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Michael Schønwandt

conductor
Miklos Szabo

From 2000 until May 2011 Michael Schønwandt (conductor) was chief conductor at the Royal Danish Theatre, where he has conducted regularly since his debut in 1979. Alongside this he has been chief conductor of Collegium Musicum since the foundation of the orchestra in 1981. In 1987 and 1988 he was the first Scandinavian conductor ever of the Festival in Bayreuth, and in 1992-1998 he was chief conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Michael Schønwandt, who is a much appreciated and sought-after conductor in many international concert halls and opera houses, appears in several CD and DVD recordings. Among other things he has recorded all Carl Nielsen’s symphonies on CD and headed the Royal Danish Orchestra on the DVD release of Kasper Bech Holten’s staging of Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung. From 2010 to 2013 Michael Schønwandt was chief conductor and artistic director of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic in Amsterdam, and has been principal guest conductor of the Staatsoper in Stuttgart. In 2011 Michael Schønwandt was appointed ‘Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog’.

  • Paul von Klenau

    Symphony No. 9

  • Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen sung by the Danish National Choirs

  • Carl Nielsen

    Saul & David

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade

  • Peter Heise

    Songs for Male Voices

  • Poul Schierbeck

    Fête galante

  • Bent Sørensen

    La Notte

  • Carl Nielsen

    The Masterworks Vol. 1 – Orchestral Music

  • Poul Ruders

    Selma Jezková (Dancer in the Dark)

  • C.E.F. Weyse

    The Key Masterpieces

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    The Key Masterpieces

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade (DVD)

  • Vagn Holmboe

    Requiem for Nietzsche

  • Poul Ruders

    The Handmaid's Tale

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6

  • Friedrich Kuhlau, Niels W. Gade, J.P.E. Hartmann, P.E. Lange-Müller, H.E. Krøyer, Jacob Gade, J. Mikel

    Der er et yndigt land

  • P.E. Lange-Müller

    Renaissance

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

  • Poul Ruders

    Symphony No. 2

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    Liden Kirsten

  • P.E. Lange-Müller

    Der var engang (Once upon a time)

  • C.E.F. Weyse

    Cantatas

  • Edouard Dupuy

    Ungdom og Galskab (Youth and Folly)

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Orchestral Works

  • Poul Ruders

    Solar Trilogy

  • Niels W. Gade

    Elverskud (The Elf King's Daughter)

  • C.E.F. Weyse

    Symphonies Nos. 6-7

  • C.E.F. Weyse

    Symphonies Nos. 4-5

  • C.E.F. Weyse

    Symphonies Nos. 1-3

  • Poul Ruders

    Concertos

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8

  • Svend Erik Tarp

    Orchestral Works

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5

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