The Boston Symphony Orchestra had its inaugural concert in 1881 conducted by George Henschel. The orchestra was founded by Henry Lee Higginson, an American businessman and philantropist. For approximately twenty years, BSO has held its most performances in Symphony Hall, the old Boston Music Hall, one of the most revered concert halls. Under the direction of numerous great conductors namely Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, William Steinberg, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, and Andris Nelsons, BSO, with 94 orchestra members, is known as one of the “Big Five” symphony orchestras in the United States.
BSO had its first accoustical recordins in 1917 with Karl Muck and recorded its first electrical album with Koussevitzky in the late 1920s. Subsequently, the orchestra has contributed several classical recordings include Sibelius’Second Symphony, Brahms’ German Requiem, Steonberg and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, Ravel’s complete Daphnis et Chloe, and many more. The recording of Ravel’s complete Daphnis et Chloe with conductor James Levine won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance
Along with their contribution in classical music world through concerts and performances, BSO also established Education and Community Engagement programs that provides opportunity to develop orchestral music for people with diverse background. Moreover, the orchestra also offers a variety of free educational programs at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.
Mozart - Bach - Britten - Prokofiev - Works for Oboe played by Keisuke Wakao
Jean Sibelius - Symphonies & Symphonic Poem “En Saga”
Tchaikovsky - Overtures & Jean Sibelius - Valse triste, Karelia Suite
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 & Mendelssohn - Symphony No.4
REMASTERED CLASSICS Beethoven - Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5
REMASTERED CLASSICS Ravel - Orchestral Works
REMASTERED CLASSICS Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24
REMASTERED CLASSICS Igor Stravinsky - Le Roi des Étoiles & Le Sacre du Printemps
REMASTERED CLASSICS Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
REMASTERED CLASSICS Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra & Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
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08 October 2015
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06 October 2015
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19 May 2015
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29 March 2015
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14 March 2015
"The 4.0 channel quadraphonic recording is quite miraculous in the way it captures the reverberant ambience o...
20 January 2015
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