WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne

Formed 1947
WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
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1947
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WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne

Biography (Wikipedia)

The WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne (WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) is a German orchestra based in Cologne. In Cologne, the orchestra primarily performs concerts at the WDR Funkhaus Wallrafplatz and at the Kölner Philharmonie. 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 was founded in 1947 by Allied occupation authorities after World War II, as the orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR; Northwest German Radio), with the name Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra). For the first part of its history, the orchestra did not have a principal conductor, but worked with guest conductors. Christoph von Dohnányi was the first conductor to serve as the orchestra's principal conductor, from 1964 to 1969.

In the 1990s, the orchestra changed its name to the WDR Sinfonieorchester (WDR Symphony Orchestra). The orchestra's current principal conductor is Jukka-Pekka Saraste, who began his tenure with the 2010-2011 season. In December 2017, the orchestra announced that Saraste is to stand down from the post at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

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Igor Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring
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The Rite of Spring
Magnus Lindberg
Violin Concerto No 1 (2006)
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Violin Concerto No 1 (2006)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter'
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Symphony No. 41 in C, K. 551 'Jupiter'
Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D, AV 144
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Oboe Concerto in D, AV 144
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
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Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro (4th movement, Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67)
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Allegro (4th movement, Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67)
Edvard Grieg
Morning Mood (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
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Morning Mood (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
Jean Sibelius
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 47 (3rd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Humoresque No 2 in D major, Op 87
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Humoresque No 2 in D major, Op 87
Franz Schubert
Rosamunde: Ballet Music No.9 in G major
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Rosamunde: Ballet Music No.9 in G major
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (3rd mvt)
Robert Schumann
The Bride of Messina, Op 100
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The Bride of Messina, Op 100
Richard Wagner
Lohengrin: Act III (prelude)
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Lohengrin: Act III (prelude)
Christopher Fox
Topophony
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Topophony
Otto Nicolai
Horch, die Lerche (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
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Horch, die Lerche (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Richard Strauss
Transformation Scene (Daphne)
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Transformation Scene (Daphne)
Igor Stravinsky
Requiem Canticles (IX. Postludium)
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Requiem Canticles (IX. Postludium)
Robert Schumann
The Bride of Messina: Overture
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The Bride of Messina: Overture
Jean Sibelius
Humoresque No 5 in E flat major, Op 89
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Humoresque No 5 in E flat major, Op 89
Richard Strauss
Daphne: Moonlight music
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Daphne: Moonlight music
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'
Richard Wagner
Prelude to Act III (Lohengrin)
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Prelude to Act III (Lohengrin)
Sergei Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in D major, Op 19 (2nd mvt)
Jean Sibelius
Humoresque No 1 in D minor, Op 87
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Humoresque No 1 in D minor, Op 87
Gérard Grisey
Transitoires
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Transitoires
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Francesca Da Rimini - Symphonic Fantasia After Dante Op.32
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Francesca Da Rimini - Symphonic Fantasia After Dante Op.32
Sergei Rachmaninov
The Isle Of The Dead Op.29
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The Isle Of The Dead Op.29
Sergei Rachmaninov
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op.43 For Piano And Orchestra
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Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini Op.43 For Piano And Orchestra
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien Op.45
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Capriccio Italien Op.45
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)
Jacques Offenbach
Sleigh Ride
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Sleigh Ride
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
Carl Maria von Weber
Euryanthe
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Euryanthe
Robert Schumann
Symphony in G minor 'Zwickauer'
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Symphony in G minor 'Zwickauer'
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2010: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
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2010

Proms 2010: Prom 05

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-09-01T10:06:48
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Sep
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall

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