Switzerland is famous for many things, but hardly for its symphonic music. Swiss composers of the classical and romantic eras are not well known these days - either at home or abroad. The Swiss Orchestra is bringing them and their works back to recognition, and strives for nothing less than a renaissance of Swiss symphonic music.
Embodying first-class instrumentalists of the younger generation, the Swiss Orchestra has been touring Swiss concert halls with renowned soloists since the 2019/20 season. Interspersing highlights by Beethoven or Mozart with trouvailles by Swiss symphonic composers such as Edouard Dupuy, Hans Huber or Johann Carl Eschmann makes for an unprecedented musical experience.
Our new double CD is here! The recording was released in December 2023 on the Prospero Classical label and brings together a broad selection of compositions from the Swiss Classical and Romantic repertoire: works by Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Edouard Dupuy, Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Hans Huber, George Templeton Strong, Hermann Suter and Paul Huber.
The Swiss Orchestra with Michael Barenboim (violin), Christoph Pfändler (dulcimer) and Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer (conductor) can be heard. The CD is available signed by Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer on request.
The much sought-after conductor is Musical Director of the Swiss Orchestra. Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer stands for concert programmes that take you off the beaten track and make you want to hear more and discover new things. An established musicologist, she is also predestined her to do pioneering work in the revival or development of forgotten or unknown repertoires