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ALEXANDER RAHBARI

Alexander Rahbari studied composition and conducting in Vienna with Gottfried von Einem, Hans Swarowsky and Karl Österreicher; and after completing his studies he returned to his home country where, having been appointed director of the Tehran Conservatory of Music, he played a leading rôle in this capacity in the cultural development of pre-revolutionary Iran. In 1977 he moved to Europe, winning the silver medal at the Geneva Conductors’ Competition and the gold medal at the Besançon International Conductors’ Competition. As a result of this success he came to the attention of Herbert von Karajan, being engaged to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1979 and to act as Karajan’s assistant at the 1980 Salzburg Easter Festival; Rahbari continued to appear with the Berlin Philharmonic on several occasions during the early 1980s. Appointed permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and guest conductor of the Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels in 1985, he was awarded the Dvořák Medal for his work with the former; and served as the latter’s chief conductor from 1988 to 1996, being awarded the Fuga Trophy by the Belgian Composers’ Association in 1994 for his work with this orchestra.

In 1992 Rahbari founded the Discover International record label in order to publish recordings by young artists, often of unusual repertoire, as well as many performances conducted by Rahbari himself; in addition he has recorded extensively for the Naxos label. He became chief conductor of the Virtuosi di Praga and of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra in 1997 and in the same year brought together in Bregenz sixty Iranian musicians from America, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland to form the Persian International Philharmonic Orchestra, which performed several orientally inspired works including Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and Rahbari’s own Nohe Khan, composed when he was nineteen. He has worked frequently with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tehran Symphony Orchestra.

Rahbari’s discography is focussed primarily upon complete opera recordings, for which his vigorous conducting style is well-suited. For Naxos he has conducted accounts of Bizet’s Carmen; Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci; Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana; Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut and Tosca; and Verdi’s La traviata and Rigoletto. These recordings have been extensively excerpted on numerous Naxos compilation releases. Orchestral recordings of note include works by Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Among his recordings for the Discover International label, a release entitled Salve Antverpia contains an unusual programme of symphonic Flemish music by composers who lived beyond 1911 including Flor Alpaerts, Jan Blockx, Jef van Hoof, Lodewijk Lodewijk and Daniel Sternefeld.

© Naxos Rights International Ltd. — David Patmore (A–Z of Conductors, Naxos 8.558087–90).

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
20th Century Classics Naxos 8.505035
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Ballet Naxos 8.501055
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Opera Naxos 8.501054
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Romantic Symphonies Naxos 8.501057
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Sacred Naxos 8.501062
Art and Music: Masters of the Modern Age Vol 1 Naxos 8.503269
BRAHMS Complete Symphonies Naxos 8.504001
Cinema Classics Box I (Vols 1-5) Naxos 8.505019
Classic Bouquet Naxos 8.505080
Classical Moments 1-3 Naxos 8.506004
Die schöensten Serenaden Naxos 8.503056
Die Welt der Oper Naxos 8.503061
Enjoy the Classics (Best of Naxos 1-4) Naxos 8.504003
NESSUN DORMA! - Beruhmte Arien & Duette aus italienischen Opern Naxos 8.503085
Romantic Symphonies Naxos 8.505039
Serenades & Divertimenti Naxos 8.505038


