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Herbert Blomstedt

  • Conductor


Herbert Blomstedt recordings

Maestro Blomstedt's extensive discography includes over 130 works with the Dresden Staatskapelle, amongst them all symphonies of Beethoven and Schubert. With the Danish Radio Symphony Herbert Blomstedt recorded the complete works of Carl Nielsen. 1987 he and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra signed up an exclusive contract with Decca and numerous of their recordings received major awards; his complete cycles of the symphonies of Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen enjoy reference standard.

His collaboration with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig has been documented by several labels. For Decca, he recorded Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 4, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9, Paul Hindemith's Sinfonia serena and Die Harmonie der Welt, piano concertos of Felix Mendelssohn and works by Richard Strauss. Releases also include Sandström’s High Mass for Deutsche Grammophon and F. Mendelssohn's Elijah for RCA Red Seal. German label querstand released a box of live concert recordings covering the Leipzig period from 1998 to 2005, Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (a recording of Herbert Blomstedt's farewell concerts with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) and, most recently, Bruckner's Symphony No. 7.