David Danzmayr, Conductor


Described by ´The Herald´ as "extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive" David Danzmayr is widely regarded as one of the most talented and exciting European conductors of his generation.

Danzmayr is Music Director Designate of the Oregon Symphony, starting his tenure there in the 2021/22 season. He holds the title of Honorary Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was serving as Chief Conductor in prior seasons. Performing regularly to sold out audiences in Zagreb´s Lisinski Hall and having been awarded the Zagreb City Award, Danzmayr and the orchestra also toured to the Salzburger Festspielhaus, where they received standing ovations performing the prestigious New Year’s concert and to the Wiener Musikverein.

In addition David is Music Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra comprised of musicians from all over the USA. His contract there has recently been extended.

Previously David Danzmayr had served as Music Director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago, where he was lauded regularly by both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Classical Review for the performances. He was also the only conductor in the Chicago area, who programmed a piece of American music on every concert.

David has won prizes at some of the world´s most prestigious conducting competitions including at the International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition and at the International Malko Conducting Competition. For his extraordinary success he has been awarded the Bernhard Paumgartner Medal by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum.

Propelled by these early successes into a far reaching international career, Danzmayr has quickly become a sought after guest conductor for orchestras around the globe, having worked with the Symphonies of Minnesota, Indianapolis, Detroit, Houston, North Carolina, San Diego, Colorado, Utah, Milwaukee and New Jersey, the Pacific Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and in Europe the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Mozarteum Orchester, Essener Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, and the Radio Symphony Orchestras of Vienna and Stuttgart to name a few.

David frequently appears in the world´s major concert halls, such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Usher Hall Edinburgh and the Symphony Hall in Chicago. He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, performing in all the major Scottish concert halls and in the prestigious, Orkney based, St Magnus Festival.

David Danzmayr received his musical training at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg where, after initially studying piano, he went on to study conducting in the class of Dennis Russell Davies. He finished his studies with the highest honours.

Danzmayr was strongly influenced by Pierre Boulez and Claudio Abbado in his time as conducting stipendiate of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and by Leif Segerstam during his additional studies in the conducting class of the Sibelius Academy. Subsequently he gained significant experience as assistant to Neeme Järvi, Stephane Deneve, Carlos Kalmar, Sir Andrew Davis and Pierre Boulez, who entrusted Danzmayr with the preparatory rehearsals for his own music.


Samuel Barber
Adagio for Strings, op. 11

Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra
Romanian Folk Dances
Divertimento for Strings

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1 C-Major, op. 21
Symphony No. 2 D-Major, op. 36
Symphony No. 3 E flat-Major, op. 55, »Eroica«
Symphony No. 4 B flat-Major, op. 60
Symphony No. 5 c-minor, op. 67
Symphony No. 6 F-Major, op. 68, »Pastorale«
Symphony No. 7 A-Major, op. 92
Symphony No. 8 F major, op. 93
Symphony No. 9 d-minor, op. 125
Symphony No. 10 E flat-Major (1st movement, reconstructed by Barry Cooper)
Overture to »Leonore« No. 3 C-Major, op. 72
Overture to »Coriolan« c-minor, op. 62
»Egmont« Overture f-minor, op. 84

Alban Berg
3 Stücke aus der »Lyrischen Suite«

Leonard Bernstein
»West Side Story« Symphonic Dances and Overture
»Candide« Overture
Blagoje Bersa
Dramatic Overture, op. 25a
Idila, op. 25b
Capriccio Scherzo, op. 25c

Georges Bizet
»L’Arlesienne«, Suite No. 1 & 2
»Carmen«, Suite No. 1

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 c-minor, op. 68
Symphony No. 2 D-Major, op. 73
Symphony No. 3 F-Major, op. 90
Symphony No. 4 e-minor, op. 98

Benjamin Britten
»Young Person´s Guide to the Orchestra«
»Four Sea Interludes«

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 4 E flat-Major
Symphony No. 5 B-flat major, WAB 105
Symphony No. 7 E-Major

Ferruccio Busoni
Tanzwalzer, op. 53

Aaron Copland
»Music for the Theater«
»Fanfare for the Common Man«
»Lincoln Portrait«

Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto grosso op. 6, No. 8 in g-minor, »Christmas Concerto«
Concerto grosso op. 6, No. 3 in c-minor

Claude Debussy
Images for Orchestra No. 2, »Ibéria«
»La Mer«
»Children‘s Corner«
»Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune«
Leo Delibes
»Coppelia« Suite

Paul Dukas
»The Sorcerer´s Apprentice «

Antonin Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 d-minor, op. 70
Symphony No. 8 G-Major, op. 88
Symphony No. 9 e-minor, op. 95, »From the New World «
Serenade d-minor, op. 44
»In Nature´s Realm «, Concert Overture, op. 91
»Carnival«, Concert Overture, op. 92
»Othello«, Concert Overture, op. 93

Edward Elgar
»Pomp and Circumstance« March No. 1
»Enigma Variations«
Serenade for Strings, op. 20
Duke Ellington/Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite
Manuel de Falla
»Three Cornered Hat« (Ballet and Suites No. 1 & 2)

Cesar Franck
Symphony in d minor
Francesco Geminiani
Concerto grosso d-minor »La Folia«
Edvard Grieg
»Holberg« Suite, op. 40
»Peer Gynt« Suite No. 1, op. 46
Elegiac Melody
Georg Friedrich Händel
Water Music, Suite Nr. 2
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 34 d-minor
Symphony No. 45 f sharp-minor, »Farewell Symphony«
Symphony Nr. 75 D-Major
Symphony No. 90 C-Major
Symphony No. 92 G-Major »Oxford«
Symphony No. 104 D-major
Michael Haydn
Music for Voltaire´s »Zaide«
Paul Hindemith
Chamber Music No. 4, op. 36 No. 3
Concert Music for Strings and Brass, op. 50

Gustav Theodore Holst
»The Planets«, op. 32

Charles Edward Ives
»Three places in new England«

Leoš Janáček
»Taras Bulba«
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Joseph Martin Kraus
Overture d minor to »Olympia«

Franz Lehár
»A Vision, my Youth«
Overture to »The Land of Smiles«

Anatoly Liadov
»Baba Yaga«

»The Land of Mountain and Flood«

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 D Major
Symphony No. 2 c-minor, »Resurrection Symphony«
Symphony No. 3 d-minor
Symphony No. 4 G-Major
Symphony No. 5 c sharp-minor
Symphony No. 6 a-minor
Songs of a Wayfarer
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Overture b-minor, op. 26, »The Hebrides«
»A Midsummer Night´s Dream« op.21 and op. 61
Symphony No. 3 a-minor, op. 56, »Scottish«
Symphony No. 5 d-minor, op. 107, »Reformation«

Darius Milhaud
»Le boeuf sur le toit«

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 29 A-Major, KV 201
Symphony No. 34 C major, KV 338
Symphony No. 35 D-Major, KV 385, »Haffner«
Symphony No. 36 C-Major, KV 425, »Linzer«
Symphony No. 37 G-Major, KV 444 (actually M. Haydn)
Symphony No. 38 D-Major, KV 504, »Prague«
Symphony No. 39 E flat-Major, KV 543
Symphony No. 40 g-minor, KV 550
Symphony No. 41 C-Major, KV 551, »Jupiter«
»The Magic Flute«, KV 620
»Gran Partita«, KV 361
Great Mass in c minor, KV 427
Requiem, KV 626
Divertimento D-Major, KV 136
Divertimento F-Major, KV 138
Overture to »The Marriage of Figaro«
Overture to »Don Giovanni«
Selections from »Les Petits Tiens« KV 10/299b
Serenade in G, KV 525 »Eine kleine Nachtmusik«
Symphony No. 32 G-Major, KV 318

Modest Mussorgsky-Ravel
»Pictures at an Exhibition«
»Night on a bald mountain«

Carl Nielsen
Little Suite
»Pan and Syrinx«
Carl Orff
»Carmina burana«

Hubert Parry
»Blest pair of sirens«

Walter Piston
»The incredible flutist«
Sergej Prokofjew
»Romeo and Juliet«, Suites 1, 2, 3
Symphony No. 1, »Classique«
Symphony No. 7 c-sharp minor, op. 131

