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Sergiu Celibidache (Romanian: [ˈserd͡ʒju t͡ʃelibiˈdake]; 11 July [O.S. 28 June] 1912 – 14 August 1996) was a Romanian conductor, composer, and teacher. Educated in his native Romania, and later in Paris and Berlin, Celibidache's career in music spanned over five decades, including tenures as principal conductor for the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and several European orchestras. Later in life, he taught at Mainz University in Germany and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Celibidache frequently refused to release his performances on commercial recordings during his lifetime claiming that a listener could not obtain a "transcendental experience" outside of the concert hall. Many of the recordings of his performances were released posthumously. Nonetheless, he earned international acclaim for celebrated interpretations of classical music repertoire and was known for a spirited performance style informed by his study and experiences in Zen Buddhism. His later career was marred by controversy and accusations of sexism and discrimination that came to light during a 12-year legal battle that dominated his tenure at the Munich Philharmonic.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Concerto no. 5 for piano and orchestra Ludwig van Beethoven; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1993 Symphony No. 7 Shostakovich; Berliner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1997 Concerto for Orchestra Bartók; Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker 1
1997 La Mer / Images pour orchestre No. 2 "Ibéria" Debussy; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 2
1997 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Ravel: Boléro Modest Mussorgsky, Maurice Ravel; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1997 Symphonie No. 5 Tchaikovsky; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1997 Symphony no. 9 Franz Schubert; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1998 Bruckner 4 Anton Bruckner; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1998 Symphony no. 3 Anton Bruckner; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2000 Daphnis et Chloé / La Valse / Le Tombeau de Couperin Ravel; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2000 Nocturnes / La Mer Debussy; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2004 Requiem in D minor Mozart; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2004 Requiem Verdi; Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker 1
2005 Shostakovich: Symphonies 1 & 9 / Barber: Adagio Shostakovich, Barber; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2009 Sergiu Celibidache Conducts Brahms Symphony no. 4 Johannes Brahms; Sergiu Celibidache 1
2010 Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 / Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Sergei Prokofiev, Modest Mussorgsky; Sergiu Celibidache 1
Mass in B minor Bach; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" Tchaikovsky; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphony no. 7 in E major Bruckner; Berliner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphony No. 9 Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Schubert: Symphony No. 8 / Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Schubert, Tchaikovsky; Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1999 Brahms I: German Requiem Johannes Brahms; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2001 The Celibidache Edition: The Swedish Radio Recordings Sibelius, Franck, Hindemith, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich; Jacqueline du Pré, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2004 Great Conductors of the 20th Century: Sergiu Celibidache Sergiu Celibidache 1
2004 Symphonies nos. 3-5, 7-9 Anton Bruckner; Sergiu Celibidache 1
2006 DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 05: Sergiu Celibidache dirigiert Anton Bruckner Anton Bruckner; Sergiu Celibidache 1
2011 Symphonies Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Celibidache 10CD Set - Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (disc 10) Sergiu Celibidache 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Sinfonien 103 & 104 Haydn; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1999 Symphonies 2 - 4 Brahms; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2005 Symphonies Nos. 1 "Classique", 5 Prokofiev; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
2005 Symphony No. 8 in C minor Anton Bruckner; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Orchestral Music Wagner; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphony No. 7 / Te Deum Bruckner; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an exhibition / Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss Suite Mussorgsky, Stravinsky; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Ein Heldenleben Richard Strauss; Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphonie Fantastique / Carnaval Romain Berlioz; Sergiu Celibidache 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Symphony N. 4 / Symphony N. 9 (original version) Anton Bruckner; Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Sergiu Celibidache 1

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