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Opera, Orchestral, Opera
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.551141
Orchestral
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.551143
Orchestral
20 YEARS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: Naxos Anniversary Collection (Naxos Denmark) Naxos
8.570598
Orchestral
21ST CENTURY CINEMA CLASSICS Naxos
8.556698
Opera
A LA DECOUVERTE DU CLASSIQUE Naxos
8.550037-38
Opera
A Lover's Gift / From Her To Him Naxos
8.553620
Opera
A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (2nd Expanded Edition, 2000) Naxos Educational
8.555319-20
Orchestral
A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009) Naxos Educational
8.558212-13
Opera
A TO Z OF OPERA Naxos Educational
8.555037-38
Opera
ADAGIO CHILLOUT Naxos
8.556783
Orchestral
Art and Music: Cezanne - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558179
Orchestral
Art and Music: Degas - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558144
Orchestral
Art and Music: Monet - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558058
Orchestral
Art and Music: Picasso - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558059
Ballet
BARTOK (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556693
Orchestral, Concertos
BARTOK: Bela Bartok - A Portrait (JOHNSON) Naxos Educational
8.558200-01
Orchestral, Concertos
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Naxos
8.550261
Orchestral, Concertos
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS: Favourite Overtures Naxos
8.553262
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8 Naxos
8.550407
Orchestral
BENEDICTUS - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556705
Choral - Sacred
BERCEUSE - MUSIC OF PEACE AND CALM Naxos
8.553843
Orchestral
BEST OF NAXOS 4 Naxos
8.550004
Opera
BEST OF OPERA Naxos
8.570048
Opera
BEST OF OPERA I Naxos
8.571079
Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
BEST OF OPERA II Naxos
8.571080
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 1 Naxos
8.553166
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 2 Naxos
8.553167
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 3 Naxos
8.553168
Opera, Orchestral, Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 4 Naxos
8.554682
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 5 Naxos
8.554683
Opera, Orchestral, Opera
BIZET (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.551191
Opera
BIZET (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556671
Opera
BIZET, G.: Carmen (Highlights) (Alperyn, Lamberti, Titus, Palade, Rahbari) Naxos
8.550727
Opera
BIZET: Carmen Naxos
8.660005-07
Opera
BRAHMS (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556659
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
BRAHMS / LISZT: Piano Concertos Naxos
8.554678
Concertos
BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 1 / SCHUMANN, R.: Symphony No. 1 (Rahbari, Wit) Naxos
8.572940
Orchestral
BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 4 / SCHUMANN, R.: Symphony No. 4 (Rahbari, Wit) Naxos
8.572941
Orchestral
BRAHMS: German Requiem (A), Op. 45 Naxos
8.550213
Choral - Sacred
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / SCHUMANN, R.: Introduction and Allegro appassinato, Op. 92 Naxos
8.550506
Orchestral, Concertos
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 / SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor Naxos
8.553268
Concertos
BRAHMS: Serenade No. 1 / TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings Naxos
8.553227
Orchestral
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 / Haydn Variations Naxos
8.550278
Orchestral
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 / Serenade No. 2 Naxos
8.550279
Orchestral
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 / Serenade No. 1 Naxos
8.550280
Orchestral
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4 / Tragic Overture Naxos
8.550281
Orchestral
BRAHMS: The Best of Brahms Naxos
8.551109
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
CAFE CLASSICS (AUSTRALIA ONLY) Naxos
8.555258-59
Orchestral
CENTRE (THE), Vol. 2 Naxos
8.554903-04DX
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS Naxos
8.571090
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.578021-22
Opera, Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS 1998 Naxos
8.551182
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS 2004 Naxos
8.556813
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS 2005 Naxos
8.556814
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.556621
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.551151
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.556622
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 3 Naxos
8.556623
Opera, Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.556625
Opera, Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 6 Naxos
8.556626
Orchestral
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 7 Naxos
8.556627
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 11 Naxos
8.556631
Opera
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 11 Naxos
8.551171
Opera
CLASSICAL MOMENTS 3: Classical Music to Relax to Naxos
8.555359
Orchestral
Classical Music From TV Advert Naxos
8.554589
Opera
Classical Music Start-Up Kit, Vol. 2: 1825-1945 Naxos Educational
8.550835
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral, Ballet
CLASSICS AT THE MOVIES - SUSPENSE Naxos
