Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Conducts Beethoven and Strauss

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Conducts Beethoven and Strauss


David Geffen Hall

Price Range

$30.00 - $122.00


Concert Duration

1 hours 45 minutes
Date & Times


Dec, 2013

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Dec, 2013

Friday, 2:00 PM


Dec, 2013

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info
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Symphony No. 8


R. Strauss

Ein Heldenleben


Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos


Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos


Rafael Fruhbeck du Burgos by CAMI


Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos is a regular guest with North America's top orchestras. He is also conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Cincinnati, Boston, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Montreal symphony orchestras. He appears annually at the Tanglewood Music Festival and regularly with the National, Chicago and Toronto symphony orchestras.

Born in Burgos, Spain, in 1933, Mr. Frühbeck studied violin, piano, music theory, and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid, and conducting at Munich's Hochschule für Musik, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Richard Strauss Prize. From 2004 to 2011 he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Dresden Philharmonic, and in the 2012–13 season will begin his post as chief conductor of the Danish National Orchestra.

Mr. Frühbeck has made extensive tours with such ensembles as the Philharmonia of London, London Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Madrid, and Swedish Radio Orchestra. He has toured North America with the Vienna Symphony, Spanish National Orchestra, and the Dresden Philharmonic.

Named Conductor of the Year by Musical America in 2011, Mr. Frühbeck's other numerous honors and distinctions have included the Gold Medal of the City of Vienna, Bundesverdienstkreutz of the Republic of Austria and Germany, Gold Medal from the Gustav Mahler International Society, and Jacinto Guerrero Prize, Spain's most important musical award, conferred in 1997 by the Queen of Spain. In 1998 he was appointed Emeritus Conductor by the Spanish National Orchestra. He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Navarra in Spain. Since 1975 he has been a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos has recorded extensively for the EMI, Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Spanish Columbia, and Orfeo labels. Several of his recordings are considered to be classics, including his interpretations of Mendelssohn's Elijah and St. Paul, Mozart's Requiem, Orff's Carmina burana, Bizet's Carmen, and the complete works of Manual de Falla.

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Glenn Dicterow


Glenn Dicterow


Glenn Dicterow


Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent when, at age 11, he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (where his father, Harold Dicterow, served as principal of the second violin section for 52 years). In the following years, Mr. Dicterow became one of the most sought-after young artists, appearing as soloist from coast to coast.

Mr. Dicterow, who has won numerous awards and competitions, is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian. In 1967, at the age of 18, he performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Andre Kostelanetz in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. In 1980 he joined the Orchestra as Concertmaster, and performed as soloist every year until his retirement at the end of the 2011–12 season. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic, he served as Associate Concertmaster and Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mr. Dicterow, who frequently appears as a guest soloist with other orchestras, has made numerous recordings. His most recent CD is a solo recital for Cala Records entitled New York Legends, featuring John Corigliano’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing, the premiere recording of Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Martinů’s Three Madrigals for violin and viola, in collaboration with violist Karen Dreyfus and pianist Gerald Robbins. His recording of Bernstein’s Serenade, on Volume 2 of the American Celebration set, is available on the New York Philharmonic’s Website, nyphil.org. Mr. Dicterow can also be heard in the violin solos of the film scores for The Turning Point, The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Interview with the Vampire, among others. Glenn Dicterow is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, as well as a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West, following three years of participation in Music Academy Summer Festivals. Beginning in the fall of 2013 he became the first to hold the Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

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