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Riccardo Chailly

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Riccardo Chailly is really a active, and sometimes controversial, conductor known for his devotion to modern music, as well as for his tries to modernize methods to the original symphonic repertory. His many recordings for the Decca label consist of contemporary masterworks by Zemlinsky, Hindemith, and Schnittke, the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, and several operas. The kid of composer Luciano Chailly along with a sometime tempo and blues drummer, Chailly started his conducting profession as Claudio Abbado’s associate at La Scala, reducing his tooth on the typical operatic books. He attained significant achievement as an opera conductor in his very own right, making visitor performances at London’s Covent Backyard, the Metropolitan Opera, and many Italian and German homes; he also produced several significant recordings, including an Andre Chénier with Luciano Pavarotti. Even so, he made a decision to concentrate his energies on symphonic performing instead, feeling it provided a wider avenue for creative exploration. Compared to that end, he became the process conductor of Berlin’s Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1982, ultimately leading them on the first UNITED STATES tour in 1985; he was also the main guest conductor from the London Philharmonic from 1982-1985. In 1988, the recently rechristened Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra called the 35-year-old Chailly as its key conductor and creative director. This might end up being the defining post of his profession, and he’d scale back on his touring and operatic engagements to create it the guts of his creative activities. The partnership with both orchestra and its own market was rocky initially, proclaimed by resentment toward his “modernistic” method of the functions of Bruckner, Mahler, and Brahms. (Among other activities, Chailly transferred the group from its personal audio, and toward a far more versatile palette of orchestral color, adjustable to the requirements of every composer.) But from then on modification, Chailly assumed a posture of confident command on the group, preserving its position as you of Europe’s finest ensembles, but additionally establishing it being a source of invention and clean perspective. Chailly ultimately still left the Concertgebouw in 2004, where he was changed by Mariss Jansons. In 2005, he assumed a fresh post using the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and restored his get in touch with in 2008, to last until 2015. Chailly is really a noted champ of Edgard Varèse and Alexander Zemlinsky, both of whom he feels have already been under-appreciated. He also maintains a pastime in the overall performance practice from the Baroque period, and in his shows of Bach’s St. Matthew Enthusiasm he efforts to stability the audio of the present day orchestra using the style of the time. Still selectively energetic as an operatic conductor, Chailly offers made several significant Rossini recordings, including La cenerentola, starring Cecilia Bartoli. Chailly in addition has assumed the management from the Orchestra symphonica Guiseppe Verdi, which really is a professional Italian orchestra made up completely of players between 18 and 25 years.

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Full Name Riccardo Chailly
Profession Conductor
Education Milan Conservatory
Nationality Italian
Spouse Gabriella Terragni
Children Luana Chailly
Parents Luciano Chailly
Siblings Cecilia Chailly
Music Groups Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Albums Jazz Music, Turandot, Turangalîla-Symphonie (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra feat. conductor Riccardo Chailly), Rigoletto, Serenades, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 3 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1, Concertos & Romance, Violin Concerto / Double Concerto, Overtures (National Philharmonic Orchestra, feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly), The Piano Concertos, Andrea Chénier (National Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly), The Soldier's Tale (The London Sinfonietta feat. Sting, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McKellen, conductor: Kent Nagano), The Complete Symphonies: Mahler Edition, Verdi: Ballet Music, Carmina burana, Rhapsody In Blue, Mahler 3 / Bach-Suite, Rhapsody in Blue (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly, piano: Stefano Bollani), Symphony No. 5, Petrushka / Pulcinella, Orchestral Transcriptions, Bach: Matthäus-Passion, Alexander Nevsky (Cleveland Orchestra, conductor: Riccardo Chailly), Symphony no. 8 in E-flat, Bruckner 8, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini: Orchestral Music, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly), Verdi: Overtures, Walton: Façade; Stravinsky: Renard, The Film Album, Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress, Piano Concertos nos. 1-5, Pagliacci, Viva Verdi - Overtures & Preludes, The Miraculous Mandarin / Concerto for Orchestra, Symphony No. 00 / "Volkfest" Finale to Symphony No. 4 (Royal Scottish National Orchestra feat. conductor: Georg Tintner), Formazioni / Folk Songs / Sinfonia, Schoenberg: 5 Orchestral Pieces; Chamber Symphony No. 1 / Webern: Im Sommerwind; Passacaglia, Ravel: Boléro / Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition etc, Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Academic Festival Overture, Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3, Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 / J.S.Bach - Webern: Ricercare, Mahler: Symphony No. 4 / Berg: Seven Early Songs, Symphony No. 0 / Overture in G minor, La Bohème (Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scalla di Milano feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly), Shostakovich: The Jazz Album, Ravel : Daphnis et Chloé / Debussy : Khamma, Bruckner: Symphony No. 1, Gurrelieder (Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin feat. conductor: Riccardo Chailly)
Nominations Brit Award for Best Classical Recording, Porin Award for Best Foreign Classical Music Album
Movies Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music: Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto, In Search of Beethoven, Highlights from La Scala, Rossini: La Cenerentola: Salzburg Festival, Verdi: Aida, La Boheme, Andrea Chénier