8.556810
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Comedy 1 Naxos
8.556811
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Comedy 2 Naxos
8.556812
Opera
CLASSICS AT THE MOVIES: DIVAS Naxos
8.556806
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Love Naxos
8.556805
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Romance Naxos
8.556804
Opera
Classics at the Movies: Thrillers Naxos
8.556809
Opera
Collection: A Lover's Gift - From Him To Her Naxos AudioBooks
NA138912
Opera
DEBUSSY (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556663
Orchestral
DEBUSSY (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552127-28
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
DEBUSSY : Orchestral Works Naxos
DVDI 1011
Classical Concert, Orchestral, Classical Concert
DEBUSSY : The Best Of Debussy Naxos
8.551113
Orchestral
DEBUSSY: Images / Le martyre de Saint Sebastien Naxos
8.550505
Orchestral
DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / La Mer Naxos
8.553275
Orchestral
DEBUSSY: Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune / Nocturnes Naxos
8.550262
Orchestral
DEVIL'S MUSIC (The) Naxos
8.578085-86
Orchestral
DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.550008-09
Opera
Discover Music of the Twentieth Century Naxos Educational
8.558168-69
Concertos, Orchestral
DISCOVER OPERA Naxos Educational
8.558196-97
Opera
Discover the Classics, Vol. 2 Naxos Educational
8.554246-47
Concertos
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 1 Naxos Educational
8.550035-36
Opera
DISCOVER THE SYMPHONY (1998 edition) Naxos Educational
8.554337-38
Orchestral
DUETS AND ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERAS Naxos
8.550684
Opera
Essential Puccini: Gianni Schicchi Naxos
8.660111
Opera
EXPLOSIVE CLASSICS Naxos
8.554581
Orchestral, Ballet
EXTREME CLASSICS Naxos
8.557941-42
Orchestral, Ballet
FAMOUS OPERA CHORUSES Naxos
8.571078
Opera
FAMOUS OVERTURES Naxos
8.553627
Orchestral
Fantasia Naxos
8.551166
Ballet
Flemish Romantic Music Marco Polo
8.223418
Orchestral
French Overtures (Famous) Naxos
8.553264
Opera
GREAT BALLET (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501055
Orchestral
GREAT OPERA (10-CD Box set) Naxos
8.501054
Opera
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 1 (Australia) Naxos
8.570036
Orchestral
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 3 (Australia) Naxos
8.570038
Orchestral
GREAT ROMANTIC SYMPHONIES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501057
Orchestral
IN BALANCE WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.503180DK
Orchestral
Intermezzo: Intermezzi from Operas Naxos
8.554703
Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
Intermezzo: Intermezzos from Carmen, Cavalleria Rusiticana, Pagliacci and more Naxos
8.570046
Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
Italian Opera Choruses Naxos
8.553963
Opera
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Ganz grosses Kino Naxos
8.551306-07
Opera, Orchestral
KLASSIK OHNE KRISE: Grandioser Gesang Naxos
8.551304-05
Opera
Klassiska Favoriter Guld - Det bästa av det bästa ur Klassiska Favoriter (Gold Classical Favorites) Naxos
8.503129
Opera, Orchestral
KLASSISKA FAVORITER, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.550554
Orchestral
KLASSISKA FAVORITER: OPERA (Classical Favourites: Opera) Naxos
8.503021
Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
Largo al Factotum Naxos
8.555922DX
Opera
LARGO AL FACTOTUM: Great Operatic Arias for Baritone Naxos
8.555922
Opera
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci Naxos
8.660021
Opera
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Arts and Crafts Naxos Educational
8.555813
Orchestral
MASCAGNI, P.: Cavalleria rusticana (Highlights) / LEONCAVALLO, R.: Pagliacci (Highlights) (Evstatieva, Aragall, Gauci, Martinucci, Rahbari) Naxos
8.572923
Opera
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana Naxos
8.660022
Opera
MCCLEERY, D.: Discover Music of the Romantic Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
NA495212
Opera
MILHAUD: Scaramouche / GLAZUNOV: Saxophone Concerto / IBERT: Concertino da Camera Marco Polo
8.223374
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
Music for Kids CD 7: Music from Planet Earth Naxos Educational
8.558020
Music Education
Music for Kids CD 9: Music from Planet Earth Naxos Educational
8.558022
Ballet
Music for Saxophone and Orchestra Naxos
8.554784
Concertos, Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
Music Together Naxos
8.557363DX
Opera
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - BRITTANY AND NORMANDY (NTSC) Naxos
2.110514
Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - FLORENCE: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110513
Opera DVD, Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - GERMANY: Bavarian Lakes and Schloss Herrenchiemsee (NTSC) Naxos
2.110244
Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - PARIS: A Musical Tour of Paris, Chantilly, Versailles and Chartres (NTSC) Naxos
2.110506
Opera DVD
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - ROME: A Musical Tour of the City's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110504
Opera DVD
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SICILY: A Musical Tour of the Island's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110518
Opera DVD, Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - SOUTHERN FRANCE: A Musical Tour of Provence, Cote d'Azur and Camargue Naxos
