Baltic Chamber Orchestra
This ensemble, made up of soloists of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, was formed by Emmanuel Leducq-Barome and Lev Klychkov early in the year 2000.
In 2001 the Baltic Chamber Orchestra and its musical director Emmanuel Leducq-Barome received the prestigious AFAA (Associiation Française d'Action Artistique) prize, which is awarded annually by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The ensemble has made many recordings that have been unanimously acclaimed by the international press.
Baltic Chamber Orchestra / Emmanuel Leducq-Baromé (Rubicon)
Honegger's Second Symphony, essenitally a war symphony, was given a huge boost when Hebert von Karajan recorded it back in 1969 for DG during one of those 'holiday' periods when he would take members of the Berlin Phil to St Moritz and record chamber-orchestra fare. His recording has never been out of the catalogue, but that's not to deny room for newcomers. The Baltic Chamber Orchestra (drawn from members of the St Petersburg Philharmonic) and their Russian-trained conductor, Emmanuel Leducq-Baromé, really get under the piece's skin and bring it vividly to life.
The Listening Room: Episode 72 - 25 May 2019
The Baltic Chamber Orchestra appears regularly at major venues in Russia and at many European festivals (France, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Sweden) with soloists of renown such as Natalia Gutman, Denis Matsuev, Pierre Amoyal, Regis Pasquier, Xavier de Maistre and many others.
Photos: Maria Sprade
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