On 4 March the Dutch grand seigneur Bernard Haitink will celebrate his 90th birthday. Shortly before then he made a guest appearance with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. On 22 February he conducted an all-Beethoven programme with the choral ode “Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage” and the Ninth Symphony.
To mark the 90th birthday of the eminent conductor Bernard Haitink, this representative portrait with works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler is being released. These exceptional live recordings document the long-standing and intensive collaboration between the Dutch conductor, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra.
Mariss Jansons conducts Bruckners “Mass No. 3 in F minor” with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Moreover, Diana Damrau with the “Four last songs” by Richard Strauss.
Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of his 75th birthday. With the internationally renowned soloists: Genia Kühmeier, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt und Luca Pisaroni.
This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart’s Mass in C minor, written in 1782. An introduction to the work is also included.
Opera in four acts “Le tribut de Zamora” by Charles Gounod with the Bavarian Radio Chorus, the Munich Radio Orchestra and fantastic singers under the direction of Hervé Niquet.
To this day, for any choir, Bach’s motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach’s most famous motets.
150 years after the composer’s death the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of Howard Arman present a recording of Gioachino Rossinis “Stabat mater”.
Recent concert videos and audio recordings, musical films, rehearsal footage and interviews with conductors – in our media library, you will find a wide array of choral music and behind the scenes material.
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Bavarian Radio Chorus
The Bavarian Radio Chorus was founded in 1946. Thanks to its remarkable stylistic versatility, this ensemble enjoys the highest regard world-wide.
Since 2003, Mariss Jansons has served as the Chief Conductor of the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, supplemented by Howard Arman, who was appointed Artistic Director of the chorus in 2016.
Guest appearances have taken the chorus to Japan as well as to such top European festivals as the ones in Lucerne and Salzburg. Major European orchestras like the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Concertgebouworkest in Amsterdam and the Sächsische Staatskapelle in Dresden hold their collaborations with the BR-Chor in high regard. The chorus has performed in the past under the direction of such distinguished conductors as Andris Nelsons, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding and Riccardo Muti.