Founded immediately after the Second World War by Edmond de Stoutz, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra is now one of the leading ensembles of its kind. Under the baton of Edmond de Stoutz and later of Howard Griffith and Muhai Tang the ensemble established and consolidated its status as a chamber orchestra of international importance. Sir Roger Norrington has been the orchestra’s Principal Conductor since the 2011/12 season. An internationally acclaimed conductor, he is a leading figure of historically informed performance practice, and continues exploring this approach in his concerts and recordings. Regular invitations to international festivals, performances in the major musical centres of Europe, and extended concert tours through various European countries as well as the United States and China bear witness to the Zurich Chamber Orchestra’s worldwide reputation. Numerous critically acclaimed CDs document the ensemble’s artistic work. The Zurich Chamber Orchestra has a large and varied repertoire extending from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods all the way to the present day. The chamber orchestra has given notable performances of music by largely forgotten composers. Its work with concert artists from other genres such as jazz, folk and pop music is also worthy of notice. Fostering the development of young orchestra musicians and promoting classical music through the performance of program-ming specially for children and young people is as important to the ensemble as its ongoing collaboration with internationally renowned soloists. Since the 2011/12 concert season the Zurich Chamber Orchestra has performed all of its Baroque music programming with gutstringed instruments and Baroque bows.
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Piano Concertos BWV 1052-1058
Yorck Kronenberg, Piano - Zürcher Kammerorchester