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Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Stuttgarter Kammerorchester)

This orchestra was established in 1945 by the conductor, Karl Munchinger and debuted as the first German Orchestra after WWII in Paris in 1949 seeing great success.

They have since performed all around the world at concerts and festivals and have made a name for their Johann Sebastian Bach interpretations which have won them a Grand Prix de Disque.

Karl Munchinger retirement heralded performances by many guest conductors that include Trevor Pinnock and Vaclav Neumann and the soloists Frank Peter Zimmerman, Jan Gabarekand Janos Starkre among many others.  Michael Hofstetter was the chief conductor from 2006 to 2013 followed by Matthias Foremny who will be succeeded by Thomas Zehetmair in the 2019-2020 season.

The orchestra’s numerous recordings including works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Giya Kancheli, Schnittke and Shostakovich and in the movies they have appeared on the soundtracks for the films Enigma and Dead Poet’s Society.

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni recordings
Adagio in G minor
Decca 475 8073 (CD: Ultimate Baroque)
Conductor –Karl Munchinger