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    Default Staatskapelle Dresden

    This is one of the oldest extant orchestras in Europe. I've been interested in their recordings lately. They tend to have a great and distinctive sound.

    Any fans? What are some classic recordings from this orchestra?








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    Eugen Jochum's EMI Bruckner cycle, and Wolfgang Sawallisch's Schumann cycle spring immediately to mind!

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    Eugen Jochum's Bruckner with the Staatskapelle Dresden is superb. Rudolf Kempe's recordings of Richard Strauss' orchestral works. And Karajan's Die Meistersinger features some unbelievable playing.

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    Also Kurt Sanderling's Brahms cycle.

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    The Staatskapelle Dresden is my favorite orchestra at the moment for Herbert Blomstedt’s performances of the Schubert symphonies. I find it wonderfully seasoned with a rich historic background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkenfield View Post
    The Staatskapelle Dresden is my favorite orchestra at the moment for Herbert Blomstedt’s performances of the Schubert symphonies. I find it wonderfully seasoned with a rich historic background.
    I just bought this today. Very excited to give it all a listen.

    I'm pretty familiar with Wolfgang Sawallisch's Schubert recordings with this orchestra. But I've become fond of Blomstedt's conducting lately (listening now to him conducting the San Francisco SO's Hindemith) and am excited to hear more of his Schubert.

    He was director of the Staatskapelle for a while, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    He [Blomstedt] was director of the Staatskapelle for a while, no?
    1975-1985.........

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    Strauss: Orchestral Works- Staatskapelle Dresden, Rudolf Kempe.
    Enjoy!

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    Giuseppe Sinopoli's Bruckner recordings with the Dresden Staatskapelle are worth knowing, esp. this stupendous album.



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    Just remembered, if you like Wagner: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde conducted by Carlos Kleiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Just remembered, if you like Wagner: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde conducted by Carlos Kleiber.
    I'm not too big of a Wagner guy, and I also just bought Böhm's Tristan und Isolde with Bayreuth so I think my hands are full on that one. But I also recently learned Kleiber conducted Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz with Dresden, so that one is on my list now. Love what little I've heard of that opera.

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    It's an orchestra with history and tradition and has been through many changes in the sound it makes. Are we talking here about older recordings or new ones? Anyway, I was wondering what others made of Thielemann's Brahms recordings with the orchestra? Some rate them very highly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Just remembered, if you like Wagner: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde conducted by Carlos Kleiber.
    Not to mention a complete RING, conducted by Janowski:

    ring_janowski (2).jpg

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    Enthusiast, the SKD sounds quite different today from the famous recordings of the 70s and 80s made in the Lucas church of Dresden , because it no longer records there . For some time, it has released live recordings from the historic Semper opera house in Dresden .
    The stage of the opera house can easily be converted for concerts of the SKD and visiting orchestras .
    The Dresden church was much more resonant than the opera house , but opera house acoustics are still excellent .

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