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Dausgaard Takes On Early Sibelius Epic in Seattle

Thomas Dausgaard conducted the Seattle Symphony's first-ever performance of Sibelius's Kullervo, a performance which has been praised by Bachtrack. Bachtrack's Thomas May writes, "What stood out above all in Dausgaard’s impassioned account was exactly this sense of...

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Launches 2018/19 Season

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra announced its 2018/19 season today, with Thomas Dausgaard continuing his tenure as Chief Conductor. Thomas Dausgaard, beginning his third season as the orchestra's Chief Conductor in 2018/19, says: “I was lucky to be in a...

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Brahms: Symphony No. 2 – In Review

Thomas Dausgaard's recent recording of Brahms Symphony No. 2 with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, released on BIS, has been praised by classical music critic Remy Franck in his journal, Pizzicato. Mr Franck, writes, "Thomas Dausgaard’s Brahms performances are rather...

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Dausgaard “Expertly Steers” BBCSSO at the BBC Proms

Thomas Dausgaard led the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms in Proms 36 with a programme highlighting unfinished symphonies, featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 10, and all-Rachmaninov programme in Proms 37, performing his Piano...

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Thomas Dausgaard to Return to the BBC Proms 2017

After receiving critical acclaim for his performances at the 2016 BBC Proms, Thomas Dausgaard returns to the Royal Albert Hall in what will be his first Proms appearance as Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. In Prom 36 on Saturday 12th August,...

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Thomas Dausgaard Leaves Audiences Spellbound in Toronto

During his leadership of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on April 7, Thomas Dausgaard “exhibited full mastery over this complex score”, leaving audiences “spellbound” (Musical Toronto). The integrity of Symphony No. 10 by Gustav Mahler has...

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Five Stars for Celtic Connections – Brahms in Budapest

On Wednesday 1st February, Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed a concert as part of the Celtic Connections festival, collaborating with the Hungarian five-piece gipsy band "Budapest Bar" and the young, talented German baritone Benjamin...

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Mahler 10 Wins Europadisc’s Disc of The Year

Thomas Dausgaard's recording of Mahler 10 with the Seattle Symphony has been selected as Europadisc's Disc of The Year. The accolade rounds off a fabulous year for the recording, and Mr Dausgaard, which was also selected as one of iTunes Best of 2016 and Gramophone's...

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SWR2 About The Person: Thomas Dausgaard

"The Daily Telegraph described the Danes Dausgaard as a "conductor of rare conviction and expressiveness". No wonder he has been the new chief executive of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since the beginning of the 2016/17 season. But not only in the UK is...

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INCONTRI – Applauded by Alex Ross of The New Yorker

The 2016 release of Incontri: Works for Orchestra (De Capo), featuring Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's works Incontri, Mirror II, Symphony and Antiphony, has been applauded by the New Yorker's Alex Ross. The recording, which was recorded live with the BBC Symphony...

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Mahler 10 Named one of iTunes Best of 2016

Thomas Dausgaard's acclaimed recording of Mahler: Symphony No. 10 with the Seattle Symphony has been named one of iTunes Best of 2016. Click here to listen to the acclaimed album that has been called "exceptional" (Gramophone), "fabulous...fearless" (MusicWeb...

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Spotted in Glasgow…

The ever-decorated Duke of Wellington statue in Glasgow is, apparently, a supporter of Mr. Dausgaard... Courtesy of the BBC Scottish Symphony on Twitter: Spotted in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/4dGxIZyhEg — BBC ScottishSymphony (@BBCSSO) September 21,...

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BBCSSO 16/17 Opening Night – 14th September 2016

Thomas Dausgaard, the new Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, will be conducting on the opening night of the 2016/17 season at Glasgow City Halls on 14th September. The exciting opening programme includes Thomas's interpretations of Bruckner's...

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Dausgaard “Outstanding” At BBC Proms 2016

Thomas Dausgaard has been lauded by critics for his two dates with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra at this year's BBC Proms. Tim Ashley of The Guardian writes in his four-star review: "Both performances were superbly judged: Dausgaard’s Rite, controlled yet...

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Dausgard To Perform at BBC Proms 2016: August 5 & 7

The BBC Proms 2016 have been announced and Thomas Dausgaard will be leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, of whom Thomas is to become Chief Conductor, at The Royal Albert Hall on August 5 and 7. The concerts will consist of recitals of Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky...

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Review: Dausgaard with The Munich Philharmoniker

Thomas Dausgaard and the Munich Philharmonic have been praised for their performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 in C minor. Mr Zweipfennig of Der Neue Merker described the performance as a “truly uplifting interpretation…. those who missed [the concert] had really...

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Dausgaard To Re-create 1808 Marathon Beethoven Concert

On a cold evening at the Theatre an der Wien in Vienna in 1808, Ludwig van Beethoven held a marathon concert lasting for four hours. The concert featured public premieres of his Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, The Fourth Piano Concerto and Choral Fantasy, as well as...

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REVIEW: Dausgaard & Seattle Symphony Orchestra

On 10 March Thomas Dausgaard performed the first of three concerts with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. Dausgaard, who has recently been nicknamed the “Dynamic Dane“, lived up to his title as the Seattle Times writes, “In the opening Haydn Symphony...

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Dausgaard Returns To Seattle Symphony

Thomas Dausgaard will perform with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra on March 10, 12 and 13 in a program including Mozart (Piano Concerto No.23), Haydn (Symphony No.88) and Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht”. The “Dynamic Dane”, as Melinda Bargreen describes Dausgaard in an...

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Seattle Symphony Announces Its 2016-17 Season

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, who have just received a Grammy in the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo, has announced its 2016-17 season which begins in September. Thomas Dausgaard, who is into his third season as the SSO’s Principal Guest Conductor, will...

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