Giacomo Puccini
»La Bohème«

Maurice Ravel
Ottorino Respighi
Fountains of Rome
Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Gioacchino Rossini
Overture to »The Barber of Seville«
Camille Saint Saens
»Christmas Oratorio«

Dmitri Schostakovitch
Symphony No. 5 d-minor, op. 47

Symphony No. 12 d-minor, op. 112
»Festival Overture«, op. 96

Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 1 D major, D 82
Symphony No. 2 B-flat major, D 125
Symphony No. 3 D major, D 200
Symphony No. 4 c-minor, D 417
Symphony No. 5 B flat-Major, D 485
Symphony No. 6 C major, D 589
Symphony No. 7 b-minor, D 759, »Unfinished«
Symphony No. 7 b-Minor, D 759 completed version
(B. Newbould, M. Venzago)
Symphony No. 9 C major, D 944
Symphony No. 10 D major, D 936A
(reconstructed by Brian Newbould)
Overture to »Rosamunde«
Mass No. 5
6 German Dances

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 C-Major, op. 61
Alexander Scriabin
»Poeme de extase«

Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 1 e-minor, op. 39
Symphony No. 4 a-minor, op. 63
»The swan of Tuonela«

Bedřich Smetana
Overture to »The Bartered Bride«

Johann Strauss, Sohn
Overture to »The Bat«
Waltzes and Polkas

Richard Strauss
»Don Juan«, op. 20
»Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks«, op. 28
Suite op. 4
Also Sprach Zarathustra
Rosenkavalier Suite

Igor Strawinsky
»The Firebird«, Suite 1919 & Suite 1945
»Dumberton Oaks«
»Histoire du soldat«
»Circus Polka«
»Pulcinella« Suite
Franz von Suppe
Overture to the Beautiful Galathea

Johan Svendsen
Symphony No. 2 B flat-Major, op. 15
Villem Tausky
Coventry ***

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowski
Symphony No. 2 c-minor, op. 17
Symphony No. 4 f-minor, op. 36
Symphony No. 5 e-minor, op. 64
Symphony No. 6 b-minor, op. 74, »Pathétique«
»The Nutcracker« Suite, op. 71a
»Swan Lake« Suite
»Romeo and Juliet« Overture
Serenade for Strings, op. 48
Tommaso Traetta
Armida Overture

Richard Wagner
»Ride of the Valkyries«, WWV 86 B
»Siegfried Idyll«
»Tristan und Isolde, Vorspiel und Isoldes Liebestod«
Overture to »Rienzi«
Overture to »Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«

Carl Maria von Weber
Overture to »Freischütz«, op. 77, J. 277
Overture to »Oberon«, J. 306

Anton Webern
Concert, op. 24
6 Pieces for orchestra
Langsamer Satz

Ralph Vaughan Williams
»Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis«
»Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus«
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 2

Alexander von Zemlinsky
Symphony No. 1 d-minor ***

Actor, L.
Divertimento for small orchestra
Dance Suite
Opening Remarks

Ades, T.
These premises are alarmed

Ager, K.
Gesang zur Nacht
Akiho, A.
Percussion Concerto*
Alvarez, J.
Brazos de Niebla*

Arnold, M.
English dance Nr. 4
Tam o’Shanter Overture

Auerbach, L.
Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra*
Bacewicz, G.

Bolcom, W.
Commedia for 18th Century Orchestra

Boulez, P.
Brkanovic, I.
Piano Concerto

Brouwer, L.
Concierto de lieja
Tres Danzas Concertantes

Cech, Ch.
S´ Herz
Clyne, A.
Within her arms

Danzmayr, W.
Tableux Epilog *
Get up Salzburg
Wes Ohr diese Musique höret *
Die Ballade vom Träumer *
Heira´s Schwester
Elegie (orchestral version) *

