Kammerakademie Potsdam is considered to be the best of the newer generation of orchestras in the State of Brandenburg, renowned for their impressive musical versatility combined with meticulous, historically informed interpretations of works. Italian Antonello Manacorda, founder of the Mahler Chamber orchestra, was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director in 2010, following in the footsteps of the influential Sergio Azzolini (2002-2006) and Michael Sanderling (2006-2010).
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Symphony No. 1 in D major, D82
Symphony No.10 in D major D936A (1828)
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485
Symphony No. 6 in C major, D589
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'
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Reviews (of #3 and #8, released in 2012):
“Top-notch period playing from this youthful German ensemble...They display real zest and grace, bringing out Rossinian charm in the earlier work and a burnished incisiveness in the Unfinished.”
“If you like early Schubert lean of tone and impetuous of spirit, you should enjoy the Potsdam Kammerakademie in this most sportive of his symphonies...But with alert woodwind (always clearly audible in the tuttis) and scything valveless brass pitted against a small string band of around 20, the Potsdamers vividly catch the music's coursing youthful energy.”