Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
August 8, 2022
The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Germany: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester) is a chamber orchestra based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Founded in 1945 by Karl Münchinger with the aim of performing baroque music. It can be said that he sparked the baroque boom in the latter half of the 20th century, and until then it was common to play baroque music in a romantic style, but his performance style that draws a line from that has had a great influence on the world. . After Münchinger's death in 1990, Dennis Russell Davis served as Chief Conductor from 1995 to 2006, and worked on contemporary music that had hardly been covered until then. From September 2006 to the present, Michael Hofstetter has been the principal conductor. There are many recordings centered on baroque music conducted by Münchinger, including the world's first record recording of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", which became a bestseller both in Japan and the world, and various orchestral and religious works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, etc. be done. Davis also has a symphony series by Philip Glass and a collection of Mozart piano concertos with jazz pianist Keith Jarrett.