Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Formed 30 November 1918
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
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1918-11-30
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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Biography (Wikipedia)

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is a Swiss symphony orchestra, based in Geneva at the Victoria Hall. In addition to symphony concerts, the OSR performs as the opera orchestra in productions at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Ernest Ansermet founded the OSR in 1918, together with Paul Lachenal, with a contingent of 48 players and a season of six months' duration. Besides Swiss musicians, the OSR players initially came from other countries, including Austria, France, Germany and Italy. Ansermet gradually increased the percentage of Swiss musicians in the orchestra, attaining 80% Swiss personnel by 1946. He remained the music director of the OSR for 49 years, from 1918 to 1967.

A Swiss radio orchestra based in Lausanne was merged into the OSR in 1938. Subsequently, the OSR began to broadcast radio concerts regularly on Swiss radio. The orchestra had a long-standing contract for recordings with Decca Records, dating from the tenure of Ansermet, and made over 300 recordings for Decca, starting in 1947 with Debussy's La mer. The OSR premiered many works of the Swiss composers Arthur Honegger and Frank Martin. During the directorship of Armin Jordan (1985–1997), the OSR continued to make recordings on the Erato label.

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Otto Nicolai
Fenton's aria "Horch, die Lerch singt in Hain"
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Fenton's aria "Horch, die Lerch singt in Hain"
Richard Strauss
Ariadne's aria "Es gibt ein Reich" - from "Ariadne auf Naxos"
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Ariadne's aria "Es gibt ein Reich" - from "Ariadne auf Naxos"
Francis Poulenc
Flute Sonata
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Flute Sonata
Igor Stravinsky
Chants du Rossignol
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Chants du Rossignol
Francis Poulenc
La dame de Monte-Carlo
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La dame de Monte-Carlo
Léo Delibes
Valse; Mazurka (Coppélia)
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Valse; Mazurka (Coppélia)
Emmanuel Chabrier
L'Étoile (Overture)
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L'Étoile (Overture)
Arthur Honegger
Pastorale d'ete
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Pastorale d'ete
Edward Elgar
Concerto In E Minor Op.85 For Cello And Orchestra, i. Adagio - Moderato
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Concerto In E Minor Op.85 For Cello And Orchestra, i. Adagio - Moderato
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op 68
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Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op 68
Johannes Brahms
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op 102
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op 102
Anton Webern
Six Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Op 6
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Six Pieces for Chamber Orchestra, Op 6
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Nocturne - Morceau Op.19 No.4
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Nocturne - Morceau Op.19 No.4
Manuel de Falla
The Neighbours' Dance (The Three-Cornered Hat)
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The Neighbours' Dance (The Three-Cornered Hat)
Richard Strauss
Metamorphosen
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Metamorphosen
Arnold Schoenberg
Verklärte Nacht, Op 4
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Verklärte Nacht, Op 4
Manuel de Falla
El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Danza Final (Jota)
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El Sombrero de Tres Picos; Danza Final (Jota)
Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
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Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Béla Bartók
Concerto no. 3 Sz.119
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Concerto no. 3 Sz.119
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Polonaise (Christmas Eve Suite)
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Polonaise (Christmas Eve Suite)
Édouard Lalo
Norwegian rhapsody
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Norwegian rhapsody
Jacques Offenbach
La Grande-Duchess de Gérolstein (Overture)
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La Grande-Duchess de Gérolstein (Overture)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker (Dance of the Reed-Pipes; Mother Goose)
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The Nutcracker (Dance of the Reed-Pipes; Mother Goose)
Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Ernest Ansermet
Sadko, Op. 6
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Sadko, Op. 6

Sadko, Op. 6

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Nicolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Emmanuel Chabrier
Danse slave (Le roi malgré lui)
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Danse slave (Le roi malgré lui)
Jules Massenet
Le Cid - ballet suite (Castillane)
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Le Cid - ballet suite (Castillane)
Édouard Lalo
Scherzo for orchestra
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Scherzo for orchestra
Jean Françaix
Concerto (Divertissement) for bassoon and 11 String Instruments (1968)
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Concerto (Divertissement) for bassoon and 11 String Instruments (1968)
Jean Sibelius
Night-Ride and Sunrise, Op 55
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Night-Ride and Sunrise, Op 55
Jacques Offenbach
Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
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Barcarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Igor Stravinsky
Circus Polka
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Circus Polka
Richard Strauss
Schlagobers Suite op.70: Dance of the small pralines
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Schlagobers Suite op.70: Dance of the small pralines
Richard Strauss
Schlagobers Suite, Op.70: IV. Schlagoberswalzer
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Schlagobers Suite, Op.70: IV. Schlagoberswalzer
Jacques Offenbach
La vie parisienne (Overture)
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La vie parisienne (Overture)
Emmanuel Chabrier
Joyeuse Marche
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Joyeuse Marche
Emmanuel Chabrier
Habanera
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Habanera
Igor Stravinsky
Petrushka (1911 version)
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Petrushka (1911 version)
Jules Massenet
Meditation (Thais)
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Meditation (Thais)
Maurice Ravel
Sonata in G major
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Sonata in G major
Claude Debussy
Jeux
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Jeux
Richard Strauss
Dance of the small pralines, Leaping Dance, Galop (Schlagobers, ballet suite)
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Dance of the small pralines, Leaping Dance, Galop (Schlagobers, ballet suite)
György Ligeti
Romanian Concerto (1st mvt)
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Romanian Concerto (1st mvt)
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Proms 2018: Prom 45: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Jonathan Nott
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2018-08-16T21:37:56
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2018
Proms 2018: Prom 45: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Jonathan Nott

Proms 2018: Prom 45: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Jonathan Nott

19:00
Royal Albert Hall

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