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John Axelrod

  • Conductor


John Axelrod discography / recordings

John Axelrod can be seen and heard in a number of audio and video recordings on Youtube. Most recent recordings include Wolfgang Rihm's newly-commissioned piano concerto "Sotto Voce II" (together with Sotto Voce I) with the Luzerner Sinfonie Orchester and the pianist Nicolas Hodges on the Kairos Label; Fazil Say's new violin concerto "1001 Nights in a Harem" with Patricia Kopatchinskaya and the Luzerner Sinfonie Orchester on Naive; 2 discs featuring works by Franz Schreker and his students Ernst Krenek and Julius Burger, and a live recording from the 2006 Lucerne Festival of Bernstein's "Third Symphony" ('Kaddish'), Schoenberg's "Survivor from Warsaw", and Weill's "Berliner Requiem", all with the Luzerner Sinfonie Orchester for the Nimbus label; Dvoƙák's Ninth Symphony with the Württemburgischer Philharmonie Reutlingen for the Genuin label; Works by Wladyslaw Szpilman with the Berlin Radio Orchestra for SonyClassical; and Rolf Wallin's percussion concerto "Das war schön!" with Martin Grubinger and the Oslo Philharmonic for the Ondine label. Axelrod’s recent DVDs include: the 2007 Emmy Award winning BBC Holocaust: A Musical Memorial, for which Axelrod and Sinfoneitta Cracovia were the first orchestra to perform on the grounds of Auschwitz since its liberation; the 2008 ARTE production of Die Nacht, featuring Symphonie Fantastique and Sinfonietta Cracovia, and the 2008 Bregenzer Festpiele production of Krenek’s opera, Kerhaus um St. Stephan. Axelrod has also released a recording of his own compositions, ?How Do I Love Thee, Love Songs for the Romantic at Heart,” on the Marquis Classics Label.