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Fischer, Thierry (conductor)
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Thierry Fischer (conductor)

Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer is Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and also, from 2008, Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic. From 2001 to 2006 he was Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Ulster Orchestra.

Fischer studied the flute with Aurèle Nicolet and began his musical career as principal flute in Hamburg and at the Zurich Opera, where he studied scores with Nikolaus Harnoncourt who was a profound influence on him. Fischer’s conducting career began in his thirties when he replaced an ailing colleague, subsequently directing his first few concerts with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, where he was principal flute under Claudio Abbado, who encouraged and inspired him in his newfound talent for conducting. Spending his apprentice years in Holland, Thierry Fischer has since appeared with many leading orchestras in the United Kingdom and Europe.

During his tenure with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Fischer toured with the orchestra to Prague and New York and appeared several times at the BBC Proms, conducted cycles of Schubert, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann and Honegger, and made a critically acclaimed series of recordings of the works of Jean Françaix.

Fischer’s hallmarks are a lightness of touch and transparency of texture, allowing room for vivid characterization. He has a keen stylistic sense and brings a fresh approach to repertoire which extends from Bach, the Classical repertoire and the early Romantics to the second Viennese school and the great French composers of the early twentieth century. He is a keen advocate of his compatriots Frank Martin and Honegger, and displays a particular feel for the music of Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. Furthermore, he has an affinity with the unique textures and radical utopianism of Messiaen.

Fischer’s popularity in the United Kingdom has brought him most recently to the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé and BBC Symphony. In parallel to his symphonic career, Thierry Fischer’s collaborative approach has fostered strong relationships with several prestigious chamber orchestras, notably the Scottish Chamber, Northern Sinfonia and Dutch Radio Chamber, all of whom invite him at least once every season. He has also conducted the Australian Chamber, Lausanne, Zurich, Munich and Swedish chamber orchestras, as well as the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris.

