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Herbert Blomstedt   (Born 1927)

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Herbert Blomstedt was born in 1927 in USA by Swedish parents, who chose to return to Sweden just a few years after his birth. Herbert Blomstedt studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and at the university in Uppsala. Later on he also studied at the famous Julliard School of Music in New York and with Igor Markevitch in Paris as well as Jean Morel and Leonard Bernstein in USA. In 1954 Blomstedt had his debut as conductor with the Stockholm Philharmonics with music by Bach, Beethoven and Hindemith, and already the year after he was assigned his first post as chief conductor.

Herbert Blomstedt has been music director of some of the world's finest orchestras, including the Dresden Staatskapelle and San Francisco Symphony. He has also led the North German Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Oslo Philharmonic.

Today, Herbert Blomstedt is honorary conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphonikerne. He also carries the title of Conductor Laureate of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Blomstedt has made many acclaimed recordings over the years, most notably in Dresden and San Francisco.

Live Dates

06/10/2016   Blomstedt DVD receives American Bruckner commendation
Dacapo DVD release with Herbert Blomstedt conducting the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Bruckner's and Schubert's symphonies No. 7 has been awarded 'Video of the Year' by Bruckner Society of America.
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01/04/2016   Prizewinner on new DVD
DR SymfoniOrkestret præsenterer en ny koncert-DVD med årets Sonning-modtager Herbert Blomstedt
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30/08/2016   Pizzicato

SCHUBERT & BRUCKNER – Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
”Es ist eine für Blomstedt typische Interpretation, in allen Hinsichten schlüssig und von großer Prägnanz.”
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29/08/2016   BBC Music Magazine

SCHUBERT & BRUCKNER – Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
4/5 Stars

"The performance [..] is on a broad scale, with a vast dynamic range, and in the slow movement much exquisite rubato for the exquisite wind solos."
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14/06/2016   Pizzicato

SCHUBERT & BRUCKNER Herbert Blomstedt dirigerer DR Symfoniorkestret
[..] "Zunächst hört man eine groß-symphonisch angelegte, opulent und gefühlvoll gestaltete ‘Unvollendete’ von Schubert, die durch die den Kirchenhall noch mächtiger wirkt." [..]
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04/04/2016   jcklassisk

SCHUBERT & BRUCKNER: Herbert Blomstedt dirigerer DR Symfoniorkestret
"...en sprudlende introduktion til det at høre stor musik. De 80 minutter flyver afsted."
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Photo: Martin U.K. Lengemann

Discography

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Schubert & Bruckner

DVD 2.110416 (2016)

Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Luna; Symphony No. 3; Twilight
Per Nørgård

CD 8.224041 (1996)


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