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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra



The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765 and is thus one of the world’s oldest orchestras, celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015. Edvard Grieg had a close relationship with the orchestra and was its artistic director during the years 1880–82. In 2003 Andrew Litton, currently music director of the orchestra, was appointed chief conductor. Under Litton’s direction the orchestra has been increasing its international activities by means of touring, commissions and recording projects. Edward Gardner is engaged as principal guest conductor (he will take over as chief conductor in 2015) and Kai Grinde Myrann as assistant conductor.

The orchestra, with the status of a Norwegian National Orchestra, consists of 101 players. Touring regularly, it has during the last few seasons performed in the Concertgebouw, Royal Albert Hall, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich, Carnegie Hall in New York, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and the Philharmonie in Berlin. The orchestra records extensively for BIS and in 2007 received a special award for its recording of all Grieg’s orchestral music from the Grieg Society of Great Britain. Other acclaimed releases include a disc of piano concertos by Prokofiev with Freddy Kempf as soloist, and a three-disc cycle of Mendelssohn’s symphonies which also received critical praise, with Symphony No.2 receiving a 2010 BBC Music Magazine Award. The orchestra’s recording of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka was nominated for a 2011 Gramophone Award, while a release of Bruch’s First Violin Concerto with Vadim Gluzman received a Diapason d’Or de l’Année the same year.

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Prokofiev - Symphonies No. 4 & 7
BIS-2134 SACD
 €15
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2
BIS-2071 SACD
 €15
Prokofiev - Symphony No.5
BIS-2124 SACD
 €15
Scriabin & Medtner - Piano Concertos
BIS-2088 SACD
 €15
James Rutherford sings Wagner
BIS-2080 SACD
 €15
Prokofiev - Symphony No.6
BIS-1994 SACD
 €15
Christian Poltéra plays Samuel Barber
BIS-1827 SACD
 €15
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
BIS-1751 SACD
 €15
Mendelssohn - Symphonies, String Symphonies & Concertos
BIS-2002 CD
11 CDs for the price of 4
 €60
Rhapsody in Blue
BIS-1940 SACD
5 Diapasons: “Une superbe réussite”, Diapason
 €15
Stravinsky - The Firebird
BIS-1874 SACD
 €15
Bruch: Violin Concerto - Romanze
BIS-1852 SACD
 €15
Rite of Spring & Petrushka
BIS-1474 SACD
 €15
Prokofiev - Piano Concertos Nos 2 & 3
BIS-1820 SACD
 €15
Mendelssohn - Symphonies 3 and 5
BIS-1604 SACD
 €15
Mendelssohn - Symphonies 1 and 4 ´Italian´
BIS-1584 SACD
 €15
Mendelssohn - Lobgesang
BIS-1704 SACD
 €15
Grieg - The Complete Orchestral Music
BIS-1740 CD
8 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
Tchaikovsky & Glazunov - Violin Concertos
BIS-1432 SACD
 €15
Aho - Tuba Concerto & Contrabassoon Concerto
BIS-1574 CD
 €15
Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - The Three Suites
BIS-1301 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Olav Trygvason / Orchestral Songs
BIS-1531 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites
BIS-1591 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Holberg Suite
BIS-1491 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Peer Gynt (The Complete Incidental Music)
BIS-1441 SACD
Set of 2 SACDs - 10/10 Classicstoday.com
 €30
Pärt - Spiegel im Spiegel
BIS-1434 CD
 €15
Grieg - Sigurd Jorsalfar
BIS-1391 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Orchestral Dances
BIS-1291 SACD
 €15
Grieg - Piano Concerto
BIS-1191 SACD
 €15
Tubin - The Symphonies
BIS-1402 CD
5 CDs for the price of 3
 €45
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