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MDR Rundfunkchor

Works: 222 works in 313 publications in 5 languages and 3,374 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Masses  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Art music  Sacred music  Vespers (Music)  Overtures  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, per, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2010.B43, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by MDR Rundfunkchor
Symphonie Nr. 7 by Anton Bruckner( )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All-night vigil : (Vespers) by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

5 editions published in 2017 in Russian and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestra works( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Bruno Maderna( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Latin and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of faith = Glaubensbekenntnisse : choral concertos( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Russian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 2017 and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: 1: Un pocco sostenuto- Allegro- meno Allegro 17:14; 2: Adante sostenuto 9:04; 3: Un poco allegretto e grazioso 4:48; 4: Adagio-Piu andante- Allegro non troppo, ma con brio 17:19; 5: Variations for Orchestra in B flat major on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a 19:00. Disc 2: 1: Allegro non troppo 21:07; 2: Adagio non troppo 9:38; 3: Allegretto grazioso- Presto ma non assai Tempo I 5:20; 4:Allegro con spirito 8:58; 5: Academic Festival Overture, op. 80 10:30; 6: Tragic Overture, op. 81 13:42. Disc 3: 1: Allegro con brio 13:17; 2: Andante 9:02; 3: Poco allegretto 6:29; 4: Allegro 8:45. 5: Allegro non troppo 13:15; 6: Andante moderato 11:36; 7: Allegro giocoso- Poco meno presto- Tempo I 6:28; 8: Allegro energico e passionato - piu allegro 10:15
Missa solemnis by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

2 editions published in 2017 in Latin and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performances of the Missa solemnis at the Styriarte Festival in Graz and at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were Nikolaus Harnoncourt's last concerts. After his retirement from the stage later that year, it was Mr. Harnoncourt's express wish that this album, made from the material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals, also be his last released recordings. Beethoven's late masterpiece has thus become the final chapter of an unparalleled discography spanning 65 years
Strålande jul = Strahlende Weihnacht : Weihnachtslieder aus Deutschland und aller Welt( )

3 editions published in 2015 in Multiple languages and German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven unknown by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

1 edition published in 2020 in Multiple languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in German and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gurzenich-Orchester of Cologne has a pedigree second to none. It can count Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss among those who have entrusted it with premieres of their works
Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler : Symphony no. 8( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 2011, to close the International Mahler Festival in Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 8. To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and his musical director Riccardo Chailly, acclaimed all over the world, closed the Festival performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the Symphony of a Thousand. To perform Mahler's brilliant Symphony No. 8 requiring one of the largest orchestras of any work in the symphonic repertoire, Riccardo Chailly conducted 500 musicians and singers. This 80 minutes Symphony, composed in 1906, is one of the longest of Mahler's symphonies, after the third and the first. It marks a break with the composer's purely orchestral writing. "I have just completed my Eighth. It is the greatest I have composed thus far. It is so unique in content and form that it does not lend itself to description. Imagine that the universe begins to sound and ring out. These no longer are human voices, rather planets and suns that are circling." Gustav Mahler, August 1906
Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler : Symphony no. 2, "Resurrection"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhilarating Symphony No. 2 by Mahler, conducted by Riccardo Chailly in Leipzig. Recorded in May 2011 in the gorgeous Gewandhaus Leipzig, this concert demonstrates a powerful orchestra as well as a perfect mastery in singing. Once more, Riccardo Chailly reaches a peak with the Gewandhausorchester. His love for Mahler, whose symphonies he has conducted many times (notably during the 2010-2011 season, when the world was commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the composer's death), give Chailly an incredible amount of energy, a transcendantal power of communication with the musicians. Mahler's Symphony No. 2 was also one of Claudio Abbado's most beloved symphonies -- and Riccardo Chailly served as Abbado's assistant at La Scala when he was 20. In this recording, Chailly is joined by Sarah Connolly in "Urlicht." The last movement gathers three choirs (the Rundfunkchor Berlin, the MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig and the GewandhausChor) as well as soprano Christiane Oelze and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. The long relationship between Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig started in 1986 with a highly acclaimed concert at the Salzburg Festival. Riccardo Chailly currently assumes the position of Gewandhauskapellmeister. He has recorded many albums with the orchestra, notably the complete Brahms symphonies, which was recently awarded the BBC Music Magazine Orchestral Award
Barockstar : Georg Friedrich Haendel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travel through European churches and palaces following Handel's steps. Barockstar tells the story of Handel's life as he journeyed through baroque Europe, leaving Germany for Italy and experiencing Florence, Rome and Venice, before arriving in London to begin the career that would bring him a worldwide reputation. Stars and specialists in today's baroque music scene and descendants of Handel's friends and sponsors talk about their encounters with the maestro and his work. Handel's music is performed by The English Concert, the Händelfestspielorchester Halle, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Il Complesso Barocco
Daniel Harding, Homage to Robert Schumann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1844 and 1859 Robert Schumann lived in Dresden where he composed a third of his complete work. Today's concert marks the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth and offers a welcome opportunity for Daniel Harding and the Staatskapelle Dresden to introduce three of the most impressive but now too rarely performed works from his Dresden period (Overture to Genoveva, Requiem für Mignon and Nachtlied). Particular highlights -- which will come as a surprise even to connoisseurs of his works, are a first performance and a world premiere of rediscovered and reconstructed symphonic movements dating from the composer's legendary „symphony year" of 1841. Moreover, the Rhenish Symphony, composed by Schumann after leaving Dresden and widely influenced by his impressions of the Cologne Cathedral, blends in perfectly with the sacral architecture of the Frauenkirche
Howard Arman conducts a Haendel commemoration concert : 250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Haendel's death( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 14, 2009 witnessed the 250th anniversary of Georg Friedrich Haendel's death. On this unique occasion two of the world's leading Baroque orchestras, members of four distinguished choruses, three accomplished Handel interpreters as soloists, together with conductor and Händel-Preis winner, Howard Arman, paid homage to the composer by playing the repertoire of the historic first commemoration concert that took place in London's Westminster Abbey in 1784. This outstanding British-German performance in Halle's Marktkirche, where George Frideric was baptized, represents the media highlight of Handel Year 2009
Chorgesang mit Orchester : 1990-2000 by Nicolaus A Huber( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Massnahme : Lehrstück für Tenor, Sprecher, Chor und Orchester, op. 20 by Hanns Eisler( Recording )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metamorphosen by Howard Arman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone: Schauspielmusik zur Tragödie von Sophokles, op. 55
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controlled identityMDR-Chor Leipzig

Choeur de la Radio de l'Allemagne Centrale Leipzig

Choeur de la Radio de Leipzig

Choeurs de la Radiodiffusion de Leipzig

Chor des Leipziger Rundfunks

Chor des Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks Leipzig

Leipzig Radio Chorus

MDR-Chor Leipzig

MDR Leipzig Radio Choir

MDR Radio Choir

MDR Rundfunk Chor


MDR-Rundfunkchor Leipzig

Mitglieder des Rundfunkchors Leipzig

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk Leipzig Chor

Radio Choir Leipzig

Radio Choir of the MDR Leipzig

Radio Chorus Leipzig

Rundfunk Chor Leipzig

Rundfunkchor Leipzig