Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
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Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne (Gürzenich Orchester Köln) is a German symphony orchestra based in Cologne (Köln). On some recordings, the orchestra goes under the name "Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker". Its name comes from its past principal concert venue, the Gürzenich concert hall in Cologne. Currently, its primary concert venue is the Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne Philharmonic Hall).

The Gürzenich Orchestra traces its origins to 1827, when a group of Cologne Bürger sponsored the creation of the "Cölner Concert-Gesellschaft" (Cologne Concert Society) to set up "Gesellschaftskonzerte" (Society concerts) and "Abonnementskonzerte" (subscription concerts). The orchestra began to give concerts at the Gürzenich concert hall in 1857, from which it derived its current name. In 1986, the orchestra took up residence at the Kölner Philharmonie. The orchestra also plays in opera productions in the Cologne Opera.

Since 2003, the Gürzenich-Kapellmeister, or chief conductor of the Gürzenich Orchestra, has been Markus Stenz. He is scheduled to conclude his Gürzenich tenure in 2014. In February 2014, the city of Cologne announced the appointment of François-Xavier Roth as the next Generalmusikdirektor (GMD) of the city of Cologne, which includes the post of Gürzenich-Kapellmeister. The appointment of Roth as the 13th Gürzenich-Kapellmeister is effective on 1 September 2015, with an initial contract of 5 years.

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Max Bruch
Symphony No 3 in E major, Op 51 (2nd movement, Adagio)
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Symphony No 3 in E major, Op 51 (2nd movement, Adagio)
Gustav Mahler
Symphony no.7 - 1st mvt (excerpt)
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Symphony no.7 - 1st mvt (excerpt)
Franz Schreker
Vorspiel zu einem Drama
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Vorspiel zu einem Drama
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker - Ballet Op.71
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The Nutcracker - Ballet Op.71
Arnold Schoenberg
Gurrelieder
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Gurrelieder

Gurrelieder

Performer
Netherlands Female Youth Choir
Domkantorei Köln;
Männerstimmen des Kölner Domchores;
VokalEnsemble Köln
Chor des Bach-Vereins Köln;
Kartäuserkantorei Köln;
Markus Stenz
Markus Stenz
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Alexander von Zemlinsky
Symphony No.1 in D minor: Allegro scherzando
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Symphony No.1 in D minor: Allegro scherzando
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 7 in E minor (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 7 in E minor (1st mvt)
Arnold Schoenberg
O wenn des Mondes Strahlen milde gleiten (Gurrelieder)
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O wenn des Mondes Strahlen milde gleiten (Gurrelieder)
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
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Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, Op 62
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Coriolan Overture, Op 62

Coriolan Overture, Op 62

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Gurzenich Orchestra
Conductor
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Richard Strauss
The death of Don Quixote from Don Quixote Op 35
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The death of Don Quixote from Don Quixote Op 35
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No 5 (5th mvt)
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Symphony No 5 (5th mvt)

Symphony No 5 (5th mvt)

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Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2008: Prom 48
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Royal Albert Hall
2008-08-22T06:47:39
22
Aug
2008

Proms 2008: Prom 48

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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