Daugherty, M.
Deus ex machina **

deRoo, M.
Seelenwanderung – Ostwind*

Doss, T.
Drakulic, S.
Novo Djelo*

Ebrisim, D.
Sei du mein Trost *

Eder, H.
Eryilmaz, E.
Wrestling Airs*

Fogg, E.
Bassoon concerto

Fulmer, D.
Jauchzende Bögen ***

Fürst, P.W.
Seis ventanas

Getty, G.
Overture to Plump Jack
Gilbertson, M.
The Cosmos*

Golijov, O.
Last round
ZZ´s Dream
Three songs

Grassl, H.
Frisch voran
Grime, H.
Percussion Concerto*
Gulda, F.
Concerto for myself
Konzert für Violoncello und Blasorchester

Haas, G.F.
Tria ex uno
Harvey, H.
Recorder concerto
Higdon, J.
Percussion concerto
Hillborg, A.
Four Transitory Worlds
Holten, B.
Gaudi Pageant

Hummel, S.D.
Behind the Quietness *

Irgmaier, J.
Zum arabischen Coffee Baum

Jacob, G.
Double Bass concerto

Kantscheli, G.
Midday prayers
Kelemen, M.
Kernis, A.
Musica Celestis

Koppel, A.
Marimbaphoneconcerto Nr. 1
Marimbaphoneconcerto Nr. 3

Kotschy, J.
Es ist genug*

Krall, J.
fortune – foatsch(o)n *

Kühr, G.
Ohne Antwort
Larsen, L.
Symphony Water Music
Lazic, D.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Lee, Y.K.
If Mahler would weep

Leitner, E. L.
Drei Moritaten nach Texten von Richard Bletschacher *
Lena Frank, G.
Five Dances*
Elegia Andina

Liebermann, L.
Flute concerto

Ligeti, G.
Mysteries of the Macabre
Violin Concerto
Lopez, J.

Lothar, M.

MacMillan, C.
Veni, veni, Emmanuel
Marquez, A.
Danzon No. 2

Miani, R.
Doubles II
Montero, G.
Babel *
Morlock, J.

Nikiteanu, A.
Der klingende Stein*

Nussbichler, L.
Schattenspiele IV - jeu de mime
Norman, A.
Palanovic, D.
In medio Ignis*

Three Croatian Folk Dances for Orchestra*
Pärt, A.
Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte

Penderecki, K.
De natura sonoris, Nr. 3
Piazzola, A.
Concierto para quinteto (arr. Zamastil) *
Quatro estaciones porteñas (arr. Desyatnikov)
Fuga y misterio
Coral (arr. Califfi for string orchestra)

Platts, K.

Popovitch, I.
Der Brief für meinen Vater *
Puts, K.
How Wild the Sea
Puckett, J.
Concerto Duo
Richardson-Schulte, A.
The sleeping giant
Richter, M.
On the nature of daylight

Richter, M./Vivaldi, A.
The four seasons recomposed
Rissman, P.
The three Wee Hens *

Rodriguez, J.G.
Polly Nichol‘s Sketch
Roman, J.

Rosauro, N.

Roscher, W.
Musik daran die Welten hägen
Rota, N.
Divertimento concertante

Schmidt, H.
Antonietta (Violakonzert Nr. 2) *
Aphorismen *

Schnittke, A.

Schuller, G.
Concerto for string quartet and orchestra

Schwertsik, K.
Now you hear me, now you don´t
Scofano, R.
Ibera (Bandoneon Concerto)*

Seierl, W.
Fünf Frauen *
Kette - Schaltung - Schwarz
Spin II *
Funk II *
Karnak *
Sipus, B.
E sarai solo sul lago
Snider, S.
Something for the dark

Steinkogler, S.
Das Lied der Zither *
Stills, W. G.
The East
Stills, W. G.
The East

Stout, C.
Tingaholm *
Tao, C.

Traiger, L.
Re-Inventions *

Tuscano, F.
Strofe *

Varese, E.

