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Michael Schønwandt

conductor
Miklos Szabo

Michael Schønwandt was Music Director at the Royal Danish Theatre from 2000 until May 2011. He has conducted regularly there since his debut in 1979. Alongside this, he has been chief conductor of Collegium Musicum since the foundation of the orchestra in 1981. From 2010-2013 Michael Schønwandt was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic in Amsterdam, and as of September 2015 he is Chief Conductor of Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier. In 1987 and 1988 he was the first Scandinavian conductor ever to conduct at the festival in Bayreuth, and in 1992-1998 he was Chief Conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra (today Konzerthausorchester Berlin). From 1989-2000 he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Michael Schønwandt, who is a much appreciated and sought after conductor at many international concert and opera houses, appears on numerous CD and DVD recordings, including music by Carl Nielsen, the complete symphonies on both CD and DVD, new recordings of the operas Maskarade on CD and Saul and David on DVD as well as a selection of choral songs with the Danish National Choirs. In addition he has recorded DVD performances of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung with the Royal Danish Opera. In 2011 Michael Schønwandt was appointed Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog.

  • Peter Heise

    Drot og Marsk (King and Marshal)

  • Paul von Klenau

    Symphony No. 9

  • Carl Nielsen

    Saul & David

  • Carl Nielsen

    Carl Nielsen sung by the Danish National Choirs

  • 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)

  • Richard Wagner, Carl Nielsen, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, George Bizet, Alexander Borodin

    Famous Opera Choruses

  • 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. 4 and 6

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8

  • Svend Erik Tarp

    Orchestral Works

  • Niels W. Gade

    Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5