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DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's beginnings can be traced to 22 May 1900, when a 40-member ensemble performed under the direction of German-born conductor Hans Kreissig. Kreissig led the Orchestra for five seasons and helped to finance the organization.

In the ensuing years, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra began to grow into a major American orchestra under the leadership of such eminent conductors as Walter J. Fried, Carl Venth, Paul Van Katwiik and Jacques Singer. In 1945, the Dallas Symphony took great strides under the direction of Conductor Antal Dorati. Dorati transformed the ensemble into a fully professional, first-rate orchestra that won national attention through a series of RCA recordings, expanded repertoire, more concerts and several national network radio broadcasts. Dorati had a worthy and vigorous successor in American Walter Hendl, music director from 1949 to 1958. Hendl's successors included such major musical figures as Paul Kletzki, Sir Georg Solti, Donald Johanos, Anshel Brusilow, Max Rudolf and Louis Lane.

In 1977, Mexican-born Eduardo Mata was appointed music director and conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Under his guidance, the Orchestra enjoyed many successes, including recording contracts with RCA and Dorian, two Carnegie Hall performances, a performance at the Kennedy Center, a 15-concert European tour, three concerts in Mexico City and three concerts in Singapore. When Mata retired in June of 1993, he had the longest tenure as music director in the Orchestra's history and was named conductor emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

During Mata's tenure, in addition to excelling creatively, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra saw the dedication of its permanent home, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. You can read the full history of the Meyerson here.

In December of 1992, the Dallas Symphony Association named a young American, Andrew Litton, to succeed Mata as music director and conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Litton embarked on an ambitious program to significantly raise the Orchestra's international standing. He launched the Dallas Symphony's first television venture, the Amazing Music family concert series, made numerous recordings with the DSO including Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Gramophone magazine's Editor's Choice Award-winning Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos, had several performances at Carnegie Hall, three European tours and a summer residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.

Following Litton's departure, the DSO named Jaap van Zweden as its new music director in Februay 2007. The 2008-2009 season marks van Zweden's first, which includes two world premieres, works by modern and classic composers and the complete Madama Butterfly in concert. His other titled positions include music director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Kamer Filharmonie (2005-2013), and principal conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgium (2008-2011).

For further information, please visit the orchestra’s website http://dallassymphony.com/


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
40 TRACKS FOR 40 YEARS - Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration Delos
DE3440
Orchestral
BACH, J.S.: Transcriptions and Arrangements (Visions of Bach) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90016
Orchestral
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7 (Dallas Symphony, van Zweden) DSO Live
DSOLive001
Orchestral
CHAUSSON, E.: Symphony, Op. 20 / IBERT, J.: Escales / Divertissement (Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90181
Orchestral
CHRISTMAS GALA (Dallas Symphony Chorus and Orchestra) Delos
DE3267
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Film and TV Music, Choral - Secular, Vocal, Choral - Sacred, Film and TV Music, Choral - Secular, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral, Vocal
COPLAND, A.: Billy the Kid Suite / BERNSTEIN, L.: On the Waterfront / HARRIS, R.: Symphony No. 3 (An American Panorama) (Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90170
Orchestral
COPLAND, A.: Red Pony Suite (The) / Music for the Theatre Suite / Symphony for Organ and Orchestra (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3221
Orchestral
DELOS 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Encores! Delos
DE1630
Orchestral
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 5 Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90005
Orchestral
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 6 (A Dorian Banquet) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90006
Orchestral
ENGINEER'S CHOICE, Vol. 2 Delos
DE3512
Orchestral
GERSHWIN, G.: Dayful of Song / Cuban Overture / Promenade / Rhapsody in Blue / Lullaby/ An American in Paris (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3216
Orchestral, Chamber Music
GERSHWIN, G.: Porgy and Bess (arr. A. Litton) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90223
Opera
JONGEN, J.: Symphonie Concertante / SAINT-SAENS, C.: Symphony No. 3 (Guillou, Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90200
Orchestral, Concertos
KORNGOLD, E.W.: Sinfonietta, Op. 5 / Violin Concerto, Op. 35 (Mathe) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90216
Concertos, Orchestral
LIEBERMANN, L.: Symphony No. 2 / Flute Concerto (Dallas Symphony Chorus, Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3256
Choral - Secular, Concertos
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 10 (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3295
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" (Litton) Delos
DE3237
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 3 (Litton) Delos
DE3248
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 4 (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3261
Orchestral
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 5 (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90193
Orchestral
MARC, Alessandra: Arias (Opera Gala) -BELLINI, V. / DONIZETTI, G. / HOFMANNSTHAL, H. / BARBER, S. / PUCCINI, G. Delos
DE3240
Orchestral, Opera
OPERA GALA - 35th Anniversary (A Tribute to Delos Founder Amelia S. Haygood) Delos
DE3395
Opera
Orchestral Music (American) - SCHUMAN, W. / TOMLINSON, C. / IVES, C. / HOVHANESS, A. / PISTON, W. (An American Tapestry) (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90224
Orchestral
PROKOFIEV, S.: Alexander Nevsky / SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphony No. 9 (Paunova, Dallas Symphony Chorus, Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90169
Orchestral, Film and TV Music
PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Concerto No. 3 / KHACHATURIAN, A.I.: Piano Concerto (Kapell) (1946, 1949) Naxos Historical
8.110673
Concertos
PROKOFIEV, S.: Scythian Suite / STRAVINSKY, I.: The Rite of Spring (Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90156
Orchestral, Ballet
RESPIGHI, O.: Roman Festivals / Brazilian Impressions / Pines of Rome (Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90182
Orchestral
RODRIGUEZ: Oktoechos / Favola Boccaccesca / The Song of Songs First Edition
FECD-0027
Orchestral
ROZSA / SPOHR: Violin Concertos / TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade melancolique (Heifetz) (1954-56) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80201
Concertos
SCHUMANN, R.: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / BRAHMS, J.: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Moravec) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90172
Concertos
SERENE JOURNEYS THROUGH CLASSICAL MUSIC Delos
DE1608
Ballet
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Symphony No. 5 / Festive Overture (Litton, Dallas Symphony) Delos
DE3246
Orchestral, Concertos, Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphonies Nos. 6 and 10 (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3283
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad" (Dallas Symphony, Mata) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90161
Orchestral
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Symphony No. 8 (Dallas Symphony, Litton) Delos
DE3204
Orchestral
STRAUSS, R.: Also sprach Zarathustra / HOLST, G.: The Planets (Litton) Delos
DE3225
Orchestral
STUCKY, S.: August 4, 1964 (Mahajan, Jepson, Rideout, Gilfry, Dallas Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, van Zweden) DSO Live
DSOLive004
Choral - Secular
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 4 / Suite No. 4, "Mozartiana" (Dallas Symphony, van Zweden) DSO Live
DSOLive003
Orchestral
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 5 / Capriccio Italien (Dallas Symphony, van Zweden) DSO Live
DSOLive002
Orchestral





 
 
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