, cello, and double bass (1976)
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Routine Investigations for oboe, trumpet, piano, viola, cello, and double bass (1976)
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Beherrscher der Geister [The Ruler of the Spirits] Overture
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Der Beherrscher der Geister [The Ruler of the Spirits] Overture
Jean Sibelius
Humoresque No.5 for violin and orchestra, from Humoresques [nos.3-6] Op.89
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Humoresque No.5 for violin and orchestra, from Humoresques [nos.3-6] Op.89
Jean Sibelius
Humoresques [nos.1-2] for violin and orchestra (Op.87), no.1 in D minor
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Humoresques [nos.1-2] for violin and orchestra (Op.87), no.1 in D minor
Robert Schumann, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Heinz Holliger
The Bride of Messina, Op 100
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The Bride of Messina, Op 100
Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
8TH SYMPHONY - FIRST MOVEMENT - ALLEGRO MODERATO
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8TH SYMPHONY - FIRST MOVEMENT - ALLEGRO MODERATO
Robert Fuchs
Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 45 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in E flat major, Op 45 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Cow Call and Peasant Dance (Nordic Melodies, Op 63)
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Cow Call and Peasant Dance (Nordic Melodies, Op 63)
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Zwei Studien
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Zwei Studien
Alexander Arutiunian
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
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Concerto for trumpet and orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 3 in F major, Op 90 (3rd mvt)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2010: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-07-20T07:08:23
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Jul
2010

Proms 2010: Prom 05

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-09-01T07:08:23
1
Sep
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 40

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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