Michael Gielen

Conductor and composer. Born 20 July 1927. Died 8 March 2019
Michael Gielen
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1927-07-20
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Michael Gielen

Michael Gielen Biography (Wikipedia)

Michael Andreas Gielen (20 July 1927 – 8 March 2019) was an Austrian conductor and composer who promoted contemporary music in opera and concert.

Raised in Argentina, he first worked in Vienna and was Generalmusikdirektor (GMD) of the Royal Swedish Opera. He conducted notable world premieres such as György Ligeti's Requièm, Karlheinz Stockhausen's Carré, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann's opera Die Soldaten and his Requiem für einen jungen Dichter. He directed the Oper Frankfurt from 1977 to 1987, installing more contemporary operas, winning stage directors such as Hans Neuenfels and Ruth Berghaus, and reviving operas such as Schreker's Die Gezeichneten. During his era, the company became one of the leading operas.

Gielen was also principal conductor of the Belgian National Orchestra (1969–1973), the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1980–1986) and the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (1986–1999). As a composer, he worked in the tradition of the Second Viennese School, often setting modern literature to music. His works were premiered with performers such as Joan Carroll, Siegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky and the LaSalle Quartet.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.4 in B flat major
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Symphony No.4 in B flat major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz'
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Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz'

Symphony No 36 in C major, K 425, 'Linz'

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SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden and Freiburg
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Anton Webern
Im Sommerwind
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Im Sommerwind
Hector Berlioz
Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9
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Le Carnaval romain - overture Op.9
Igor Stravinsky
Requiem Canticles (IX. Postludium)
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Requiem Canticles (IX. Postludium)
Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Antiphonies (excerpt)
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Antiphonies (excerpt)
Franz Schubert
Music for Rosamunde, D.797: Ballet music II
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Music for Rosamunde, D.797: Ballet music II
Sergey Rachmaninov
The Isle of the Dead
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The Isle of the Dead
Robert Schumann
Overture to The Bride of Messina - Op.100
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Overture to The Bride of Messina - Op.100
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No.10 in F sharp minor: Adagio
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Symphony No.10 in F sharp minor: Adagio

Symphony No.10 in F sharp minor: Adagio

Orchestra
SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No.3
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Leonore Overture No.3

Leonore Overture No.3

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SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Joseph Haydn
Mass in D minor Hob.XXII:11, 'Nelson Mass'
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Mass in D minor Hob.XXII:11, 'Nelson Mass'
Igor Stravinsky
Agon: Prelude
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Agon: Prelude

Agon: Prelude

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SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Three German Dances, K.605
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Three German Dances, K.605
Franz Schubert
Symphony No.9 in C major, 'Great'
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Symphony No.9 in C major, 'Great'

Symphony No.9 in C major, 'Great'

Orchestra
SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No.35 in D major, 'Haffner'
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Symphony No.35 in D major, 'Haffner'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3 German Dances: No.1 in D major
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3 German Dances: No.1 in D major

3 German Dances: No.1 in D major

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SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Béla Bartók
Piano Concerto No. 3 (1st mvt.)
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Piano Concerto No. 3 (1st mvt.)
Igor Stravinsky
Requiem Canticles: postludium
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Requiem Canticles: postludium
Johannes Brahms
Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op 56a
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Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op 56a

Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op 56a

Orchestra
SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg
Ludwig van Beethoven
Consecration of the House: Overture
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Consecration of the House: Overture
SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Charles Ives & Michael Gielen
Central Park in the Dark
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Central Park in the Dark

Central Park in the Dark

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SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Charles Ives & Michael Gielen
Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61 (feat. Michael Gielen)
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Symphony No. 2 in C, Op. 61 (feat. Michael Gielen)
SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Stella Doufexis, Rudolf Rosen, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Michael Gielen
Requiem Canticles
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Requiem Canticles

Requiem Canticles

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SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Stella Doufexis, Rudolf Rosen, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Michael Gielen
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 7 (scherzo 3rd Mvt.)
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Symphony No. 7 (scherzo 3rd Mvt.)

Symphony No. 7 (scherzo 3rd Mvt.)

Performer
Berlin Philharmonic
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1981: Prom 23
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Royal Albert Hall
1981-08-10T20:46:32
10
Aug
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1981: Prom 20
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Royal Albert Hall
1981-08-06T20:46:32
6
Aug
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1981: Prom 17
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Royal Albert Hall
1981-08-03T20:46:32
3
Aug
1981

Proms 1981: Prom 17

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1979: Prom 20
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-08-10T20:46:32
10
Aug
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 20

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1979: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-08-08T20:46:32
8
Aug
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 18

Royal Albert Hall

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