Szeged Symphony Orchestra

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The Szeged Symphony Orchestra (Szegedi Szimfonikus Zenekar) is an orchestra based in Szeged, Hungary.

History[edit]

The Szeged Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1969 by Viktor Vaszy, and is active both in the concert hall and for operatic performances in Szeged.[1]

Principal conductors[edit]

  • 1975-83 Pál Tamás
  • 1983-89 Géza Oberfrank
  • 1989-91 Pál Tamás
  • 1991-99 Ervin Acél
  • 1999-2008 Gyüdi Alexander

Guest conductors have included Karl Richter, Lamberto Gardelli, Carlo Zecchi, Roberto Benzi, Libor Pešek, Günter Neuhold[2] and Alexander Frey.

The orchestra has toured to Taiwan, Singapore and Brazil, and has made records for Hungaroton (Liszt, Madarász).[2] Other records include Dvorák Violin & Cello Concertos (Gramola), Kabalevsky Symphonies (Olympia), Liszt piano concertos (Aurophon), Dohnányi (DBE/CD), Mozart piano concertos (Duchesne World Records), Ravel, Roussel, Ives, Debussy and Bartók (AEM).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conrad Mátra. Note for Hungaroton SLPX; Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies, 1979.
  2. ^ a b Brief history from the orchestra’s website