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ARNOLD OSTMAN

“An exciting and vital performance which all lovers of opera will want to hear, whatever the price.” – The Scotsman, reviewing the Naxos recording of Gluck’s Alceste conducted by Arnold Östman.

Between 1979 and 1992, Arnold Östman was artistic director of the famous Drottningholm Court Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden. There, he introduced the practice of performing classical operas on period instruments, beginning with the Prague version of Don Giovanni.

Outside Sweden, he has conducted a wide repertoire at opera houses in London (Covent Garden), Vienna, Parma, Paris, Trieste, Cologne, Bonn, Toulouse, Nice, Wexford, Madrid, Washington, Lausanne, Paris Bastille and the Schwetzingen and Vienna Festivals, amongst others.

As a conductor of symphonic works, Arnold Östman works with many major European orchestras, including the German Radio Orchestras in Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Baden-Baden, with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Vienna, The Academy of Ancient Music, the Gürzenich Orchestra in Cologne, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Freiburg Baroque Orchester and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.

In the summer of 1998 he returned as a guest conductor to the Royal Court Theatre of Drottningholm for a Gluck cycle. In the summer of 1999 he was there to conduct Mozazt’s Il Re Pastore and in 2000 he conducted a new production of Cosí Fan Tutte.

Some of the fruits of Arnold Östman’s association with the Royal Court Theatre of Drottningholm have been captured on the Naxos release of Gluck’s Alceste. Opera magazine called the recording “an invaluable addition to the still-slim Gluck discography” whilst for the UK’s popular Classic FM it was “Pick of the Year”.


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF OPERA Naxos Educational
8.555037-38
Opera
A TO Z OF OPERA (The) (2nd expanded edition) Naxos Educational
8.558216-17
Opera
Art and Music: Canaletto - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558177
Opera
BEST OF OPERA, VOL. 4 Naxos
8.554682
Opera
CLASSICAL INSPIRATIONS, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.551236
Opera
Discover Music of the Classical Era Naxos Educational
8.558180-81
Opera
DISCOVER OPERA Naxos Educational
8.558196-97
Opera
GLUCK: Alceste Naxos
8.660066-68
Opera
GLUCK: Orfeo ed Euridice Naxos
8.660064
Opera
HANDEL, G.F.: Agrippina (Schwetzingen Festival, 1985) (NTSC) EuroArts
2054538
Opera DVD
MOZART, W.A.: 6 Operas (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1984-1991) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102095
Opera DVD
MOZART, W.A.: Cosi fan tutte (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1984) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102005
Opera DVD
MOZART, W.A.: Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Die) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1990) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102015
Opera DVD
MOZART, W.A.: Finta Giardiniera (La) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1988) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102007
Opera DVD
MOZART, W.A.: Zauberflote (Die) (The Magic Flute) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1989) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102013
Opera DVD
MOZART: Clemenza di Tito (La) (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1987) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102009
Opera DVD
MOZART: Idomeneo (Drottningholm Court Theatre, 1991) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102011
Opera DVD
SALIERI, A.: Falstaff (Schwetzingen Festival, 1995) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
100023
Opera DVD
SALIERI, A.: Falstaff (Schwetzingen Festival, 1995) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
102306
Opera DVD
SALIERI, A.: Falstaff (Schwetzingen Festival, 1995) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
100022
Opera DVD





 
 
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