Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

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Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, full German name: Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, full English name South West German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, is an internationally known German chamber orchestra based in Pforzheim.

History[edit]

The orchestra was founded in 1950 by Friedrich Tilegant, a student of Paul Hindemith. The orchestra was directed by Paul Angerer from 1971 to 1981, by Vladislav Czarnecki since 1986, and by Sebastian Tewinkel since 2002.[1]

In 1970 the orchestra conducted a composition competition for their 20th anniversary, the first prize was awarded to Ulrich Stranz.[2]

Repertoire and recordings[edit]

The orchestra recorded several work of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn and conductor Fritz Werner, including several cantatas, the Mass in B minor (1957), the St Matthew Passion (1958), the St John Passion (1960), the Christmas Oratorio (1963), and the Easter Oratorio (1964).[3][4]

The orchestra has been instrumental in premieres of Boris Blacher, Jean Françaix, Harald Genzmer and Enjott Schneider.[1]

The orchestra recorded cello concertos of Luigi Boccherini with Julius Berger, a teacher at the University of Mainz. A review stated: "Berger is ably assisted in this concerto with sensitive and polished accompaniments from the South-West German Chamber Orchestra using modern instruments under Maestro Vladislav Czarnecki."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra on bach cantatas (2001)
  2. ^ Ulrich Stranz on the Bärenreiter website
  3. ^ Fritz Werner & Heinrich Schütz Choir of Heilbronn & Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra on bach-cantatas
  4. ^ Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750) The Cantatas - Volume 2 review by John Quinn on musicweb.international, 2005
  5. ^ Classical Cello Concertos review of Michael Cookson, 2004

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