Christian Benda

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Christian Benda is a Czech cellist, composer and conductor, descended from the eighteenth-century Benda family of composers. He performs worldwide both as a soloist and a conductor. His numerous recordings include many classical standards (notably, particularly distinguished performances of Boccherini cello sonatas, with his brother accompanying on the fortepiano, for the Naxos label) as well as the compositions of his ancestors Georg Anton (Jiří Antonín) Benda, František Benda and Jan Jiří Benda. (Another ancestor of his was the conductor Hans von Benda, who was particularly active between the 1930s and the 1950s.) He serves as chief Conductor and artistic director of the Prague Sinfonia.

He was a Climate Ally in the "Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice" campaign.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Cello Concertos nos. 1-3 Carl Stamitz; Christian Benda, Prague Chamber Orchestra 2
1995 Sinfonias Nos. 1-6 Jiří Antonín Benda; Prague Chamber Orchestra, Christian Benda 1
1997 Hamburg Sinfonias nos. 1-6 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Capella Istropolitana, Christian Benda 1
1998 The Musical Offering Johann Sebastian Bach; Capella Istropolitana, Christian Benda 1
2009 Complete Overtures, Volume 1 Franz Schubert; Prague Sinfonia, Christian Benda 1
2009 Complete Overtures, Volume 2 Franz Schubert; Prague Sinfonia, Christian Benda 1
2012 Complete Overtures 1 Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda 1
2013 Complete Overtures 2 Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda 1
2013 Complete Overtures 3 Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda 1
2014 Complete Overtures 4 Gioachino Rossini; Prague Sinfonia Orchestra, Christian Benda 1

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