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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

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Emerging from the ruined Germany of World War II, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra was one of the pioneers of both the post-war chamber orchestra movement and the trend to de-romanticizing the music of Baroque masters in an effort to achieve "authentic" performances. It was founded by Karl Münchinger in 1945 and soon made a reputation for its new style of performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1949 the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra became the first German ensemble to appear in Paris since the end of the War, to a triumphantly warm reception. This led to recording contracts and to invitations to appear in leading cities of the world and at major festivals, including the Salzburg, Prague Spring, and Colmar festivals. The recordings of Bach's music under Münchinger's direction were highly acclaimed and helped initiate the international interest in "authentic performances." These included a complete set of the Brandenburg Concertos and the Grand Prix du Disque-winning St. Matthew Passion. The SCO was also acclaimed for polishing the excess Romanticism from the best known Mozart symphonies in another famous set. Since the retirement of Münchinger the SCO has been conducted by some of the leading conductors of both the "authentic" movement (such as Trevor Pinnock, Helmuth Rilling, and Frans Brüggen) and mainline conductors like Vaclav Neumann. The SCO plays on modern instruments, but, in Classical and earlier repertory, with attention to the authentic performing style of that period. It has been acclaimed for a series of 22 earlier Haydn symphonies in 1988 under Ferdinand Leitner, and for nine early Mozart music concerts in 1991 with American conductor Dennis Russell Davies. In common with many chamber orchestras and "early music" specialty groups, the SCO has developed an interest in newer music, playing music of such composers as Henri Dutilleux, Philip Glass, Giya Kancheli, Alfred Schnittke, and Dmitri Shostakovich. Many of these performances have appeared on the avant-garde-oriented label ECM. In 1995 Davies was appointed chief conductor of the SCO. He committed himself to remain in order to perform live and record all 104 symphonies of Franz Joseph Haydn, a program that began in 1998, although Michael Hofstetter was named chief conductor in 2006.
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Albums by
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

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    15 songs

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    Chamber Classics: Vivaldi Concertos

    12 songs

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    Bach Suites No. 2 & 3

    9 songs

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    Bach Vivaldi Handel Concertos

    4 songs

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    Antonio Vivaldi Four Seasons

    5 songs

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    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 3 & 6

    9 songs

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    Brandenburg Concertos

    9 songs

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    Brandenburg Concertos No.'s 2, 4 And 5

    9 songs

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    Bradenburg Concertos Nos 1, 3 & 6

    7 songs

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    Mozart

    9 songs

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    Brandenburg Concertos

    7 songs

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    Serenade In G-Major & Divertimento In D-Major

    3 songs

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    Bach Brandenburg Concertos

    21 songs

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    Music for the Millions, Vol. 19: Vivaldi - Double Concertos for violins, flutes, violoncelli, Etc.

    14 songs

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    Bach: Suite Nos. 1 & 2

    14 songs

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    Pachelbel: Canon in D (Remastered)

    6 songs

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    Brandenburg Concertos

    5 songs

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    Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

    10 songs

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    Philip Glass: The Concerto Project, Vol. 4

    16 songs

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    Pachelbel: Kanon; Albinoni: Adagio

    18 songs

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    Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 Complete Edition

    21 songs

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    Die Röhre - The Tube: Works by Boccherini, Sammartini, Scarlatti, Händel, Vivaldi, Biber and Corelli

    8 songs

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    Shostakovich, Vasks, Schnittke: Dolorosa

    14 songs

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    Music from Honduras, Vol. 2


Top Songs by
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

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  2.   Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor "Christmas Concerto" Op. 8: II. Allegro by Karl Münchinger
  3.   Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor "Christmas Concerto" Op. 8: I. Vivace grave by Karl Münchinger
  4.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major: II. Andante
  5.   Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in F minor ("L'inverno," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 4), Op. 8/4, RV 297~Largo
  6.   Serenade for string orchestra in E major, B. 52 (Op. 22)~1. Moderato
  7.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 In F Major: 1st Movement
  8.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G Major: 1st Movement
  9.   Orchestral Suite No. 3 In D Major: Bourrée (As Heard In Master Of Disguise)
  10.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major: I. Allegro
  11.   Four Seasons, Concerto No. 4, Op. 8, (Winter), Allegro Non Molto / Largo / Allegro
  12.   Suite No. 2 In B Minor: Bourrées I And II
  13.   Concerto No. 3 In G Major: I, Allegro
  14.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major: 1st Movement
  15.   Bradenburg Concerto No. 3 In G Major: II. Allegro (Part 2)
  16.   Concertos No. 1 In F Major: V, Polacca/ Minuetto/ Trio II
  17.   Concerto Grosso No. 8 in G Minor "Christmas Concerto" Op. 8: III. Adagio - allegro - adagio by Karl Münchinger
  18.   Concerto No. 6 In B Flat Major: III, Allegro
  19.   Bradenburg Concerto No. 1 In F Major: II. Adagio
  20.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 In D Major: 3rd Movement
  21.   Concertino No. 2 in G Major I. Largo - Da Capella - Non presto by Karl Münchinger
  22.   Concerto No. 6 In B Flat Major: I, Allegro Moderato
  23.   Concerto No. 3 In G Major: II, Adagio/ Allegro
  24.   Concertos No. 1 In F Major: IV, Minuetto/ Trio I
  25.   Concertos No. 1 In F Major: I, Allegro
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra

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    Classical Tranquility


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