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Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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1925
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The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DR Symfoniorkestret) was founded in 1925 as part of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Today, it is one of the leading symphony orchestras in Europe, performing with the world’s leading conductors and soloists. Since 2016, the Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has been Fabio Luisi, who succeeded the late Spanish maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Former Principal Conductors and Principal Guest Conductors include Herbert Blomstedt (conductor laureate), Thomas Dausgaard, Gerd Albrecht, Leif ­Segerstam, Dmitri Kitajenko and Yuri Temirkanov.

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra has performed with a.o. Anne-Sophie Mutter, ­Leonidas Kavakos, Renée Fleming, Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Lang Lang, Anna Netrebko, Daniel Barenboim, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yehudi Menuhin and Itzhak ­Perlman. The orchestra has toured extensively in the USA, in South America, in Japan, China and in most countries in Europe, and performed at some of the most prestigious venues ­including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and the ­Musikverein. The Danish National Symphony Orchestra performs everything from classical works by Beethoven and Brahms through Roman­tic tone-poems and modern masterpieces to new creations by upcoming composers. At the same time, the orchestra has a special feeling for Danish music – from classics like Carl Nielsen and Niels W. Gade to the very young composing talents. Each year more than 100,000 music-lovers experience the magic of live symphonic ­music with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra – both in the spectacular hall of DR Koncert­huset (designed by Jean Nouvel) and on the orchestra’s annual tour abroad. In addition to the concert audiences, the orchestra’s popular Thursday Concerts are enjoyed by half a million Danes on radio and TV, and millions world-over tune in when the concerts are broadcast internationally.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Hakon Børresen, Niels W. Gade, Edvard Grieg, Friedrich Kuhlau, H.C. Lumbye, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber

    King Frederik IX Conducts

  • Bent Sørensen

    Concertos

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Allan Gravgaard Madsen

    Nachtmusik · For Violin and Orchestra

  • Rued Langgaard

    Complete Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 2

  • Søren Nils Eichberg

    Symphony No. 3 · Morpheus

  • Niels W. Gade

    Comala

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Symphonies (Blu-ray)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Symphonies (DVD)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    The Symphonies (Blu-ray)

  • Paul von Klenau

    Symphony No. 9

  • Franz Schubert, Anton Bruckner

    Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Danish National Symphony Orchestra

  • Bent Sørensen

    Sounds Like You

  • Carl Nielsen

    Maskarade

  • John Frandsen

    Requiem

  • Poul Schierbeck

    Fête galante

  • Søren Nils Eichberg

    Before Heaven, Before Earth - Symphonies 1 and 2

  • C.F.E. Horneman

    Orchestral Works

  • Carl Nielsen

    The Masterworks Vol. 1 – Orchestral Music

  • Rued Langgaard

    Music of the Spheres

  • Asger Hamerik

    The Symphonies

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    The Key Masterpieces

  • Per Nørgård

    Symphonies 3 and 7

  • Rued Langgaard

    The Symphonies

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Kronos plays Holmgreen

  • Anders Koppel

    Double Concertos

  • Knudåge Riisager

    Benzin

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    Vølvens spådom

  • Carl Nielsen

    Orchestral Music

  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphonies Nos. 12-14

  • Rued Langgaard

    Antichrist

  • Bent Sørensen, Per Nørgård

    The Little Mermaid; The Will-o'-the-Wisps Go to Town

  • Alexander Zemlinsky, August Enna

    The Little Match Girl; Die Seejungfrau

  • Asger Hamerik

    Choral-Symphony; Requiem

  • Ole Schmidt

    Concertos

  • Rued Langgaard

    Antikrist (DVD)

  • Sunleif Rasmussen

    Orchestral Works

  • Hans Abrahamsen

    Orchestral Works

  • Vagn Holmboe

    Requiem for Nietzsche

  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphonies 4-5

  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphonies 9-11

  • Rued Langgaard

    Symphonies 6-8

  • Niels Rosing-Schow

    Archipel des solitudes

  • 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

  • Ludolf Nielsen

    The Tower of Babel

  • P.E. Lange-Müller

    Renaissance

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

  • Richard Wagner, Ludwig van Beethoven, Edvard Grieg, Niels W. Gade, Hakon Børresen

    King Frederik IX conducts The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

  • Carl Nielsen

    Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

  • Poul Ruders

    Symphony No. 2

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    Liden Kirsten

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    Overtures

  • P.E. Lange-Müller

    Der var engang (Once upon a time)

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

    Orchestral Works

  • J.P.E. Hartmann

    Symphonies 1-2

  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    Elverhøj

  • Herman D. Koppel

    Moses

  • Per Nørgård

    Luna · Symphony No. 3 · Twilight

  • Bent Sørensen

    Sterbende Gärten

  • F.L.Ae. Kunzen

    Holger Danske

  • Axel Borup-Jørgensen

    Orchestral works

  • Per Nørgård

    Siddharta

  • Svend Erik Tarp

    Orchestral Works

  • Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Karl Aage Rasmussen

    Symphony – Antiphony · A Symphony in Time

  • Per Nørgård

    Gilgamesh; Voyage Into the Golden Screen

  • Gunnar Berg

    Orchestral and Chamber Music Works

  • Per Nørgård

    Concertos

  • Friedrich Kuhlau

    The music for the play Elves' Hill

  • Per Nørgård

    Symphony No. 3 · Twilight

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