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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded by the businessman, philanthropist, and Civil War veteran Henry Lee Higginson, gave its inaugural concert in 1881. It now reaches millions of listeners through concerts, recordings, the internet, radio, television, and educational programs. It develops future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and future performers through its summer training program, the Tanglewood Music Center. Founded in 1885, the Boston Pops (essentially the BSO without its principal players) sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.

The BSO’s first conductor was German-born Georg Henschel, whose successors included Arthur Nikisch, Karl Muck, Pierre Monteux, Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, Seiji Ozawa, and James Levine. Latvian-born Andris Nelsons became music director in the 2014–15 season. During Koussevitzky’s tenure (1924–49), the BSO established its permanent summer home at Tanglewood and founded the Berkshire (now Tanglewood) Music Center. The BSO’s commissioning legacy began with its 50th anniversary season in 1931. Munch led the BSO on its first international tours in the 1950s, including a visit to the Soviet Union. Seiji Ozawa’s 29-year tenure (1973–2002) encompassed the centennial of the BSO itself and that of its revered home, Symphony Hall. Under Andris Nelsons’ leadership, the BSO has initiated a historic partnership with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, earned several GRAMMY Awards, and launched its newest major venture, the Tanglewood Learning Institute.

For more information, visit www.bso.org.

Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF CONDUCTORS Naxos Educational
8.558087-90
Orchestral
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra / MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition (Koussevitzky) (1943-1944) Naxos Historical
8.110105
Concerto, Orchestral
BEETHOVEN / BRAHMS: Violin Concertos (Heifetz) (1939-1940) Naxos Historical
8.110936
Concerto
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5 / Die Geschopfe des Prometheus (excerpts) (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5016
Classical Concert
BERLIOZ: Harold in Italy / WALTON: Viola Concerto (1946) (Primrose) Naxos Historical
8.110316
Orchestral
BERNSTEIN AT 100 - The Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood (Sierra, Yazbeck, Boston Symphony, A. Nelsons, J. Williams) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
747704
Classical Concert
BERNSTEIN AT 100 - The Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood (Sierra, Yazbeck, Boston Symphony, A. Nelsons, J. Williams) (NTSC) C Major
747608
Classical Concert
BLACKWOOD, E.: Symphonies No. 1 and 5 (DePreist, Munch) Cedille
CDR90000-016
Orchestral
BRAHMS, J.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5029
Classical Concert
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 7 (Tennstedt) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5066
Classical Concert
BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 8 (Steinberg) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5071
Classical Concert
CHARLES MUNCH AND THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1958-1962) (5 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAB5130
Classical Concert
COPLAND, A.: Appalachian Spring / The Tender Land Suite (Boston Symphony, Copland) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81024
Ballet, Orchestral
DEBUSSY, C.: La mer / Iberia / RAVEL, M.: Ma mere l'oye (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5014
Classical Concert
GREAT VIOLINISTS Naxos Historical
8.110980-81
Concerto
HANDEL, G.F.: Water Music Suite (arr. H. Harty) / MOZART, W.A.: Symphonies Nos. 36 and 38 (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5057
Classical Concert
HAYDN, J.: Symphony No. 55 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 (Steinberg) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5067
Classical Concert
HAYDN, J.: Symphony No. 98 / BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 7 (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5028
Classical Concert
IVES, C.: 3 Places in New England / SIBELIUS, J.: Symphony No. 4 (Boston Symphony, Tilson Thomas) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5111
Classical Concert
LEGENDARY CONDUCTORS OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (5 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAB5115
Classical Concert
LEONARD BERNSTEIN BOX SET EDITION, Vol. 1 (6-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) C Major
743008
Classical Concert
MAHLER, G.: Symphony No. 4 / MOZART, W.A.: Symphony No. 35, "Haffner" (Tennstedt) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5072
Classical Concert
MASSENET: Manon (los Angeles, Legay, Monteux) (1955) Naxos Historical
8.111268-70
Choral - Secular, Vocal
MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH: Violin Concertos (Menuhin) (1951-1952) Naxos Historical
8.110991
Concerto
MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5039
Classical Concert
MENOTTI, G.C.: Maria Golovin [Opera] (Duval, Cross, Neway, Las, Handt, P.H. Adler) Naxos Historical
8.111376-77
Concerto
MENOTTI, G.C.: Violin Concerto in A Minor / HONEGGER, A.: Symphony No. 2, "Symphonie pour cordes" (Munch) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80128
Concerto, Orchestral
MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition / RAVEL: Bolero (Koussevitzky) (1930-1947) Naxos Historical
8.110154
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - ANDRES, T. / NATHAN, E. / SHEPHERD, S. / TSONTAKIS, G. (Boston Symphony Commissions) (A. Nelsons) Naxos
8.559874
Orchestral, Concerto, Orchestral
Orchestral Music - DEBUSSY, C. / CHAUSSON, E. / BRAHMS, J. / FRANCK, C. / BERLIOZ, H. (BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, Monteux) (1955-1961) ICA Classics
ICAC5150
Concerto, Orchestral
PROKOFIEV / GRUENBERG: Violin Concertos (Heifetz) (1937, 1945) Naxos Historical
8.110942
Concerto
PROKOFIEV, S.: Piano Concerto No. 3 / KHACHATURIAN, A.I.: Piano Concerto (Kapell) (1946, 1949) Naxos Historical
8.110673
Concerto
PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf / SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 (Koussevitzky) (1950) Naxos Historical
8.111290
Orchestral
RAVEL, M.: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete) (Boston Symphony, Munch) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80723
Ballet
ROSTROPOVICH, Mstislav: Indomitable Bow (The) (Documentary, 2017) (Blu-ray, HD) Naxos
NBD0082V
Classical Concert
ROSTROPOVICH, Mstislav: Indomitable Bow (The) (Documentary, 2017) (NTSC) Naxos
2.110583
Classical Concert
SCHUBERT, F.: Symphony No. 9, "Great" / SCHUMANN, R.: Symphony No. 4 / WAGNER, R.: Parsifal: Good Friday Music (Leinsdorf) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5043
Classical Concert
SCRIABIN, A.: Poeme de l'extase (La) / LISZT, F.: Les Preludes (Boston Symphony, Monteux) (1952) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80616
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (Koussevitzky) (1935-1936) Naxos Historical
8.110170
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7 / Tapiola (Koussevitzky) (1933-1940) Naxos Historical
8.110168
Orchestral
STRAUSS, R. / MAHLER, G.: Masterworks (5-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAB5133
Classical Concert
STRAUSS, R.: Salome (Goltz, Patzak, Krauss) (1954) Naxos Historical
8.111014-15
Opera
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.: Symphony No. 4 (Boston Symphony, Munch) (1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.80568
Orchestral
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 5 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Egmont Overture (Leinsdorf) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5059
Classical Concert
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto / Encores (Milstein) (1949-53) Naxos Historical
8.111259
Concerto
WAGNER, R.: Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Die) (excerpts) / FRANCK, C.: Symphony in D Minor (Munch) (NTSC) ICA Classics
ICAD5015
Classical Concert
WAGNER: Opera Overtures / BRAHMS: Academic Festival Overture (Boston Symphony / Koussevitzky) (1946-1949) Naxos Historical
8.111283
Orchestral





 
 
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