Staatskapelle DresdenFormed 12 September 1548
Staatskapelle Dresden Biography (Wikipedia)
The Staatskapelle Dresden (known formally as the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden) is a German orchestra based in Dresden, the capital of Saxony. Founded in 1548 by Maurice, Elector of Saxony, it is one of the world's oldest and highest ranked orchestras. Its precursor ensemble was Die Kurfürstlich-Sächsische und Königlich-Polnische Kapelle (The Electoral Saxon and Royal Polish Orchestra). The orchestra is the musical body of the Staatsoper Dresden (Dresden State Opera). The venue of the orchestra is the Semperoper.
Staatskapelle Dresden Tracks
Upcoming BBC Events
Proms 2019: Prom 63: Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninov
Past BBC Events
Proms 2016: Prom 72
Proms 2016: Prom 71
Proms 2009: Prom 56
Proms 2004: Prom 66
Proms 2004: Prom 64
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Perfect three part harmony?
Neptune, the Mystic
Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor – excerpt (2017)
Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, 2nd mvt – extract (2017)
Barenboim's speech and "Land of Hope and Glory" excerpt (2017)
Sir Simon Rattle on orchestras and fine wines