Artists

conductor
Karl Böhm | conductor

conductorKarl Böhm

KARL BÖHM, born in Graz in 1894, began by studying law, like his father before him. While still a student he obtained his first conducting engagement in Graz in 1917. In 1921, with the support of Bruno Walter, he moved to Munich; in 1927 he was appointed general music director in Darmstadt, and in 1931 he moved to the corresponding position in Hamburg. In 1933 he joined the National Socialist party, which enabled him to succeed Fritz Busch...


orchestra
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin | orchestra

orchestraDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO) and its history have become emblematic of the democratic and cultural renewal of Germany following the defeat of National Socialism and the end of World War II. That is how the orchestra has been perceived at its concerts in Berlin and on tours throughout Germany and the rest of Europe, North and South America, and in the Near, Middle and Far East. Its groundbreaking radio and recording productions...


piano
Clara Haskil | piano

pianoClara Haskil

Clara Haskil (7 January 1895 - 7 December 1960) was a Jewish Romanian classical pianist, renowned as an interpreter of the classical and early romantic repertoire. Haskil was particularly noted for her performances and recordings of Mozart. Many considered her the foremost interpreter of Mozart in her time. She was also noted as a superb interpreter of Beethoven, Schumann, and Scarlatti. Haskil was born into a Sephardic Jewish family in...


piano trio
Trio Testore | piano trio

piano trioTrio Testore

TRIO TESTORE "The Trio Testore is an ensemble which is capable of acting as a single organism. Chamber music in a truly exquisite category". - MDR - „... with the sensibility that these players reveal, it comes across with touching sincerity ... Tchaikovsky found an emotional and textural balance here that the Testore tap purposefully and with considerable power and impetus ...“ --Geoffrey Norris - Gramophone Awards Issue, September...


piano
Bernhard Fograscher | piano

pianoBernhard Fograscher


orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker | orchestra

orchestraBerliner Philharmoniker

BeginningsIn spring 1882 Benjamin Bilse announced plans to take his already underpaid orchestra to Warsaw travelling fourth class. 50 of his musicians reached breaking point. Calling themselves the “former Bilse Kapelle”, they declared their independence. Right from the start the young ensemble received administrative support from the Berlin concert agent Hermann Wolff. On his advice, the group changed its name to “Berliner...


orchestra
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln | orchestra

orchestraWDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

The WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne was formed in 1947 as part of the then North West German Radio (NWDR) and belongs nowadays to the West German Radio. It is not merely the studio orchestra of the WDR for radio and television productions but also presents numerous concerts in the Kölner Philharmonie and throughout the transmission area. Its outstanding reputation has been acquired in cooperation with its principal conductors –...


piano
Pascal Devoyon | piano

pianoPascal Devoyon


conductor
Ferenc Fricsay | conductor

conductorFerenc Fricsay

Ferenc Fricsay (* 1914, † 1963) worked with the RIAS Symphony Orchestra (known from 1956 on as the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin) for thirteen years, for eight of which he was its chief conductor. This long and intensive collaboration was a decisive influence both on the orchestra, which had been founded on 15 November 1946 by RIAS, the American sector’s broadcasting station in Berlin, and on its conductor, who first appeared...


piano, conductor
Géza Anda | piano, conductor

piano, conductorGéza Anda

Géza Anda was born in Budapest on November 19, 1921. He studied with Ernst von Dohnányi and Zoltan Kodály at the Budapest Academy of Music, and won the Liszt Prize in 1940. A year later, shortly after playing Brahms under Mengelberg, he made his debut in the Berlin Philharmonie, where Furtwängler dubbed him "the troubador of the piano". He was only 20 - and had already begun to teach piano. In 1943 he settled in...

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