WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
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1947
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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Jean Sibelius
Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.47) in D minor: 3rd mvt; Allegro ma non
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.47) in D minor: 3rd mvt; Allegro ma non
Jacques Offenbach
La course en traîneau (sleigh ride)
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La course en traîneau (sleigh ride)
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
Edvard Grieg
2 Nordic melodies Op.63 for orchestra- Cow Call and Peasant Dance
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2 Nordic melodies Op.63 for orchestra- Cow Call and Peasant Dance
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 (Op.90) in F major, 3rd movement; Poco allegretto
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Symphony no. 3 (Op.90) in F major, 3rd movement; Poco allegretto
Jean Sibelius
Humoresques [nos.3-6] Op.89 for violin and orchestra: no.5 in E flat major
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Humoresques [nos.3-6] Op.89 for violin and orchestra: no.5 in E flat major
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
Eine Lustspiel Overture
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Eine Lustspiel Overture
Johannes Brahms
Symphony no. 3 (Op. 90) in F major, 3rd movement; Poco allegretto
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Symphony no. 3 (Op. 90) in F major, 3rd movement; Poco allegretto
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano no.3; Troldtog [March of the trolls/dwarfs (feat. Eivind Aadland)
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Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano no.3; Troldtog [March of the trolls/dwarfs (feat. Eivind Aadland)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Op.107 for cello and orchestra: 1st movement (feat. Johannes Moser, Pietari Inkinen & WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
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Concerto no. 1 in E flat major Op.107 for cello and orchestra: 1st movement (feat. Johannes Moser, Pietari Inkinen & WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
Beate Koepp, Michail Jurowski, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
Der Sieger
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Der Sieger

Der Sieger

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Beate Koepp, Michail Jurowski, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln & Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52
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Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor (feat. Jukka-Pekka Saraste & WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
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Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor (feat. Jukka-Pekka Saraste & WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)
Antonin Dvorak
The Jacobin (excerpt)
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The Jacobin (excerpt)
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Past BBC Events

Prom 05 Proms 2010
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Royal Albert Hall
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Prom 05 Proms 2010

20 July 2010
Prom 40 Proms 1977
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Royal Albert Hall
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Prom 40 Proms 1977

1 September 1977


Biography

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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