Steven Sloane

conductor

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Yan Dribinsky

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biography

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Reviews

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under the baton of Steven Sloane let the elements of dreams and the spicy fundamentals, of the illustrious and the ridiculous of everyday life become a colourful arc of sound – and made it clear at every moment that Britten’s sound worlds live on melodic and lyrical inspiration.
NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, Rolf Urs Ringger, 25/11/2015

Steven Sloane moves through Britten’s music like a fish in the waters of a fresh, bubbly and crystal clear source. Immaculate entries from each musician, a rounded and delicate sound, orchestral flow, airy and brisk rhythms.
LE TEMPS, Sylvie Bonier, 21/11/2015

The performance was musically outstanding. (...) Conductor Steven Sloane led with an authentic flavour that almost seemed spontaneous.
Bachtrack.com, Matthew Richard Martinez, 27/10/2014


The orchestra is the true surprise of this recording. The musicians play with full sounds, rich accents and excellent colours. Of course, this compliment must be passed on to the conductor.
Fono Forum, Christoph Zimmermann, January 2014

The conductor, Steven Sloane, drew pulsing, feisty and textured playing from the orchestra.
New York Times, Anthony Tommasini, 18/9/2013

Steven Sloane, who already led the baroque orchestra to delicate transparence, unleashed not only the abundance of colours but also the entire force of Bartók’s music.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gerhard Schroth, 31/5/2013

Steven Sloane conducted this ingenious piece with sharp drive and to great approval.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wolfgang Schreiber, 10/12/2012

Steven Sloane excelled at bringing out the mockery Prokofiev’s music makes of the theatre of illusion, with sharp contrasts and agility. This made listening to the singers an even greater pleasure.
Opernwelt, Albrecht Thiemann, February 2013

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repertoire

Sample Programmes
R. WAGNER Prelude to Parsifal
N. SHERIFF 'Akedah – Die Opferung Isaaks' in memory of Itzhak Rabin
S. ODEH-TAMIMI Halat Hissar - Belagerungszustand
R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration Op.24
E. SCHULHOFF Symphony No.2
A. ZEMLINSKY Symphonic Songs Op.20
E. W. KORNGOLD Symphonic Serenade Op.39
G. LIGETI Lux aeterna
O. MESSIAEN L’ascension – quatre meditations
R. WAGNER Parsifal (3rd Act)
J. HAYDN Symphony No.22 in E flat major 'The Philosopher'
F. ZAPPA The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
H. BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen
K. PENDERECKI Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
L. v. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55 'Eroica'
L. BERNSTEIN Symphony No.2 'The Age of Anxiety' for piano and orchestra
J. CORIGLIANO Red Violin Concerto
J. ADAMS Harmonielehre
J. HAYDN Symphony No.59
G. LIGETI San Francisco Polyphony
B. BARTÓK Duke Bluebeard's Castle
T. TAKEMITSU I hear the water dreaming
R. SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'
C. DEBUSSY La Mer
A. BERG Wozzeck, 3rd Act, Scene 4 and 5
F. SCHREKER Prelude to a drama
A. WEBERN Five pieces for orchestra Op.10
R. STRAUSS Suite from 'Der Rosenkavalier'
I. STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring
Projects at Ruhrtriennale
B. A. ZIMMERMANN Die Soldaten, stage direction David Pountney
H. W. HENZE Giesela! (world premiere)
H. GOEBBELS Surrogate Cities
Cycle "Mahler meets Ives" - Excerpts
C. IVES Three Places in New England
G. MAHLER Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
C. IVES Fireman's Parade on Main Street
C. IVES Symphony No.3 'The Camp Meeting'
G. MAHLER Symphony No.1 in D major 'Titan'
G. MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg 1920)
C. IVES Fünf Lieder (arr. John Adams)
G. MAHLER Symphony No.4
G. MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No.10
G. MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
C. IVES Symphony No.4
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Operatic Repertoire
B. BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle
A. BERG Wozzeck
L. v. BEETHOVEN Fidelio
G. BIZET Carmen
B. BRITTEN Midsummer Night‘s Dream
The Rape of Lucretia
Albert Herring
R. DE RAAF Waiting for Miss Monroe
W. GLUCK Iphigénie en Tauride
E. GOLDENTHAL Grendel
E. HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel
L. JANÁ?EK Katja Kabanova
Jenufa
Ossud
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Makropoulos Case
R. LEONCAVALLO Bajazzo
P. MASCAGNI Cavalleria rusticana
C. MONTEVERDI L‘Orfeo
W. A. MOZART Cosi fan tutte
La finta gardiniera
La clemenza di Tito
The Magic Flute
Le nozze di Figaro
M. MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov
J. OFFENBACH The Tales of Hoffmann
G. B. PERGOLESI La serva padrona
S. PROKOFIEV The Love for Three Oranges
G. PUCCINI Il Trittico
Tosca
Turandot
La Bohème
Madama Butterfly
H. PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
G. ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia
D. SCHOSTAKOWITSCH Moscow, Cheryomushki
R. STRAUSS Salome
Der Rosenkavalier
R. SCHUMANN Genoveva
P. TSCHAIKOWSKY Eugen Onegin
M. A. TURNAGE Anna Nicole
G. VERDI La Traviata
Un ballo in maschera
Falstaff
Rigoletto
Macbeth
Simone Boccanegra
R. WAGNER Tristan und Isolde
Lohengrin
The Flying Dutchman
Parsifal
S. WALLACE The Bonesetter’s Daughter
K. WEILL Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
The Threepenny Opera
The Eternal Road
The Seven Deadly Sins

