Founded in 1929 as one of the first radio symphony orchestras in Germany, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester) has successfully negotiated the delicate balancing act between preserving tradition and meeting the challenges of a modern top-ranking orchestra. Its artistic profile is defined by series of concerts with highly diverse programmes, in which symphonic performance meets music from an earlier time and projects aimed at younger audiences meet Modern music.
With international guest performances an award-winning CD releases the symphony orchestra of the Hessischer Rundfunk (German Public Radio of Hesse) has an outstanding reputation worldwide. Regular tours to Japan, Korea and China are as much an integral part of its activities as its continued presence in important concert halls across Europe, for example, in Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam or Prague.
Bellini, Molique, Moscheles, Rietz, Vivaldi - Works for Oboe and Flute
Saint-Saëns - Symphonies No. 1 & 2
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 2 & Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini
Igor Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring & The Firebird (Suite 1919)
Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben / Macbeth
Richard Strauss - Salome
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01 February 2016
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05 November 2015
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