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Enoch zu Guttenberg
Conductor
 
 
Enoch zu Guttenberg
 
 
Discography

B108053   B 108 053 / A 108 054
L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
CD / Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc, incl. CD
     
D108055   D 108 055
J. Haydn: The Seasons
DVD-Video & Bonus Material
   
D108055   B 108 056
J. Haydn: The Seasons
2CD-box & Bonus CD
   
S108051   S 108 051
A. Bruckner: IV. Symphony
SACD
   
S108048   S 108 048
W. A. Mozart: Requiem
SACD
   
B108035   B 108 035 / B 108 050
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion
3CD-box / 2DVD-Audio-box & Bonus Material
   
B108015   B 108 015
J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
2CD-box & Bonus CD
   
B108026   B 108 026
L. v. Beethoven: Symphonies No. 3 & 8
CD
   
B108027   B 108 027
J. Brahms: VINETA
2CD-box
   
B108025   B 108 025
J. Haydn: The Creation
2CD-box
     
B108006   B 108 006
J. Brahms: A German Requiem
CD
   
F100204   F 100 204
Neubeurer Advent Singing
CD
   
F100207   F 100 207
Neubeurer Christmas Singing
CD
     
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BIOGRAPHY

Enoch zu Guttenberg has never been one to make things easy for himself. Enoch zu Guttenberg has always been acting with conviction and has often enough swum against instead of with the tide. As one of the most outstanding conductors of our time he has been exploring music in a way that has deeply touched his audience and critics and at the same time established his international reputation.

As symphonist and interpreter of great sacral works, his performances have set high standards in his own career as well as on major international concert stages. In addition to his engagements as guest conductor (e.g. as principal guest conductor with the MDR Leipzig or the NDR symphonic orchestra Hamburg, the Saarbruecken Radio Symphony, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, the Nouvelle Orchestre Philharmonique Paris and many other national and international orchestras),he particularly has been forging a close relationship with two ensembles realizing Guttenberg’s artistic idea and music philosophical approaches, as he puts it, ‘with 100 percent dedication together with me’: The KlangVerwaltung Orchestra whose artistic director he was appointed in 1997 and the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern he took over in 1967.

For Enoch zu Guttenberg and his ensembles the symbiosis of a profound knowledge about the particular historic performance practice, the absolute, obligatory focus on content, and the emotionality growing from it are the three central pillars of their interpretation. This applies to all significant works from the Baroque, the Viennese Classicism, the Romanticism, the late romantic period, and to compositions from the 20th century.

Guttenberg celebrated his most recent successes together with the KlangVerwaltung and the Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern in October 2009 in China. In their conjoint concerts at the Hong Kong Music Festival, they focussed on works by Joseph Haydn.

The composer’s credo reads as follows: ‘You have to be able to existentially account for everything you do.’ The answers to unsolved questions of the world Guttenberg searches for and finds in music are sometimes radical, have been polarizing experts more than once, and are admired by enthusiastic supporters throughout the world.

In 2000, Enoch zu Guttenberg was appointed artistic director of the International Herrenchiemsee Festival. Together with dramaturge Klaus J. Schönmetzler Guttenberg has created a unique concept which not only benefits from his personality and beliefs but also accounts for the location’s exceptional history.

Although music has always been the focus of his dedication and creativity, Guttenberg has at all times been receptive to the world surrounding him. Whether as insistent admonisher and visionary in environmental issues or as successful promoter of a closer cultural cooperation between the East and the West – due to his background, the combination of political and artistic commitment has always been an obligation for Enoch zu Guttenberg. Over the years, Guttenberg has received various awards including the Deutscher Kulturpreis (German Cultural Award) and the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Order of Merit 1st class of the Federal Republic of Germany). For his recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 'Romantic' in E-flat major he received the coveted ECHO Klassik Award 2008 together with the KlangVerwaltung Orchestra in the category 'symphonic recording of the year' of 19th-century music. His musical work has been documented in numerous radio and television productions and CD recordings.