Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Formed 1905
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
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1905
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Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (GSO; Swedish: Göteborgs Symfoniker) is a Swedish symphony orchestra based in Gothenburg. The GSO is resident at the Gothenburg Concert Hall at Götaplatsen. The orchestra received the title of the National Orchestra of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges Nationalorkester) in 1997.

The GSO was founded in 1905, with Heinrich Hammer as its first principal conductor. The composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was the orchestra's second principal conductor, from 1907 to 1922. In addition to Stenhammar conducting his own works, Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen made regular guest-conducting appearances with the GSO. The orchestra's fortunes waxed and waned in subsequent years, until the advent of Neeme Järvi as principal conductor, from 1982 to 2004. Although the GSO has a broad repertoire, it has a special affinity for the works of the Nordic Late Romantic composers, such as Jean Sibelius and Edvard Grieg. During Järvi's tenure as principal conductor, the longest tenure of any principal conductor in the GSO's history, its reputation on the world stage was greatly increased, including sponsorships from Volvo and a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Järvi currently holds the title of Principal Conductor Emeritus (Chefdirigent Emeritus) with the GSO.

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Edvard Grieg
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
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Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
Johann Strauss II
Wein, Weib und Gesang (arr. Berg)
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Wein, Weib und Gesang (arr. Berg)
Alban Berg
Passacaglia (arr. Von Borries)
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Passacaglia (arr. Von Borries)
Eduard Tubin
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in D major (2nd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Spring Song
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Spring Song
Edvard Grieg
Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
Carl Nielsen
Helios, Op 17
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Helios, Op 17
Jean Sibelius
Symphony no.1 in E minor Op.39 - scherzo
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Symphony no.1 in E minor Op.39 - scherzo
Dag Wirén
Serenade for Strings: Marcia
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Serenade for Strings: Marcia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo Alla Turca
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Rondo Alla Turca
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance No.2
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Norwegian Dance No.2
Carl Nielsen
Oriental Festmarch (Aladdin Suite)
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Oriental Festmarch (Aladdin Suite)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: II. Andante
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Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39: II. Andante
Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek
Donna Diana (Overture)
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Donna Diana (Overture)
Alexander Borodin
In the steppes of central Asia
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In the steppes of central Asia
Sergey Rachmaninov
Aleko's Cavatina (Aleko)
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Aleko's Cavatina (Aleko)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Symphony No 2 in G minor Op.34: I. Allegro energico
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Symphony No 2 in G minor Op.34: I. Allegro energico
Dmitry Shostakovich
The Age of Gold, Op. 22 (Introduction)
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The Age of Gold, Op. 22 (Introduction)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Serenade in F major, Op.31 (4th mvt)
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Serenade in F major, Op.31 (4th mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Midvinter (Midwinter)
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Midvinter (Midwinter)

Midvinter (Midwinter)

Choir
Gothenburg Concert Hall Choir
Conductor
Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Neeme Järvi
Symphony No 1 (Andante tranquillo)
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Symphony No 1 (Andante tranquillo)

Symphony No 1 (Andante tranquillo)

Composer
Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Serenade in F major, Op.31 - Overtura
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Serenade in F major, Op.31 - Overtura
Jean Sibelius
At the Castle Gate; Entr'acte (Pelléas et Mélisande)
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At the Castle Gate; Entr'acte (Pelléas et Mélisande)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - III. Scherzo - Allegro
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Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op.39 - III. Scherzo - Allegro
Kurt Atterberg
A Värmland Rhapsody
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A Värmland Rhapsody
Wilhelm Stenhammar
Serenade in F major, Op.31 (Notturno)
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Serenade in F major, Op.31 (Notturno)
Johan Halvorsen
Entry March of the Boyars
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Entry March of the Boyars
Edvard Grieg
In Autumn, Op. 11
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In Autumn, Op. 11
Jean Sibelius
Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
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Karelia Suite (Intermezzo)
Alexander Borodin
Symphony No 2 in B minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in B minor (4th mvt)
Kurt Atterberg
A Värmland Rhapsody, Op 36
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A Värmland Rhapsody, Op 36
Johann Strauss II
Wine, women and song, Op.333
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Wine, women and song, Op.333
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2008: Prom 37
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Royal Albert Hall
2008-08-13T01:04:33
13
Aug
2008

Proms 2008: Prom 37

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2005: Prom 30
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Royal Albert Hall
2005-08-05T01:04:33
5
Aug
2005

Proms 2005: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2001: Prom 27
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Royal Albert Hall
2001-08-09T01:04:33
9
Aug
2001

Proms 2001: Prom 27

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 67
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-08T01:04:33
8
Sep
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 67

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1997: Prom 65
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Royal Albert Hall
1997-09-07T01:04:33
7
Sep
1997

Proms 1997: Prom 65

Royal Albert Hall

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