Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the world's oldest orchestras, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765
and is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the
Orchestra, serving as its artistic director during the years 1880-82. Edward Gardner, the acclaimed
Music Director of the English National Opera, has been appointed Chief Conductor for a three-year
tenure starting in October 2015, in succession to Andrew Litton, the Orchestra's Music Director
since 2003. Under Litton's direction the Orchestra has raised its international profile considerably,
through recordings, extensive touring, and international commissions. During the last few seasons the
orchestra has played in a series of prestigious venues, including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the
BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, the Wiener Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, New York,
the Philharmonie, Berlin, Usher Hall, Edinburgh and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Upcoming tours
include returns to several of these venues.

The Orchestra has an active recording schedule, and recent and ongoing recording projects
include Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphony, ballets by Stravinsky, and a complete version of Prokofiev's
symphonies. The Orchestra's recording of the complete orchestral music of Edvard Grieg remains the
reference point in a competitive field. Under Neeme Järvi Tchaikovsky's three great ballets has been
recorded for Chandos. The Orchestra has also recorded four volumes of orchestral works by Johan
Halvorsen. A series of the orchestral music of Johan Svendsen has met with similar enthusiasm. With
Sir Andres Davis the orchestra has recorded music by Berlioz, Delius, Sibelius and Elgar, and other
projects will follow. The first collaboration on disc between Edward Gardner and the Orchestra was
a recording of orchestral realisations by Luciano Berio, and a string of new recordings with Gardner
are now in progress. Volume 1 in a series of Janáček's orchestral works has already been released.

More information:
Official Website

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Rolf Wallin
Fisher King for Trumpet and Orchestra

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
ODE 1267-2D
CD + blu-ray

Released 05/2015

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Leif Segerstam
Symphonies Nos. 81, 162 & 181

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
(without conductor)
ODE 1172-2

Released 11/2010

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