Cycle - Excerpts

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Sample Programmes

R. WAGNER Prelude to Parsifal
N. SHERIFF 'Akedah – Die Opferung Isaaks' in memory of Itzhak Rabin
S. ODEH-TAMIMI Halat Hissar - Belagerungszustand
R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration Op.24
E. SCHULHOFF Symphony No.2
A. ZEMLINSKY Symphonic Songs Op.20
E. W. KORNGOLD Symphonic Serenade Op.39

Projects at Ruhrtriennale

G. LIGETI Lux aeterna
O. MESSIAEN L’ascension – quatre meditations
R. WAGNER Parsifal (3rd Act)
J. HAYDN Symphony No.22 in E flat major 'The Philosopher'
F. ZAPPA The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
H. BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
R. STRAUSS Metamorphosen
K. PENDERECKI Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
L. v. BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55 'Eroica'
L. BERNSTEIN Symphony No.2 'The Age of Anxiety' for piano and orchestra
J. CORIGLIANO Red Violin Concerto
J. ADAMS Harmonielehre
J. HAYDN Symphony No.59
G. LIGETI San Francisco Polyphony
B. BARTÓK Duke Bluebeard's Castle
T. TAKEMITSU I hear the water dreaming
R. SCHUMANN Symphony No.3 'Rhenish'
C. DEBUSSY La Mer
A. BERG Wozzeck, 3rd Act, Scene 4 and 5
F. SCHREKER Prelude to a drama
A. WEBERN Five pieces for orchestra Op.10
R. STRAUSS Suite from 'Der Rosenkavalier'
I. STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring

"Mahler meets Ives"

B. A. ZIMMERMANN Die Soldaten, stage direction David Pountney
H. W. HENZE Giesela! (world premiere)
H. GOEBBELS Surrogate Cities
C. IVES Three Places in New England
G. MAHLER Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor
C. IVES Fireman's Parade on Main Street
C. IVES Symphony No.3 'The Camp Meeting'
G. MAHLER Symphony No.1 in D major 'Titan'
G. MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (arr. Schoenberg 1920)
C. IVES Fünf Lieder (arr. John Adams)
G. MAHLER Symphony No.4
G. MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No.10
G. MAHLER Kindertotenlieder
C. IVES Symphony No.4
Operatic Repertoire
B. BARTÓK Bluebeard’s Castle
A. BERG Wozzeck
L. v. BEETHOVEN Fidelio
G. BIZET Carmen
B. BRITTEN Midsummer Night‘s Dream
The Rape of Lucretia
Albert Herring
R. DE RAAF Waiting for Miss Monroe
W. GLUCK Iphigénie en Tauride
E. GOLDENTHAL Grendel
E. HUMPERDINCK Hänsel und Gretel
L. JANÁ?EK Katja Kabanova
Jenufa
Ossud
The Cunning Little Vixen
The Makropoulos Case
R. LEONCAVALLO Bajazzo
P. MASCAGNI Cavalleria rusticana
C. MONTEVERDI L‘Orfeo
W. A. MOZART Cosi fan tutte
La finta gardiniera
La clemenza di Tito
The Magic Flute
Le nozze di Figaro
M. MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov
J. OFFENBACH The Tales of Hoffmann
G. B. PERGOLESI La serva padrona
S. PROKOFIEV The Love for Three Oranges
G. PUCCINI Il Trittico
Tosca
Turandot
La Bohème
Madama Butterfly
H. PURCELL Dido and Aeneas
G. ROSSINI Il barbiere di Siviglia
D. SCHOSTAKOWITSCH Moscow, Cheryomushki
R. STRAUSS Salome
Der Rosenkavalier
R. SCHUMANN Genoveva
P. TSCHAIKOWSKY Eugen Onegin
M. A. TURNAGE Anna Nicole
G. VERDI La Traviata
Un ballo in maschera
Falstaff
Rigoletto
Macbeth
Simone Boccanegra
R. WAGNER Tristan und Isolde
Lohengrin
The Flying Dutchman
Parsifal
S. WALLACE The Bonesetter’s Daughter
K. WEILL Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
The Threepenny Opera
The Eternal Road
The Seven Deadly Sins
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Discography