Vereno, K.
Pirouette *
Danse melancolique *

Waksman, F.
Walker G.
Lyric for Strings

Watkins, H.
Three Welsh Songs ***
Little Symphony ***
Williams, J.
Horn Concerto

Wimberger, G.
Winther Christensen, Ch.
Viola Concerto*

Zamastil, W.
Le mouton enrage *
Archive IV / Passacaglia *

Zender, H.
Orchestral Arrangements of 5 Preludes by Debussy
* = World premiere, ** = UK premiere, *** = US premiere

ProMusica: "Mozart and the Masters" sampling shines
The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 2013-11-10
Few composers can rival Mozart as a study in contrasts: the voluble young man who dished out scatological jokes in multiple languages, the composer who met an early death yet achieved immortality through the fruits of his astonishing gift. Under the direction of Music Director David Danzmayr, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and violin soloist Philippe Quint showcased last night at the Southern Theatre the glorious chiaroscuro of Mozarts music and that of composers who came before and after him. The Wind Octet No. 3 of Mozarts older contemporary Josef Myslivecek was a bit of an unusual opening gambit for a program called Mozart and the Masters. Though pleasant, the octet pales next to much of Mozarts own wind music. Nevertheless, the works first movement, Allegro, bubbled along in the hands of ProMusicas woodwinds. The musicians outlined lovely lyrical moments in the second movement, and the third movement danced joyously to its (somewhat abrupt) ending. Danzmayr joined the orchestra and Quint for a seemingly effortless performance of Mendelssohns Violin Concerto in E Minor. Quint, a last-minute substitution into what was scheduled to be violinist Vadim Gluzmans debut as ProMusicas creative partner and principal guest artist, performed with an engaging presence and an assured technique. Danzmayr led the orchestra in perfect time and balance with Quint throughout. Quint carried off the lyricism of the second movement, so precariously close to sentimentality, with a dignified sense of the movements larger architecture. In the concertos finale, Danzmayrs precision and lightness on the podium resulted in a Mozartean clarity in the orchestra, a perfect match for Quints pristine and effervescent passagework. Danzmayr went for the big picture in Mozarts Symphony No. 40, his brisk tempo in the first movement Molto allegro allowing the shape of each phrase to emerge before a field of beautiful dynamic contrasts. In Danzmayrs hands, the melodies of the second movement became sighs, and even at peak dynamics, the orchestra never sacrificed warmth of sound. The lightness of the first two movements disappeared at the beginning of the heavy-footed third movement, Menuetto, returning again in the movements Trio section. The finale sizzled at top speed, all darkness and light, shadow and sparkle. By Jennifer Hambrick
Chicago Classical Review
Chicago Classical Review, Dennis Polkow
Sun, 2013-03-24
Continuing his first season as the new music director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, 32-year old Austrian conductor David Danzmayr is creating a considerable amount of excitement [...] Having already conducted most of an impressive inaugural season made up of wide-ranging repertoire, Danzmayrs familiarity and authority with Austro-Germanic repertoire was on display Saturday night at a packed Lincoln-Way North Center for the Performing Arts. [...] he led a performance of immense spirit and nuance. Danzmayrs stalwart interpretation and the determination of the orchestra to realize that vision made this anything but a routine performance. Momentum and a careful eye on larger structure were apparent throughout, with Danzmayrs considerable attention to carefully sculpted dynamics and getting to the musical heart of each movement. [...]
Chicago Classical Review
Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence Johnson
Sun, 2013-01-20
[...] What makes the Philharmonic noteworthy these days is the podium leadership of Danzmayr, 32, who is clearly a young conductor on the rise, displaying assured handling of repertoire from Baroque to the 20th century. La Mer, the evenings main work, was particularly noteworthy. [...] Danzmayr elicited responsive and often quite lovely playing in Debussys sonic seascape. The conductor judged the ebb and flow of this evocative music with great skill and drew finely balanced textures, with a vibrant climax in the first movement. The second section, Play of the Waves, was especially well done, and Danzmayr brought edgy turbulence to the storm-tossed finale with superb vigor and impact. [...]
Kronenzeitung, Balduin Sulzer
Thu, 2012-12-13
Vielbejubeltes AK-Classics-Konzert im Linzer Brucknerhaus [...] Und als Höhepunkt eine hinreißende Fünfte von Tchaikovsky, welche das Bruckner Orchester unter Dirigent David Danzmayr über sich hinauswachsen ließ eine Wiedergabe von überwältigender Intensität!
