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Matthias Aeschbacher   (Born 1945)

conductor

Matthias Aeschbacher (b. 1945) comes from a family of musicians in Zürich, where his father, Adrian Aeschbacher, gave him his basic musical training as a pianist. He did his training as a conductor at the Zürich Opera House, where he subsequently filled a post as principal conductor for almost eight years. Matthias Aeschbacher has also been general director of music for ten years in Lübeck, and has regularly conducted the biggest symphony and opera orchestras in Europe. From 1991 until 1998 Matthias Aeschbacher was principal conductor at the Theatre and Philharmonia in Essen. He has several times conducted the Odense and South Jutland Symphony Orchestras. Matthias Aeschbacher has also participated in a number of CD recordings with among others the Russian pianist Oleg Marshev. Matthias Aeschbacher is principal conductor of the Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.

Live Dates

01/10/2012   Neue Musikzeitung

Anders Koppel: Concertos
"Melodische Motive und rhythmische Freude konturiert Anders Koppel zu einem angenehmen Stil aus Essenzen moderater Moderne."
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05/12/2011   American Record Guide

Anders Koppel: Concertos
"...evokes the wonder of new life with lovely flute melodies and delicate harp sounds. A shimmering Pastorale is a walk in the woods, complete with thunderstorm."
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01/11/2011   Gramophone

Anders Koppel: Concertos
"The Intermezzo could happily find its place as the soundtrack to a wistful 1950s French film, while the finale brings in antique cymbals and slide whistle without suspicion of gimmickry or even incongruity"
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18/08/2011   Classics Today (10/10)

Anders Koppel: Concertos
"Anders Koppel's concertos show off not only his impressive versatility with solo instruments, but also offer stimulating musical variety as well"
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15/06/2011   Kristeligt Dagblad

Anders Koppel: Concertos
4/6 Stars

"Der er så mange musikalske guldkorn også på denne udgivelse, at man som nysgerrig lytter bør unde sig selv et bekendtskab med disse koncerter."
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08/06/2011   Upsala Nya Tidning

Anders Koppel: Concertos
4/4 Stars

"Subtilt introppektiva kvalitéer och en återhållsamhet med klangmedlen förenas med en flödande, lättillgänglig melodik i trygg tonal förankring - som gör att Koppeals musik omedelbart apellerar till lyssnaren."
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01/06/2009   Audiophile Audition

Jacob Gade: Jealousy - Suites, tangos and waltzes
5 Stars

"It’s unusual and most enjoyable to have lighter music such as this on surround SACD".
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Discography

Concertos
Concertos
Anders Koppel

CD 8.226052 (2011)

A long succession of original works, all bearing the mark of a special ability to communicate emotions and energy, powerfully and straightforwardly, between musicians and audience.

Symphonies Vol. 2
Symphonies Vol. 2
Leif Kayser

CD 8.224709 (2008)

Symphonies 1 and 4 from the remarkable Leif Kayser, who was also a Catholic priest

Jealousy - Suites, tangos and waltzes
Jealousy - Suites, tangos and waltzes
Jacob Gade

SACD 6.220509 (2008)

The worldwide hit Tango Jalousie and many more of Jacob Gade’s festive orchestral pieces

Orchestral Works Vol. 2
Orchestral Works Vol. 2
Peder Gram

CD 8.224718 (2008)

Gram’s masterpiece Symphony no. 2 from 1925 and Symphony no. 3, which was his last composition

Symphonies Vol. 1
Symphonies Vol. 1
Leif Kayser

CD 8.224708 (2007)

Premiere recording of clear, strong symphonies from the mid-twentieth century

Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Orchestral Works Vol. 1
Peder Gram

CD 8.224713 (2006)

Late Romantic music with heart and mind


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