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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

For more that seventy years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany’s leading orchestras. Robin Ticciati took on the position of Music Director at the start of the 2017/18 season.



Debussy: La mer & Ariettes oubliees
Debussy: La mer & Ariettes oubliees
Robin Ticciati and the DSO launch their exciting new partnership in an album feat. Magdalena Kožená. 

CKD 550  

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin 

For more that seventy years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany’s leading orchestras. The number of renowned music directors, the scope and variety of its work, and its particular emphasis on modern and contemporary music, makes the ensemble unique. Founded as the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in 1946, it was renamed the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 1956 and has borne its current name since 1993.

As the first Music Director, Ferenc Fricsay defined the standards in terms of repertoire, acoustic ideal and media presence. In 1964, the young Lorin Maazel assumed artistic responsibility. In 1982, he was followed by Riccardo Chailly and in 1989 by Vladimir Askenazy. Kent Nagano was appointed Music Director in 2000. Since his departure in 2006, he has been associated with the orchestra as an honorary conductor.

From 2007 to 2010, as the successor to Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher set decisive accents in the concert life of the capital with progressive programmes and consistent commitment to the music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From 2012 to 2016, the North Ossetian Tugan Sokhiev was Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; his successor Robin Ticciati took on the position at the start of the 2017/18 season.

Apart from its concerts in Berlin, the DSO also tours internationally in the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, the Near, Middle and Far East. The DSO is also acclaimed worldwide for its many award-winning recordings. In 2011, it was awarded a Grammy Award for the best opera recording for the production of Kaija Saariaho’s L’amour de loin conducted by Kent Nagano. After the recording of Ivan the Terrible in June of 2014, theFifth Symphony and Scythian Suite in 2015 the orchestra released its third Prokofiev production under the baton of Tugan Sokhiev with the Symphonies No. 1 and 7 as well as the Suite from Lieutenant Kijé in May 2016


For further information - www.dso-berlin.de
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HiFi & Records Magazine
'First and foremost, the album provides a welcome contribution to the repertoire.'
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Fono Forum
4½ Stars
'Ticciati presents [La Mer] as a kaleidoscope of magnificently sounding, meticulously visualized moments...'
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Politiken
5/6: 'It's simply outstanding. Robin Ticciati is one of his generation's top conductors.'
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The Arts Desk
‘I was won over within seconds…Ticciati’s La Mer is outstanding. The orchestral playing is superb…’
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'With an interesting coupling and good performances, Robin Ticciati’s first recording with his Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin is attractive. Magdalena Kozena is a convincing performer in Brett Dean’s very good orchestration of Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées.'
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La Libre Belgique
'Robin Ticciati brings...a very personal balance between form and color.'
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Spiegel
'Robin Ticciati is astonishing with an abundant palette of colors, supple strings and a hypnotic flow that has everything you could desire in a Debussy interpretation.'
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RBB Kulturradio
4 Stars
CD-Tipp: 'Splendid glitzernde Farbfluten von deliziöser Feinheit, sogar eine ganze Sprinkleranlage klanglicher Differenzierung nimmt bei dieser CD für sich ein.'
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BR Klassik
CD-Tipp: 'Magdalena Kožená is the ideal interpreter for this charming song cycle...'
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Gramophone
'It suits Ticciati’s considered way with Debussy uncommonly well. Everything is beautifully balanced and clear. Shifts in colour and texture are carefully teased out...'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'The Debussy songs have been orchestrated by Brett Dean, whose technicolor sonic imagination brings these elusive settings into vivid focus...The result is beguiling interpretations, performed with controlled intensity.'


Taz
'Ticciati...gives a clear picture of the individual lines, without losing sight of the immense power of the water.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: '...this quite outstanding album of Fauré and Debussy works certainly whets the appetite for future releases from Robin Ticciati with the DSO Berlin.'
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Crescendo
'Ce disque est une carte de visite qui montre l’ambition du jeune chef à renouveler le répertoire et la visibilité de son orchestre.'
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Klassiek Centraal
4 Stars
'A blissful recording to listen to in the long autumn evenings.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'Fauré’s Prelude to Penelope surges and sweeps, Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande suite has a rich, sombre beauty and La Mer sounds robust, brooding and vast.'
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Musiq’3 Radio ‘Le Moment Musical’
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CD Choice
'And the performances are as nonpareil as ever — as with this intriguing coupling. The rarity here is the orchestration by Brett Dean of Debussy’s songs Ariettes oubliées, sensitively sung by Magdalena Kozena and which in this new iteration add an intriguing new piece to the recorded repertoire of the French composer.'


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