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Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Boston. It is the second-oldest of the five major American symphony orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded by Henry Lee Higginson in 1881, the BSO performs most of its concerts at Boston's Symphony Hall and in the summer performs at Tanglewood.

Since its founding, the orchestra has had 17 music directors, including George Henschel, Serge Koussevitzky, Henri Rabaud, Pierre Monteux, Charles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, William Steinberg and James Levine. Andris Nelsons is the current music director of the BSO. Seiji Ozawa has the title of BSO music director laureate. Bernard Haitink had held the title of principal guest conductor of the BSO from 1995 to 2004, then conductor emeritus until his death in 2021. The orchestra has made gramophone recordings since 1917 and has occasionally played on soundtrack recordings for films, including Schindler's List.

Birth and Death Data: Born Founded 1881

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1917 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 335 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-20815 12-in. 10/2/1917 Symphony no. 4 in F minor : Finale Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor C-20816 12-in. 10/2/1917 Symphony No. 4 in F minor : Finale Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20817 10-in. 10/3/1917 Il segreto di Susanna : Overture Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20818 10-in. 10/3/1917 Prelude (Act 3) Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor C-20819 12-in. 10/3/1917 Hungarian march Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20820 10-in. 10/4/1917 Symphony in A major : Finale Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20821 10-in. 10/4/1917 Symphony in A major : Finale Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor C-20822 12-in. 10/4/1917 Valse des fleurs Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20823 10-in. 10/5/1917 Ballet des sylphes Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor B-20824 10-in. 10/5/1917 Marche miniature Boston Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47910 12-in. 11/13/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47911 12-in. 11/13/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47912 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47913 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47914 12-in. 11/14/1928 Petrouchka suite Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47915 12-in. 11/14/1928 Apollon musagète Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47916 12-in. 11/15/1928 Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47917 12-in. 11/15/1928 Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47918 12-in. 11/15/1928 Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47919 12-in. 11/15/1928 Daphnis et Chloé, suite no. 2 Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47937 12-in. 12/18/1928 Frühlingsstimmen (Waltzer) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47938 12-in. 12/18/1928 Symphony no. 6, in F major (Pastoral) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47939 12-in. 12/18/1928 Symphony no. 6, in F major (Pastoral) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47940 12-in. 12/18/1928 Symphony no. 6, in F major (Pastoral) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CVE-47941 12-in. 12/19/1928 Symphony no. 6, in F major (Pastoral) Boston Symphony Orchestra ; Serge Koussevitzky Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 335 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Boston Symphony Orchestra," accessed April 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102119.

Boston Symphony Orchestra. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102119.

"Boston Symphony Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102119

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