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The North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra, German: Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, or NDR Sinfonieorchester) is a German orchestra, the symphony orchestra of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg.

The radio orchestra was founded by British occupation authorities after World War II, as Radio Hamburg was the only radio station in what would later be West Germany not to be destroyed during the war. Its first musicians for the then Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) came mostly from the ranks of the old Nazi-controlled Großes Rundfunkorchester des Reichssenders Hamburg. Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt was living near the Hamburg area, and was given the task of assembling the orchestra, which occurred over a period of six months. The orchestra gave its first concert in November 1945, conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, with Yehudi Menuhin as soloist. The orchestra first visited the UK in 1951, as part of the concerts celebrating the re-opening in Manchester of the Free Trade Hall.

The orchestra is renowned for its performances of the core classical and romantic repertoire by composers such as Beethoven and Bruckner, but also noted for its interpretations of contemporary works. It rose to particular significance under the baton of Günter Wand. Wand conducted several commercial recordings with the orchestra for the RCA Victor Red Seal and EMI labels. The orchestra has also recorded for the Deutsche Grammophon and CPO labels.

Beginning with the 2011–2012 season, Thomas Hengelbrock is the orchestra's principal conductor, with an initial contract of 3 years. The orchestra's current principal guest conductor is Alan Gilbert.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Klavierkonzerte no. 24, K. 491 / no. 27, K. 595 Mozart; Christian Zacharias, Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Günter Wand 1
1987 Sinfonie №9 Beethoven; Sinfonie-Orchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Günter Wand 3
1989 Symphony no. 1+7 Beethoven; Günter Wand, North German Radio Symphony Orchestra 1
1992 War Requiem Benjamin Britten; John Eliot Gardiner, NDR‐Sinfonieorchester 2
1993 Brahms: 9 Hungarian Dances / Dvorak: Symphonic Variations / Czech Suite Brahms, Dvořák; NDR Sinfonieorchester, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1996 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances / Janacek: Taras Bulba NDR Sinfonieorchester 1
1996 Lieder Gustav Mahler, Alexander von Zemlinsky; Anne Sofie von Otter, NDR Sinfonieorchester, John Eliot Gardiner 1
2004 Sinfonie "Mathis der Maler" / Nobilissima visione / Sinfonische Tänze Paul Hindemith; NDR Sinfonieorchester, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt 1
2005 Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / La Muse et le Poète / Suite Saint-Saëns; Steven Isserlis, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach 5 1
2007 Cello Concertos Schumann, Strauss, Volkmann, Bruch; Daniel Müller-Schott, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach 1
2013 Arabesque Olga Peretyatko, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Enrique Mazzola 1
2013 Violinkonzert / Symphonic Metamorphosis / Konzertmusik, op. 50 Paul Hindemith; NDR Sinfonieorchester, Christoph Eschenbach, Midori 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Symphonies 1-9 Beethoven; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 2
2001 Symphonies nos. 1 & 3 Brahms; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2006 Günter-Wand-Edition, Volume 9 I. Stravinsky, B.A. Zimmermann, W. Fortner, G. Ligeti; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Günter Wand 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Klavierkonzerte Nos. 13 & 15 - Piano Concertos K. 415 & K. 450 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, NDR Sinfonieorchester, Cord Garben 1
1990 Symphony no. 5 Bruckner; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1991 Modern Pictures Stravinsky, Fortner, Webern, Martin; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1992 Symphony no. 9 "The Great" Schubert; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1992 Tschaikowsky: Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Strawinsky: Pulcinella Suite (1949) Tschaikowsky, Strawinsky; NDR Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1993 Symphony no. 7 Bruckner; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1994 Symphony no. 9 Bruckner; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
1994 Symphonies 1-4 Brahms; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 2
1998 Symphony 4 Brahms; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2001 Schubert: Symphony no. 8 / Bruckner: Symphony no. 9 (Live in Japan 2000) Schubert, Bruckner; NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Günter Wand 1
2001 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2002 Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 / Mozart: Posthornserenade Beethoven, Mozart; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
Sinfonie Nr. 8 Bruckner; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
Symphony no. 8 Bruckner; Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks, Günter Wand 1

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