Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie

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There is something magical about the moment when air rushes through 30 woodwind and brass instruments and a rich, brilliant sound emerges. One can experience this with the Saxon Wind Philharmonic with its distinctive symphonic wind instrumentation unique to the German orchestral landscape.

Ever since the orchestra was founded in 1950 under the name “Rundfunk-Blasorchester Leipzigˮ (Radio Wind Orchestra Leipzig), it has developed a singular concept of sound. Chameleon-like, the wind players imitate the string section and amaze the listener with new, fascinating timbres.

From the pianissimo of the brilliant woodwinds to the fortissimo of the radiant brass, supported by the rhythmic power of the percussion instruments, the Saxon Wind Philharmonic has a dynamic range that knows no bounds in its repertoire: from classical music, jazz, and film scores to original compositions, the orchestra captivates the listener with innovative programs that bridge the divide between popular and serious music. This diversity is further bolstered by the various chamber music ensemble formations, ranging from wind quintets to serenade ensembles.

In demand both in Europe and overseas, the Saxon Wind Philharmonic makes guest appearances at international music festivals and has found a permanent home in Bad Lausick with its own rehearsal and concert hall. The concert series in the districts of Leipzig and North Saxony are creating enthousiasm to the audience and enrich the region's cultural life. Starting in the 2019-2020 season, there have been additional concert series in Oschatz and Bad Düben.

The orchestra is one of the orchestras selected for Germany’s “Excellent Orchestral Landscapeˮ subsidy program sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie

CD album cover 'Cloud Castle' (GEN 22764) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, David Timm

Cloud Castle

Werke von Jörg Mainka, Thorsten Wollmann und Stephan Hodel

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
David Timm Conductor

GEN 22764  –  7.1.2022

CD album cover 'British Classics' (GEN 20658) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Andreas Martin Hofmeir ...

British Classics

Werke von Byrd, Händel, Purcell, Holst, Vaughan Williams und Elgar

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Andreas Martin Hofmeir Tuba
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 20658  –  10.1.2020

CD album cover 'Hänsel und Gretel' (GEN 18619) with Thomas Clamor, Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie ...

Hänsel und Gretel

Auszüge aus der Oper von Engelbert Humperdinck

Thomas Clamor Conductor
Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Caroline Schnitzer
Anne Petzsch
Leevke Hambach
Josephin Queck
Frederik Tucker

GEN 18619  –  5.10.2018

CD album cover 'Russian Classics' (GEN 17480) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Russian Classics

Werke von Michail Glinka, Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Pjotr I. Tschaikowski, Sergei Prokofiev und Igor Strawinski

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 17480  –  6.10.2017

CD album cover 'Winds and Pipes' (GEN 16445) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Daniel Beilschmidt, Thomas Clamor

Winds and Pipes

Music for Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Organ by Peeters, Trachsel, Guilmant, Gigout, Gabrieli and Bach

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Daniel Beilschmidt Organ
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 16445  –  7.10.2016

CD album cover 'Images and Mirrors' (GEN 16419) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Peter Bruns, clair-obscur ...

Images and Mirrors

Werke für Violoncello, Saxofon-Quartett und Blasorchester

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Peter Bruns Violoncello
clair-obscur Saxophone Quartet
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 16419  –  4.3.2016

CD album cover 'Saxony' (GEN 15333) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor


Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Richard Wagner

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 15333  –  7.1.2015

CD album cover 'Symphonic Dances' (GEN 14307) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Symphonic Dances

Werke von Dvorák, Mussorgski, Offenbach, Strauss, Tschaikowski und anderen

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 14307  –  2.5.2014

CD album cover 'Classiques français' (GEN 13291) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor

Classiques français

Werke von Paul Dukas, Georges Bizet, Jean Françaix und Maurice Ravel

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 13291  –  4.10.2013

CD album cover 'American Classics' (GEN 12247) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor ...

American Classics

Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor
Ines Agnes Krautwurst Vocals

GEN 12247  –  22.6.2012

CD album cover 'Festivus' (GEN 11221) with Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie, Thomas Clamor


Symphonic Classics

Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie
Thomas Clamor Conductor

GEN 11221  –  16.9.2011