Andrew Litton

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Andrew Litton (born May 16, 1959, New York City) is an American orchestral conductor. Litton is a graduate of The Fieldston School, and holds both undergraduate and Masters degrees in music from Juilliard. His early teachers included John DeMaio.

Litton started his conducting career with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, where he served as the principal conductor from 1988 to 1994, and is now its conductor laureate. He served for twelve seasons as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra from 1994 to 2006, following which he was named Music Director Emeritus. Since 2003, he has been Artistic Director of the Sommerfest concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra, and in June 2008, his contract in this post was extended to 2011. He has been Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway since 2003. In June 2008, his contract with the Bergen Philharmonic was extended through the 2010-2011 season. In March 2011, his Bergen contract was further extended through 2015. He is scheduled to conclude his Bergen tenure in 2015 and to take the title of conductor laureate with the orchestra. In June 2012, Litton accepted the post of Artistic Adviser with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra through the 2014-2015 season beginning September 1, 2012. In August 2013, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra elevated Litton's title to Music Director, with immediate effect.

Litton's recordings include a Grammy-winning William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with Bryn Terfel and the Bournemouth Symphony, a set of Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos with pianist Stephen Hough, a live performance recording of Sweeney Todd, performed with the New York Philharmonic, which received a Grammy nomination. Other recordings: a Decca Walton Centennial boxed set, the complete Tchaikovsky Symphonies with the Bournemouth Symphony, the complete Rachmaninoff Symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic, Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and many Gershwin recordings, both as conductor and pianist, with the Dallas Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic.

Litton was a participant in Affiliate Artists Exxon-Arts Endowment Conductors Program. In 2003, he was awarded Yale University's Sanford Medal.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1991 Enigma Variations / Viola Concerto (arr. Tertis) Sir Edward Elgar; Andrew Litton, Mark Braunstein, Richard Stamp 1
1991 Poème Chausson, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Ravel; Joshua Bell, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
1995 Cello Concerto / Symphony no. 1 Sir William Walton; Robert Cohen, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
1997 Symphony no. 8 Dmitri Shostakovich; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
1997 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 14: Concerto Symphonique no. 2 in B minor / Concerto Symphonique no. 4 in D minor Henry Charles Litolff; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Peter Donohoe 1
1998 Elgar: Cello Concerto / Bloch: Schelomo / Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations / R. Strauss: Don Quixote Elgar, Bloch, Kabalevsky, Tchaikovsky, R. Strauss; Steven Isserlis, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox, London Philharmonic, Andrew Litton, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, John Eliot Gardiner, Minnesota Orchestra, Edo de Waart 1
1999 Symphony No. 2, C minor "Resurrection" Gustav Mahler; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
1999 Symphony no. 5 / Piano Concerto no. 2 Shostakovich; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2000 Candide Overture / Fancy Free / Symphony no. 2 "The Age of Anxiety" Leonard Bernstein; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Jeffrey Kahane 1
2001 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 26: Concerto Symphonique no. 3 in E-flat major / Concerto Symphonique no. 5 in C minor Henry Litolff; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Peter Donohoe 1
2003 Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Shchedrin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Dmitri Shostakovich, Rodion Shchedrin; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Marc-André Hamelin 3
2004 The Piano Concertos / Paganini Rhapsody Sergei Rachmaninov; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Stephen Hough 3
2005 Flute and Harp Concerto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Jonathan Snowden; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Andrew Litton 1
2006 Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 83 / Four Piano Pieces, op. 119 Johannes Brahms; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Marc-André Hamelin 2
2006 Symphonies nos. 1 & 4 / Central Park in the Dark Ives; Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton 2
2007 Romeo & Juliet: The Three Suites Prokofiev; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 2
2007 Tuba & Contrabassoon Concertos Kalevi Aho; Lewis Lipnick, Øystein Baadsvik, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Mats Rondin 1
2007 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 42: Alnæs: Piano Concerto in D major, op. 27 / Sinding: Piano Concerto in D-flat major, op. 6 Eyvind Alnæs, Christian Sinding; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Piers Lane 1
2007 Vaughan Williams and Tavener Vaughan Williams, Tavener; Nicola Benedetti, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2008 Violin Concertos Пётр Ильич Чайковский, Александр Константинович Глазунов; Vadim Gluzman, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2008 La Cour de Célimène Ambroise Thomas; Laura Claycomb, Alastair Miles, Joan Rodgers, Sébastien Droy; Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2009 Cello Concerto / Symphony-Concerto Prokofiev; Alban Gerhardt, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2009 Symphony no. 3 "Scottish" / Symphony no. 5 "Reformation" Mendelssohn; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2011 The Rite of Spring / Petrushka (1911) Igor Stravinsky; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2012 The Firebird and arrangements of works by Sibelius, Tchaikovsky & Chopin Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2012 Rhapsody in Blue / I Got Rhythm / Piano Concerto in F / Second Rhapsody George Gershwin; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Freddy Kempf 2
2012 Cello Concerto / Sonata / Adagio for Strings Samuel Barber; Christian Poltéra, Kathryn Scott, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream Mendelssohn; Edith Wiens, Sarah Walker, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Andrew Litton 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Flute Concerto / Oboe Concerto / Sinfonia Concertante / Flute & Harp Concerto Compilation Mozart; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Andrew Litton 1
2010 Rózsa: Viola Concerto / Serly: Rhapsody for Viola & Orchestra / Bartók: Viola Concerto Compilation Rózsa, Serly, Bartók; Lawrence Power, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2009 Symphonies nos 1 and 4 Italian Live Mendelssohn; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton 1
2009 Symphony no. 2 Lobgesang Live Mendelssohn; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, KorVest, The Danish National Vocal Ensemble / DR, Judith Howarth, Jennifer Larmore, Christoph Prégardien, Andrew Litton 1

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