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giovanna d'Arco, Dramma lirico in quattro atti 2015 conductor
Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125 2013 TV Movie documentary conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125 2013 TV Movie documentary conductor
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig 2009 TV Movie conductor
Il trittico 2009 TV Series conductor - 1 episode
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music 2007 TV Series documentary conductor - 1 episode
Aida 2006/I TV Movie conductor
Martha Argerich spielt Schumann 2006 TV Movie conductor
Chailly Conducts Mendelssohn 2006 Video conductor
Un ballo in maschera 2005 TV Movie conductor
Don Carlo 2004 TV Movie conductor
The Luzhin Defence 2000 conductor: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, "Waltz 2" from "Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2"
Il barbiere di Siviglia 1999 TV Movie conductor
Attrazione d'amore 1998 TV Movie documentary conductor
Tosca 1998 TV Movie conductor
Les contes d'Hoffmann - I racconti di Hoffmann 1995 TV Movie conductor
Don Giovanni oder Der bestrafte Wüstling 1992 TV Movie conductor
Ricciardo e Zoraide 1990 TV Movie conductor
Giovanna d'Arco 1989 TV Movie conductor
La Cenerentola 1988 TV Movie conductor
Macbeth 1987/I conductor
I vespri siciliani 1986 TV Movie conductor
Andrea Chénier 1985/II TV Movie conductor
Rigoletto 1982 conductor / musical director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 performer: "Shostakovich: Waltz II Jazz Suite No. 2"
The Tree of Life 2011 performer: "Allegro affettuoso [Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54]"
Snow White 2009 TV Movie "Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich"
Tetro 2009 performer: "Symphony No. 1: First Movement" 1876 - uncredited
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig 2009 TV Movie performer: "Overture in C major for orchestra 'Trumpet Overture', op. 101", "Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25", "Symphony No. 3 in A minor 'Scottish', op. 56", "Wedding March"
The Long and Short of It 2003 Short performer: "Che Gelida Manina"
A Nero Wolfe Mystery 2001 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Luzhin Defence 2000 performer: "Waltz 2"
Eyes Wide Shut 1999 performer: "Jazz Suite, Waltz 2" 1924
8 ½ Women 1999 performer: "Excerpt from 'Otello'"
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 performer: "Non più mesta"
Stepmom 1998 performer: "Il Signor Bruschino"
An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 performer: "Daphnis and Chloe" - as Ricardo Chailly
The Swindle 1997 performer: "La Nuit transfigurée"
The Butcher Boy 1997 performer: "WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE" - as Ricardo Chailly
Strange Days 1995 performer: "Contro Un Cor Che Accende Amore"
Celestial Clockwork 1995 performer: "Zito zito piano piano"
The Convent 1995 performer: "The Rake's Progress: Prelude Act III, Scene 2"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giacomo Puccini - Die dunkle Seite des Mondes 2008 TV Movie
Kerstmatinee 2001 2001 TV Movie Orkestleider

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giovanna d'Arco, Dramma lirico in quattro atti 2015 Himself - Direttore
Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125 2013 TV Movie documentary Conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll op. 125 2013 TV Movie documentary Conductor
Wagner vs. Verdi 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Dirigent
Varese: The One All Alone 2009 Documentary Himself, composer
In Search of Beethoven 2009 Documentary Himself
Mendelssohn Gala aus dem Gewandhaus zu Leipzig 2009 TV Movie Himself
Il trittico 2009 TV Series Himself - Direttore
Puccini - Magier der Leidenschaft 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Martha Argerich spielt Schumann 2006 TV Movie Himself
Chailly Conducts Mendelssohn 2006 Video Himself
Un ballo in maschera 2005 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Il barbiere di Siviglia 1999 TV Movie Himself - Concertatore E Direttore D'orchestra
Attrazione d'amore 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tosca 1998 TV Movie Himself - Conductor
Great Composers 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
I vespri siciliani 1986 TV Movie Himself - Conductor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

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