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AUSTRIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The ORF Symphony Orchestra was formed after the reorganization of the musical resources of Austrian Radio in 1969. The first conductor was the Yugoslav Milan Horvat, who succeeded in establishing an effective ensemble for the purposes of broadcasting. The young orchestra won success not only with concerts in the two traditional halls in Vienna, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, but also with invitations to festivals in Salzburg, Bregenz and the Styrian Autumn. Milan Horvat was succeeded in 1975 by the Finnish conductor Leif Segerstam. Other conductors included Ernest Bour, Bruno Maderna, Wolfgang Sawallisch, David Oistrakh, Vaclav Neumann, Carl Melles, Gerd Albrecht, Lamberto Gardelli, Michael Gielen, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Mackerras, Georges Pretre, Argeo Quadri, Jerzy Semkow, Lothar Zagrosek and others. The orchestra has developed a broader repertoire, ranging from pre-classical to twentieth-century music, with special attention on Austrian contemporary composers. Since 1996, when the orchestra celebrated its 30th birthday, it has been known as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO-Wien).

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
STRAUSS II 100 of His Best Compositions Naxos 8.501004
STRAUSS II Complete Orchestral Edition Naxos 8.505226
The Seasons Naxos 8.504038
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020


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Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A Viennese New Year Naxos
8.554466-67
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Fidelio, Op. 72a (with inserted texts by W. Jens) (Billy) Oehms Classics
OC919
Opera
FAMOUS OPERA CHORUSES Naxos
8.571078
Opera
FAMOUS OPERA OVERTURES Naxos
8.571093
Orchestral
German Operatic Choruses Naxos
8.550507
Opera
MAGIC OF SPRING (THE) Naxos
8.557785
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand" (Merbeth, Heever, Grigorian, Botha, Daniel, Youn, Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, de Billy) Oehms Classics
OC768
Orchestral
NEUJAHR IN WIEN (New Year in Vienna) - Musical Bonbons by Strauss I and II, Lanner and Ziehrer Naxos
8.552006
Orchestral
SEGERSTAM: Patria / SKIZZEN / DIVERTIMENTO BIS
BIS-CD-84
Orchestral, Concertos
SEGERSTAM: Six Songs of Experience / String Quartet BIS
BIS-CD-39
Orchestral
SMETANA: Festive Symphony Marco Polo
8.223120
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: 100 Most Famous Works, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.554517
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: 100 Most Famous Works, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.554518
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: 100 Most Famous Works, Vol. 5 Naxos
8.554521
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Edition - Vol. 26 Marco Polo
8.223226
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Edition - Vol. 27 Marco Polo
8.223227
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: Most Famous Waltzes, Polkas, and Marches, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.571110
Orchestral
STRAUSS II, J.: THE VERY BEST OF Naxos
8.552115-16
Orchestral
The Best of Naxos 8 Naxos
8.551201
Opera
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Hollander (Der) Naxos
8.660025-26
Opera
WAGNER, R: Ultimate Opera Album (The) Naxos
8.578070-71
Opera, Orchestral
WOLF, H.: Italienisches Liederbuch (excerpts / Morike Lieder (excerpts) / BERG, A.: 7 Early Songs BIS
BIS-CD-161
Vocal





 
 
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