Thomas Dausgaard

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Thomas Dausgaard (Danish: [tˢʌmas ˈd̥ɑʊ̯ˀsɡ̊ɒːˀ]; born 4 July 1963 in Copenhagen) is a Danish conductor.

Since 1997, Dausgaard has been Principal Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. From 2001-2004, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), and became principal conductor in 2004, the first Danish conductor to hold the post. In March 2006, his initial contract with the DNSO was extended through 2010. He concluded his principal conductorship of the DNSO at the close of the 2010-2011 season, and subsequently because the orchestra's æresdirigent (honorary conductor).

Outside of Scandinavia, Dausgaard first guest-conducted the Seattle Symphony in March 2013. In October 2013, the Seattle Symphony named Dausgaard its next principal guest conductor, effective with the 2014-2015 season, with an initial contract of 3 years. In March 2015, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra announced the appointment of Dausgaard as its next chief conductor, effective with the 2016-2017 season.

Dausgaard has been a regular conductor of the music of Per Nørgård, and is the dedicatee of Nørgård's composition Terrains Vagues. For the Chandos and DaCapo labels, Dausgaard has conducted several recordings of Danish and other Scandinavian music, including works by Per Nørgård, Johan Svendsen, Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, Rued Langgaard, Dag Wirén, Franz Berwald, August Enna and Asger Hamerik. He has also embarked on a series of recordings for SIMAX of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as two CDs for BIS of the symphonies of Robert Schumann.

Dausgaard and his wife Helle Hentzer have three sons.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Piano Concerto no. 3 / Triple Concerto Beethoven; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, Urban Svensson, Mats Rondin, Boris Berezovsky 1
2002 The Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra Sibelius; Christian Tetzlaff, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2006 Violin Concerto no. 2 Allan Pettersson; Isabelle van Keulen, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2008 Symphony no. 1 Rued Langgaard; Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2009 Symphonies 3 and 7 Per Nørgård; Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Vocal Ensemble, Danish National Choir, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2010 Music of the Spheres Rued Langgaard; Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Choir, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2012 Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Romeo and Juliet Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2012 Symphony no. 1 / Liebeslieder-Walzer / Hungarian Dances Johannes Brahms; Svenska Kammarorkestern, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2013 Symphony no. 6 / Rosamunde Franz Schubert; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2014 Symphonies nos 3, 4 & 5 Schubert; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1
2014 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 / Rosamunde Overture / Funeral March from Adrast Franz Schubert; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard 1

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