Waiting for Miss Monroe - Robin de Raaff

Waiting for Miss Monroe - Robin de Raaff

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (live recording by Dutch National Opera)
Challenge Classics CC 72685, 2015

Violin concertos - Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg

Violin concertos - Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg

Antje Weithaas (violin), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Avi LC 15080, 2013

Orchestral Songs - Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Rihm

Orchestral Songs - Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang Rihm

Christoph Prégardien (tenor), Bochum Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777 675-2, 2013BBC Recording of the Month

Komm zur Ruhr - Herbert Grönemeyer

Komm zur Ruhr - Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer, Bochum Symphony Orchestra
EMI 5099962773928, 2010

Die Soldaten - B. A. Zimmermann

Die Soldaten - B. A. Zimmermann

Claudia Barainsky (soprano) et al., Bochum Symphony Orchestra
Director: David Pountney
DORO/RuhrTriennale DVD-9, 2006

The Brothers: a one act opera - George Antheil

The Brothers: a one act opera - George Antheil

Rebecca Nelsen, Ray M. Wade Jr., William Dazeley, E. Mark Murphy, Piotr Prochera
Bochum Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777545-2, 2011

Frank Martin - Suite from “Der Sturm”, Six monologues from “Jedermann”, Symphonie concertante

Frank Martin - Suite from “Der Sturm”, Six monologues from “Jedermann”, Symphonie concertante

Thomas Oliemans (baritone), Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
MD&G Records B003A6OHF0, 2010

Hans Werner Henze - Requiem, Neun geistliche Konzerte

Hans Werner Henze - Requiem, Neun geistliche Konzerte

Dimitri Vassilakis (piano), Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Bochum Symphony Orchestra
Cybele Records, ISBN 978-3-937794-10-5, 2010

Ernest Bloch - Baal-Shem, 2 Psalms, 3 Poèmes juifs, Suite hébraique

Ernest Bloch - Baal-Shem, 2 Psalms, 3 Poèmes juifs, Suite hébraique

Christiane Oelze (soprano), Antje Weithaas (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Capriccio 1040775, 2009

"French cello concertos" - Frank Martin, Darius Milhaud, Camille Saint-Saens

"French cello concertos" - Frank Martin, Darius Milhaud, Camille Saint-Saens

Niklas Eppinger (cello), Bochum Symphony Orchestra
aulos AUL 66 148, 2007

Dmitri Shostakovich - Suite for Variety Orchestra, “Moscow Cheryomushki-Suite”, Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1, “Tahiti Trot”

Dmitri Shostakovich - Suite for Variety Orchestra, “Moscow Cheryomushki-Suite”, Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1, “Tahiti Trot”

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Capriccio, CD 71096, 2006

Ernest Bloch - 20th Century Portraits “Hiver-Printemps“, “Proclamation“,“Poèmes d’automne“, Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Ernest Bloch - 20th Century Portraits “Hiver-Printemps“, “Proclamation“,“Poèmes d’automne“, Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Sophie Koch (mezzo), Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Capriccio, CD 67076, 2004

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 4 “The Piano Concertos”

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 4 “The Piano Concertos”

David Lively (piano), Bochum Symphony Orchestra
ASV, CD DCA 1174, 2004

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 3 "Alt-Wiener Serenaden“, "Partita in modo antico", "Sinfonia in modo classico"

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 3 "Alt-Wiener Serenaden“, "Partita in modo antico", "Sinfonia in modo classico"

Bochum Symphony Orchestra
ASV, CD DCA 1158, 2003

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 2 “Orchestral Songs”

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 2 “Orchestral Songs”

Angela Maria Blasi (soprano), Stella Doufexis (mezzo), Bochum Symphony Orchestra
ASV, CD DCA 1164, 2003Nominated for the Grammy

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 1 “Nature Trilogy”

Joseph Marx - Complete Orchestral Music Vol. 1 “Nature Trilogy”

Bochum Symphony Orchestra
ASV, CD DCA 1137, 2003

Piano Concertos - Arthur Honegger, Aaron Copland

Piano Concertos - Arthur Honegger, Aaron Copland

Michael Rische (piano), WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne
Arte Nova Classics, B00005V4OS, 2002

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