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Beethoven Orchester Bonn (Symphony Orchestra)

Founded: 1897 – Koblenz, Germany
Relocated: 1906 - Bonn, Germany

Today’s orchestra of the Beethoven Hall was founded in Koblenz in 1897 and was taken over by the city of Bonn in 1906, ten years later. With the construction of the Beethoven Hall in 1963, the ensemble got its actual name: Beethoven Orchester Bonn, bearing, of course, the name of the famous Bonn son: Ludwig van Beethoven..

The Orchestra, whose name is well-known all over the world, has a long tradition in Bonn. Many meaningful composers and conductors can be found in the Orchestra’s history, which is more than 100-years-old, such as Max Reger, Karl Böhm and Sergiu Celibidache. Stefan Blunier is General Musical Director of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn since August 2008.

The Beethoven Orchester Bonn is one of the leading German orchestras and makes an important contribution to the city’s cultural life with its concerts in the Beethoven Hall and the opera of Bonn. The Orchestra is the musical “ambassador” of Bonn. It promotes Bonn successfully with its concerts in Germany and in other countries and its CD recordings. The orchestra with its 106 members contributes in an important way to the artistic success of the Beethoven Festivals, which have taken place since 1927.


Source: Beethoven Orchester Bonn Website (Fhotos: Barbara Aumüller); Stadt Bonn Website; Bonn Kultur Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2010)

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works

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Works

Stefan Blunier

Conductor

Bach-Schoenberg: Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552, arranged for orchestra

Links to other Sites

Beethoven Orchester Bonn (Official Website) [German]

Stadt Bonn: The Beethoven Orchestra
Kultur: Beethoven Orchestra Bonn

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