Apparently uses a hyphen to separate his two surnames outside of Spanish-speaking countries, probably so people will understand it's all a surname. We try to follow correct naming, so please don't add it to the artist *name*, just to the artist *credits*

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Jesús López-Cobos (born 25 February 1940) is a Spanish conductor.

López-Cobos was born in Toro, Zamora, Castile-León, Spain. He studied at Complutense University of Madrid and graduated with a degree in philosophy. Later he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara and with Hans Swarowsky at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

From 1981 to 1990 he was general music director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and from 1984 to 1988 he was music director of the Orquesta Nacional de España. From 1986 to 2000 he served as music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1990 to 2000 he was principal conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. From 2003 to 2010 he has been music director of the Teatro Real in Madrid.

He is a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Boléro Maurice Ravel; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos 1
1988 Trumpet Concertos London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López Cobos, Maurice André 1
1991 Symphony no. 6 Anton Bruckner; Jesús López Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1
1992 Ancient Airs and Dances / Trittico Botticelliano Respighi; Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Jesús López-Cobos 1
1995 Der Rosenkavalier Suite Strauss; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesús López Cobos 1
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain / Albéniz: Concierto fantástico / Rapsodia española / Turina: Rapsodia sinfónica Falla, Albéniz, Turina; Jean-François Heisser, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Jesús López-Cobos 1
Pines of Rome / Fountains of Rome / Metamorphoseon Modi XII Respighi; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesús López Cobos 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Bruch: Violin Concertos 1 & 2 Mendelssohn, Bruch; Itzhak Perlman, Concertgebouw Orchestra, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Jesús López-Cobos 2

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Sorcerer's Apprentice / Symphony in C / La Péri Dukas; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos 1

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