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein
Fri, 2012-11-16
Tchaikovsky's music has served as a calling card for many a maestro, but few have used it to galvanize orchestral players as impressively, their first time out of the box, as Danzmayr did on this occasion. The Russian composer's Fifth Symphony proved to be a fine means of displaying his command and the IPO's sturdy corporate mettle. Building brooding atmosphere from the portentous introduction through the main body of the opening movement, Danzmayr had his strings and brass digging into their instruments with a dark-toned intensity that underscored the Slavic fatefulness of the music. His vigorous and decisive gestures left no doubt as to his natural command of the music or of his musicians.The well-integrated IPO woodwinds rose to the fore in the heart-on-sleeve lyricism of the slow movement, complete with a supple horn solo from John Fairfield. The third-movement waltz was graceful and lilting. Danzmayr is among the few conductors who properly observe the mezzo-forte (medium loud) marking at the opening of the finale. The movement swept to the double bar in a white heat of collective concentration. [...] Clearly Danzmayr has what it takes to make the Illinois Philharmonic a major player among the orchestras that are providing the greater Chicago area with such a rich abundance of symphonic music. He and the IPO may be just the ticket to lure classical music buffs away from their customary downtown-Chicago migration patterns.
Chicago Classical Review
Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence Johnson
Sun, 2012-11-11
Charismatic young conductor opens Illinois Philharmonics 35th season in style [...] the entire orchestra is clearly stoked by their new maestro and played with daunting fire and responsiveness Saturday. [...] Danzmayr elicited a robust, powerful and high-voltage performance. The strings were especially inspired handling the fast figures at Danzmayrs fleet tempos securely, and the conductor built inexorable dramatic momentum to a rousing and emphatic coda that brought the audience to their feet.
The Herald
The Herald, Michael Tumelty
Mon, 2010-02-01
[...] he was off the leash in a full-scale, full-on winter season programme, attended by an enormous audience - a near capacity house. And for my money he did a tremendous job. His culminating performance of Tchaikovskys Fifth Symphony was electric, and, I should say, so was the playing of the orchestra which sounded and felt as though it backed him to the hilt. [...] the performance by Danzmayr and the RSNO had one indestructible quality: it felt utterly real. Danzmayr clearly senses the incredibly emotional, hothouse atmosphere of the symphony, from its introspection to its blazing volatility. The RSNO, just as clearly, gave it back to him in a febrile, pulsating performance that was gripping in its intensity and en¬thralling in the feeling of spontaneity that coursed through its veins. Bravo to him and them [...]
Salzburger Nachrichten
Salzburger Nachrichten, Karl Harb
Thu, 2009-12-24
[...] Besonders der Drive des Schlusssatzes der g-Moll-Symphonie ließ erkennen, dass hier eine sorgfältig durchgestaltende Hand am Werk war: ohne dirigentische Mätzchen, dafür durchaus kontrastreich und effizient. Die vorangehenden Sätze waren durchsichtig und elegant phrasiert, klangschön tariert [...]
The Herald
The Herald, Iona Bain
Mon, 2009-11-02
[...] The RSNO was also on diabolically good form for their performance, aided and abetted by conductor David Danzmayrs brisk tempi. Who would have thought it? Holsts all too recognisable anthems given their fizz back by an Austrian, unham¬pered by Jupiters past in Britain as a slightly bloated piece of bombast. If all the Naked Classics promise this much mischief, they might just be too good to miss.
Basler Zeitung
Basler Zeitung
Fri, 2009-10-23
[...] Da war die Geschmeidigkeit der Streicher ebenso zu bewundern wie die Präsenz der Bläser, die im abschliessenden Choralsatz (Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott) für dichte Athmosphäre sorgten. Dirigent David Danzmayr hielt [...] Balance zwischen zupackendem Glaubenseifer und weicher Innerlichkeit. Das klang feierlich, aber nicht zu dick aufgetragen. [...]
The Herald
The Herald, Michael Tumelty
Wed, 2007-10-24
[Danzmayr] is extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive. More than anything else, he looks a complete natural across the range of repertoire. And he gets a good response from the band. [...]
The Scotsman
The Scotsman
Mon, 2009-11-02
[...] After the interval, conductor David Danzmayr and the orchestra gave a superb high-octane performance of The Planets [...]
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