Sinfonia Varsovia

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Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra during La Folle Journée in Nantes, 2009

The Sinfonia Varsovia is an orchestra based in Warsaw, Poland. It was founded in 1984 by Yehudi Menuhin, Waldemar Dąbrowski and Franciszek Wybrańczyk,[1] as a successor to the Polish Chamber Orchestra.[2] Since 2003 the orchestra has been led by Krzysztof Penderecki as its artistic director.[1]

Sinfonia Varsovia Hall

Menuhin had a close relationship with the orchestra that he helped to found, conducting them in the recording of a full cycle of Schubert's symphonies released in 1998.[2] This followed a cycle of live performances of Beethoven's symphonies in 1994. The cycle was recorded and commercially released.[3] Other conductors to have worked with the orchestra include Claudio Abbado, Charles Dutoit, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Marc Minkowski, Valery Gergiev and Lorin Maazel.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Sinfonia Varsovia".
  2. ^ a b Greenfield, Edward. "Schubert The Symphonies-Yehudi Menuhin". Gramophone (January 1998). Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  3. ^ Osborne, Richard. "Beethoven Symphonies, etc (review)". Gramophone (April 1996). Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  4. ^ "Conductors and Soloists".