Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra ( it. The SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg You) - German Symphony Orchestra , founded in 1946 under the patronage of the broadcasting network Südwestfunk (since 1998 city of Südwestrundfunk ) and based in Baden-Baden and Freiburg .
Hans Rosbaud and Heinrich Strobel, who stood at the head of the orchestra, began to use the latest music by making the orchestra mark the works of Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith , and in the early 1950s. largely defining the new look of the festival of contemporary music in Donaueschingen . In 1958 it was with the Southwestern Radio Orchestra in Baden-Baden that Pierre Boulez began his conducting career. In the 1980s Polish conductor Kazimierz Kord (or, before that, the orchestra in 1977 became the first performer of the symphony of mournful chants by Henrik Guretsky ) inoculated Eastern European music, and already in the 2000s, Frenchman Sylvain Kambrelen included a wide range of French music in the repertoire, from Rameau to Messiah .
In June 2012, the Stuttgart Radio Council advocated for the unification of the orchestra with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra due to budget constraints. The union planned for 2016 did not take place, and on July 17 of the same year the orchestra gave its last concert. With the participation of some musicians of both orchestras, in the same 2016, a new Symphony Orchestra of the South-West Radio of Germany was created , whose location was Stuttgart , although Freiburg remained one of the two other permanent concert venues of the orchestra along with Mannheim .
- Hans Rosbaud ( 1948 - 1962 )
- Ernest Boer ( 1964 - 1979 )
- Kazimierz Kord ( 1980 - 1986 )
- Michael Guillen ( 1986 - 1999 )
- Sylvain Cumbrelen ( 1999 - 2011 )
- Francois Xavier Roth ( 2011 - 2016 )
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