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 radio 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.

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Robert Schumann
The Bride of Messina, Op 100
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The Bride of Messina, Op 100
Igor Stravinsky
Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
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Scherzo fantastique, Op 3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Allegro, 1st Movement from Piano Sonata in C minor, K.457
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Allegro, 1st Movement from Piano Sonata in C minor, K.457
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in C minor, K475
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Fantasia in C minor, K475
Bernhard Heinrich Romberg, Oren Shevlin, Johannes Wohlmacher, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne & Reinhard Goebel
Concertino for Two Cellos and Orchestra, Op 72
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Concertino for Two Cellos and Orchestra, Op 72
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in C, WoO 5 (Fragment, 1792)
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Violin Concerto in C, WoO 5 (Fragment, 1792)
Anton Eberl
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op 34
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Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op 34
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
Robert Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
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Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op.46)
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Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op.46)
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)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No.1 - first movement
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Cello Concerto No.1 - first movement
Richard Wagner
Lohengrin: Act III (prelude)
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Lohengrin: Act III (prelude)
Richard Strauss
Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
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Romanze in F Major, TrV 118 (Arr. for Violin & Orchestra)
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)
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
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
Dmitry 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)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2010: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
2010-07-20T06:03:21
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2010

Proms 2010: Prom 05

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1977: Prom 40
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-09-01T06:03:21
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Sep
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 40

Royal Albert Hall

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