Michael Sanderling

Principal Conductor – Dresden Philharmonic


Michael Sanderling is currently in his seventh season as Principal Conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic.  In April 2017 the orchestra returned to their home in the newly renovated concert hall of the Kulturpalast.  Under his tenure, the orchestra has toured to Asia, South America, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. The orchestra is currently in the middle of a recording project which combines all the Beethoven and Shostakovich symphonies for Sony Classical: so far three CDs have been released and Beethoven 5/Shostakovich 5 will be released in Spring 2018.

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In this Lukaskirche, Dresden recording it is evident how Sanderling fully appreciates that this progressive score is music of extensive concentration, intensity and—as the designation—might suggest heroic power… With striking immediacy in the Finale, it feels as if the spirit of life has broken free with Sanderling’s swirling and dramatic power… Sanderling’s account of the Tenth Symphony is one of the finest I know. It can join the ranks of recommendable recordings that I most admire… Characteristically stylish and entirely compelling under Michael Sanderling, the Dresdner Philharmonie demonstrates its prowess in these Beethoven and Shostakovich masterworks.

Beethoven 3rd Symphony & Shoshtakovich 10th Symphony, Sony Classical

Music Web International

… Michael Sanderling setzte mit dem russisch singenden Männerchor des Philharmonischen Chors im Gasteig nicht auf großes Pathos, auch nicht auf die grelle Groteske, sondern führte die Symphonie mit bewundernswertem, großformalem Überblick und handwerklicher Souveränität in ihr Zentrum: die Klage um unwiederbringlich verrinnende Lebenszeit in der Diktatur. …

Süddeutsche Zeitung

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