2.110516
Opera DVD
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - TUSCANY: A Musical Tour of the Region's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110520
Opera DVD
My First Ballet Album Naxos
8.578205
Orchestral
My First Lullaby Album Naxos
8.578213
Orchestral
MYTHOS WAGNER (5-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.505238
Orchestral
Naxos Audiophile Kingdom Naxos
8.554915DX
Orchestral
NESSUN DORMA AND OTHER FAVOURITE ITALIAN TENOR ARIAS Naxos
8.554065
Opera
NIGHT AT THE OPERA (A) Naxos
8.554575
Opera
O MIO BABBINO CARO - FAMOUS SOPRANO ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERA Naxos
8.555796
Opera
ONCE UPON A TIME Naxos
8.557953-54
Orchestral
OPERA AT THE MOVIES Naxos
8.551164
Opera
OPERA BOX Naxos
8.503203
Opera
OPERA UDEN ORD (Opera without Words) Naxos
8.570711
Orchestral
OPERA WITHOUT WORDS - The Most Famous Overtures, Preludes, and Interludes in Opera Naxos
8.557945-46
Orchestral, Opera, Orchestral
OPERA'S GREATEST MOMENTS Naxos
8.557926-27
Opera
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue No. 4: Toon Time Naxos
8.578011-12
Ballet
Pearl Fishers and Other Famous Operatic Duets Naxos
8.555797
Opera
PUCCINI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556670
Opera, Orchestral
PUCCINI (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552119-20
Opera
PUCCINI : The Best OF Puccini Naxos
8.551120
Opera, Orchestral
PUCCINI, G.: Madama Butterfly (Highlights) Naxos
8.553152
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Opera excerpts Phoenix Edition
Phoenix150
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Highlights) (Miricioiu, Lamberti, Carroli, Rahbari) Naxos
8.553153
Opera
PUCCINI, G.: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578066-67
Opera
PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut Naxos
8.660019-20
Opera
PUCCINI: Manon Lescaut (Highlights) Naxos
8.554705
Opera
PUCCINI: Tosca Naxos
8.660001-02
Opera
PUCCINI: Turandot Naxos
8.660089-90
Opera
RAVEL, M.: Daphnis et Chloe / STRAVINSKY, I.: The Firebird Suite (Markl, Rahbari) Naxos
8.572929
Orchestral
REQUIEM - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556703
Choral - Sacred
ROMANTIC BLISS Naxos
8.578050
Orchestral
SCHUMANN : Best of Schumann (The) Naxos
8.551112
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, R. (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556662
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, R. : Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 Naxos
8.550485
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Concerto in A Minor / Introduction and Allegro appassionato Naxos
8.557547
Orchestral
SCHUMANN, R.: Symphony No. 1 / BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Naxos
8.553228
Orchestral
SENTIMENTAL CLASSICS Naxos
8.550227DX
Choral - Sacred
SHOSTAKOVICH (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552129-30
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9 Naxos
8.550427
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 9 Amadis
7181
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 Naxos
8.550326
Orchestral
SOMMER Naxos
8.503045
Orchestral
SOPRANO ARIAS FROM ITALIAN OPERAS (Miriam Gauci) Naxos
8.550606
Opera
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON Naxos
8.570395
Orchestral
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON (Big Music for Little Ears) - Children's Music Compilation Naxos
8.503156
Orchestral
STRAVINSKY (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556685
Orchestral, Ballet
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / FALLA: Three-Cornered Hat (The) Naxos
8.553274
Orchestral, Ballet
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / Petrushka / Suites Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.550263
Orchestral, Ballet
STRAVINSKY: Firebird (The) / The Rite of Spring Naxos
8.554060
Orchestral, Ballet
STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring (The) / Card Game Naxos
8.553217
Ballet
STRAVINSKY: Sacre du Printemps (Le) / Jeu de Cartes Naxos
8.550472
Ballet
SVEN GORAN ERIKSSONS - Klassiska Favoriter Naxos
8.503135
Opera, Orchestral
SVENSKA FOLKETS ONSKEKONSERT Naxos
8.557192
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
THE PEARL FISHERS DUETS Naxos
8.554587
Opera
TIAN, Hao Jiang: Operatic Arias for Bass Naxos
8.557442
Opera
ULTIMATE BALLET ALBUM (THE) Naxos
8.570011-12
Orchestral
ULTIMATE LULLABY COLLECTION (THE) Naxos
8.570514-15
Orchestral
ULTIMATE LULLABY COLLECTION (THE) (Hong Kong Edition 2009) Naxos
8.578060-61
Orchestral
VARMA RODA STUNDER - Romantisk Klassisk Musik (Warm Red Hours - Romantic Classical Music) (3CD set) Naxos
8.503038
Opera
VERDI (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556669
Opera
VERDI (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552121-22
Opera
VERDI, G.: Traviata (La) (Highlights) (Krause, Ramiro, Tichy, Rahbari) Naxos
8.553041
Opera
VERDI, G.: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578068-69
Opera, Orchestral, Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto Naxos
8.660013-14
Opera
VERDI: Rigoletto (Highlights) Naxos
8.553042
Opera
VERDI: Traviata (La) Naxos
8.660011-12
Opera
Voices of Angels Naxos
8.503071
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Overtures Naxos
8.557055
Orchestral
WAGNER: Orchestral Highlights Naxos
8.571073
Orchestral





 
 
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