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Otto Gerdes

1920-1989 DE
Producer / Conductor of Classical

Otto Gerdes (born January 20, 1920 in Cologne and died June 15, 1989) was a German conductor and record producer.He studied music at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, including conducting with Hermann Abendroth. He conducted opera in Berlin, Dresden, Koblenz, Leipzig, and Munich. He also conducted the radio orchestras of Baden-Baden and Cologne and led concerts with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. In 1956 he became a record producer for Deutsche Grammophon and 1963 the label's artistic director. His conducting for that label began when he filled in for an ailing conductor, recording excerpts from the opera Eugene Onegin.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 3: "O du, mein holder Abendstern" on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes
Tannhäuser / Act 2: "Dich, teure Halle, grüß ich wieder" on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24, TH 5: "Wohin seid ihr entschwunden" on Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Op. 24 - Highlights by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Evelyn Lear, Brigitte Fassbaender, Fritz Wunderlich, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Martti Talvela, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München, Otto Gerdes & Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper München
Tannhäuser / Act 3: Wie Todesahnung... O du mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram) on Great Wagner Singers by Richard Wagner, Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Astrid Varnay, Max Lorenz, Lauritz Melchior, Hans Hotter & Josef Greindl
Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 3: "Wie Todesahnung Dämmrung deckt die Lande" on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes
Tannhäuser, WWV 70: Overture on Twilight Of The Gods: The Essential Wagner Collection by Richard Wagner, New York Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Berliner Philharmoniker, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik, Antal Doráti, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Otto Gerdes & Karl Böhm
Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 3: "Heil ! Heil! Der Gnade Wunder Heil!" on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes
Faust Overture on Wagner: Overtures & Preludes by Richard Wagner, Eugen Jochum, Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik & Otto Gerdes
Tannhäuser, WWV 70 / Act 2: "Freudig begrüßen wir die edle Halle" on Wagner: Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Symphonie C-dur (In C Major) / Ouvertüren: Faust · RienziRichard Wagner - Bamberger Symphoniker · Otto Gerdes1996Album
Overtures & PreludesRichard Wagner, Karl Böhm, Rafael Kubelik, Eugen Jochum, Otto Gerdes1994Compil.
Symphony In CRichard Wagner, Hans Pfitzner, Bamberger Symphoniker, Otto Gerdes, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner1983Album
Penthesilea - Preludes From "Palestrina"Hugo Wolf / Hans Pfitzner - Otto Gerdes / Ferdinand Leitner1983Album
Symphony Nr. 9 / PenthesileaGustav Mahler / Hugo Wolf - Conductors Rafael Kubelik / Otto Gerdes1982Compil.
TannhäuserRichard Wagner, Birgit Nilsson, Wolfgang Windgassen, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes1971Album
Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 4 Op. 98 / Wagner: Meistersinger - PreludeJohannes Brahms, Richard Wagner, Berliner Philharmoniker, Otto Gerdes1970Album
Italienische Serenade • Penthesilea • Der Feuerreiter • LiederHugo Wolf : Evelyn Lear, Thomas Stewart, Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Gerdes1969Album
OthelloTeresa Stratas, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Otto Gerdes1967Album
Symphony No. 9 (5) "From The New World"Antonín Dvořák, Berliner Philharmoniker, Otto Gerdes1966Album
Ouvertüren & VorspieleRichard Wagner / Karl Böhm, Rafael Kubelik, Otto Gerdes, Eugen JochumCompil.
CarmenRundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig Dirigent: Otto GerdesSingle
Eugen OneginPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Evelyn Lear, Brigitte Fassbaender, Fritz Wunderlich, Otto GerdesAlbum
Trompetenkonzerte = Trumpet ConcertosGeorg Philipp Telemann / Giuseppe Torelli / Leopold Mozart / Joseph Haydn / Pierre Thibaud, Bamberger Symphoniker, Otto GerdesAlbum
Zwischenpiel Aus »Notre Dame« / Ballettmusik »Aida«Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig, Otto GerdesAlbum
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