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Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is the designated Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, with the appointment commencing in the 2017/18 season. With these positions, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Grammy Award winning Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.

Andris Nelsons conducted with concise focus and vigor and elicited the orchestra both tonal beauty and technical precision and visible enthusiasm.

The Boston Globe

Nelsons made his Boston Symphony (BSO) debut in March 2011, leading Mahler’s Symphony no. 9 at Carnegie Hall. In summer 2012, Nelsons made his debut in Tanglewood, and in 2013 at Boston Symphony Hall.

Nelsons began his tenure as Music Director of the BSO in the 2014/15 season and after one year his contract was extended through the 2021/22 season.

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Gewandhausorchester 2017/18 season announcement with Andris Nelsons

The 2017/2018 season will be a unique one: the Gewandhausorchester is celebrating its 275th birthday, and Andris Nelsons will be presented as the 21st Gewandhauskapellmeister. There will be a season preview event hosted on March 13, 2017 at 7 pm, at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. Andris Nelsons will present the next season alongside the Gewandhaus Director Prof. Andreas Schulz, […]

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sergej Prokofieff: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16
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Dmitrij Schostakowitsch: Symphonie Nr. 11 g-Moll op. 103 ''Das Jahr 1905''

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam,

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sergej Prokofieff: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16
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Dmitrij Schostakowitsch: Symphonie Nr. 11 g-Moll op. 103 ''Das Jahr 1905''

Alte Oper Frankfurt,

Frankfurt, Germany

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sergej Prokofieff: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 g-Moll op. 16
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Dmitrij Schostakowitsch: Symphonie Nr. 11 g-Moll op. 103 ''Das Jahr 1905''

Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles,

Bruxelles, Belgium

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Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 20 d-Moll KV 466
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Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 6 A-Dur

Boston, United States

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 20 d-Moll KV 466
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Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 6 A-Dur

Boston, United States

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 20 d-Moll KV 466
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Anton Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 6 A-Dur

Boston, United States

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 24 c-Moll KV 491
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem KV 626 d-Moll

Boston, United States

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 24 c-Moll KV 491
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem KV 626 d-Moll

Boston, United States

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Klavierkonzert Nr. 24 c-Moll KV 491
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem KV 626 d-Moll

Boston, United States

Latest Recording
Latest Recording:

Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5; 8 & 9 [2 CD]

This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovich’s struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation.

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