Philharmoniker Hamburg

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Hamburg Philharmonic
Orchestra
The Philharmoniker Hamburg
The Philharmoniker Hamburg performing in the Laeiszhalle (2007)
Native name Philharmoniker Hamburg
Former name Philharmonische Gesellschaft
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester
Founded 9 November 1828 (1828-11-09)
Location Große Theaterstraße 25
20354 Hamburg, Germany
Concert hall Laeiszhalle
Principal conductor Kent Nagano
(since 2015)
Website philharmoniker-hamburg.de

The Philharmoniker Hamburg is an internationally renowned symphony orchestra based in Hamburg. As of 2015, Kent Nagano has been General Music Director (Generalmusikdirektor) (de) and Chief Director (Chefdirigent). The Philharmoniker Hamburg also serves as the orchestra of the Hamburg State Opera. The Hamburg Philharmonic is one of three major orchestras in Hamburg, the others being the Hamburger Symphoniker and the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra.

History[edit]

The forerunner organization, die Philharmonische Gesellschaft (The Philharmonic Society), was founded one hundred and eighty-eight years ago (November 9, 1828), and was led by Friedrich Wilhelm Grund.[1][2]

In 1934 it merged with the Stadttheater-Orchester to become the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (the name under which it recorded a celebrated Eighth Symphony of Anton Bruckner under Eugen Jochum in 1949). The present name was adopted in 2005.

Chief conductors[edit]

Die Philharmonische Gesellschaft (1828)
Vereins Hamburgischer Musikfreunde (1896)
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (1934)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geschichte des Musik- und Concertwesens in Hamburg vom 14. Jahrhundert bis auf die Gegenwart (History of the Music and Concert System in Hamburg from the 14th Century to the Present), by Josef Sittard (1846–1903), Altona and Leipzig: Verlag von A.C. Reher (né August Christian Reher; 1828–??) (publisher) (1890); OCLC 6292446, 504497608
  2. ^ Das Stadttheater in Hamburg, 1827–1877: Ein Beitrag zur deutschen Culturgeschichte, by Hermann Uhde (1845-1879), Stuttgart: Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung (de) (1879); OCLC 12367250, 600999391
  3. ^ "Eugen Jochum Talks to Alan Blyth," by Alan Blyth (1929–2007), Gramophone, Vol. 50, N° 591, August 1972, pg. 319; ISSN 0017-310X
  4. ^ "Keilberth, Joseph" (entry heading), The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6th ed.), by Michael Kennedy (1926–2014) and wife, Joyce Bourne Kennedy (1933–1999); Tim Rutherford-Johnson, PhD (ed.), Oxford University Press (2013), pg. 448; OCLC 845070098

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