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Albums
'Françaix: Ballet Music' (CDA67384)
Françaix: Ballet Music
'Françaix: Orchestral Music' (CDA67489)
Françaix: Orchestral Music
'Françaix: Orchestral Music' (CDA67323)
Françaix: Orchestral Music
'Honegger: Une Cantate de Noël, Cello Concerto & other orchestral works' (CDA67688)
Honegger: Une Cantate de Noël, Cello Concerto & other orchestral works
'Indy: Wallenstein & other orchestral works' (CDA67690)
Indy: Wallenstein & other orchestral works
'Martin: Der Sturm' (CDA67821/3)
Martin: Der Sturm
'Rare French works for violin and orchestra' (CDH55396)
Rare French works for violin and orchestra
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'Schmitt: Orchestral Music' (CDA67599)
Schmitt: Orchestral Music
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'Widor: Piano Concertos & Fantaisie' (CDA67817)
Widor: Piano Concertos & Fantaisie
Complete works available for download
JOSEPH CANTELOUBE  (1879-1957)
Poème with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
GABRIEL FAURÉ  (1845-1924)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 14 with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
JEAN FRANÇAIX  (1912-1997)
Concertino for piano and orchestra in G major with Philippe Cassard (piano), Ulster Orchestra
Les bosquets de Cythère with Ulster Orchestra
Ouverture anacréontique with Ulster Orchestra
Pavane pour un Génie vivant with Ulster Orchestra
Scuola di Ballo with Ulster Orchestra
Sérénade with Ulster Orchestra
Symphony in G major with Ulster Orchestra
ERNEST GUIRAUD  (1837-1892)
Caprice with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
ARTHUR HONEGGER  (1892-1955)
Horace victorieux with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Prélude, Fugue et Postlude with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Une Cantate de Noël with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
VINCENT D'INDY  (1851-1931)
Choral varié, Op 55 with Lawrence Power (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Lied, Op 19 with Lawrence Power (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Saugefleurie, Op 21 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Wallenstein, Op 12 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
ÉDOUARD LALO  (1823-1892)
Fantaisie norvégienne with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
Guitarre, Op 28 with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
FRANK MARTIN  (1890-1974)
Der Sturm with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS  (1835-1921)
Morceau de concert, Op 62 with Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra
FLORENT SCHMITT  (1870-1958)
La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Psaume XLVII, Op 38 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 with BBC National Orchestra of Wales
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR  (1844-1937)
Fantaisie in A flat major, Op 62 with Markus Becker (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Piano Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 39 with Markus Becker (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 77 with Markus Becker (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
Aminte délaissée  Movement 2 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Bronx  Movement 5 of Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Caprice (Guiraud)
Cello Concerto (Honegger)
Charmilles  Movement 2 of Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Choral varié, Op 55 (Indy)
Concertino for piano and orchestra in G major (Françaix)
Danse de Félicita et de Fabrino  Movement 6 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Danse de l'effroi  Part 6 of La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 (Schmitt)
Danse des éclairs  Part 5 of La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 (Schmitt)
Danse des perles  Part 2 of La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 (Schmitt)
De profundis clamavi  First line to Première partie, Part 1 of Une Cantate de Noël (Honegger)
Der Sturm (Martin)
Dieu est monté au milieu des chants de joie  First line to Même mouvement, Section 4 of Psaume XLVII, Op 38 (Schmitt)
Entrée de Félicita  Movement 4 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Entrée de Lucrèce  Movement 2 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Entrée du Notaire  Movement 9 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Fantaisie in A flat major, Op 62 (Widor)
Fantaisie norvégienne (Lalo)
Finale  Movement 10 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Gloire au Seigneur!  First line to Animé, Section 1 of Psaume XLVII, Op 38 (Schmitt)
Guitarre, Op 28 (Lalo/Pierné)
Horace victorieux (Honegger)
Il a choisi dans son héritage  First line to Au mouvement, Section 3 of Psaume XLVII, Op 38 (Schmitt)
Introduction à la vie joyeuse  Movement 1 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Joie et Paix sur Toi Israël!  First line to Deuxième partie, Part 2 of Une Cantate de Noël (Honegger)
La belle Damnée de Chez Maxim's  Movement 6 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
La mort de Wallenstein  Part 3 of Wallenstein, Op 12 (Indy)
La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 (Schmitt)
L'Actrice  Movement 7 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Le camp de Wallenstein  Part 1 of Wallenstein, Op 12 (Indy)
Le combat  Movement 6 of Horace victorieux (Honegger)
Le consolateur facétieux  Movement 3 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Le roi nu (Françaix)
Leçon de Félicita  Movement 1 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Les amours ont chassé l'amour  Movement 7 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Les demoiselles de la nuit (Françaix)
Les enchantmements de la mer  Part 4 of La tragédie de Salomé - Symphonic Poem, Op 50 (Schmitt)
Les larcins galants  Movement 5 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Les malheurs de Sophie (Françaix)
Lied, Op 19 (Indy)
Majeza  Movement 1 of Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Max et Thécla  Part 2 of Wallenstein, Op 12 (Indy)
Morceau de concert, Op 62 (Saint-Saëns)
Ouverture anacréontique (Françaix)
Parce que le Seigneur est très élevé  First line to Un peu moins vite, Section 2 of Psaume XLVII, Op 38 (Schmitt)
Pastorale  Movement 8 of Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Pavane pour un Génie vivant (Françaix)
Pécorée de Calabre  Movement 3 of Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Piano Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 39 (Widor)
Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 77 (Widor)
Poème (Canteloube)
Prélude, Fugue et Postlude (Honegger)
Psaume XLVII, Op 38 (Schmitt)
Saugefleurie, Op 21 (Indy)
Scuola di Ballo (Françaix)
Sérénade (Françaix)
Subtile tendresse  Movement 4 of Les bosquets de Cythère (Françaix)
Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Symphony in G major (Françaix)
Thrène  Movement 3 of Suite sans esprit de suite, Op 89 (Schmitt)
Une Cantate de Noël (Honegger)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 14 (Fauré)
Wallenstein, Op 12 (Indy)
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