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Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Symphony Orchestra)

Initially founded: 1924 - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Disbanded: 1933
Re-founded: 1945 - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

In 1994 Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra) could celebrated its 70th anniversary. A year after its foundation the orchestra already gave the first live concert relay on German Radio. Its rapid artistic rise in the foundation years made possibly the engagement of such great conductors and soloists as Leo Blech, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Hans Knappersbusch, Fritz Kreizler, Carl Schuricht and Felix Weingartner, before the orchestra was split up in 1933.

After the end of the war the musicians of the earlier Landesorchester came together again under the name of ‘Stuttgarter Philharmoniker’.

Today it is not only plays an outstanding role in the musical life of Stuttgart - it provides many concert series in its native city - but it is a welcome regular guest in many places in Germany and is engaged for concert tours throughout Europe. In 1987 the orchestra undertook an initial successful tour of America, in 1988 and 1992 two visits to Japan followed. In recent months the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker has made guest appearances in Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain and France.

Music Directors/Chief Conductors

Hans Zanotelli (Artistic Director: 1972-1985)
Dieter Hauschild (Chief Conductor: 1985-1991)
Carlos Kalmar (Chief Conductor: 1991-1995)
Jörg-Peter Weigle (General Music Director: 1995-2002)
Walter Weller (Honorary Conductor: October 2013-2015)
Gabriel Feltz (General Music Director: 2004-2013)
Dan Ettinger (General Music Director: 2015-Present)

Source: Liner notes to the CD ‘Mozart: Coronation Mass & Bach: Cantata BWV 21’ conducted by Peter Marschik (Capriccio, 1994); Stuttgarter Philharmoniker Website; hotos 01-02: © Jürgen Altmann (2011)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2001, July 2015)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Peter Marschik

Orchestra

BWV 21

Links to other Sites

Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Official Website) [German]
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker on Facebook

Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra - Bio (Naxos)
Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Wikipedia) [German]

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