26. Oct

The Symphony Orchestra Basel shines on new album ‘Live from Stadtcasino Basel’

With the reopening of the Stadtcasino, the music city of Basel is getting back its unique sound jewel. After an intensive renovation phase, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra in residence at the Stadtcasino Basel, celebrated its return in August 2020 to the music hall, which was completed in 1876 according to the plans of Basel architect Johann Jakob Stehlin. The historic music hall is acoustically one of the best concert halls in the world. The recordings of the Basel Symphony Orchestra on the new live album 'Live from Stadtcasino Basel' are accordingly impressive.

The program of the concert on August 26, 2020 was all about the new opening and the impression of a musical world that is newly forming after the Corona lockdown. The present recording was made as a co-production with SRF, which recorded the first concert of the Symphony Orchestra at its headquarters, the Stadtcasino Basel. In addition to numerous recordings of the opulent concert hall, the lavishly designed booklet also presents an essay by Elke Heidenreich, who has been associated with the orchestra for many years.

The album 'Live from Stadtcasino Basel' will be released on October 30, 2020 at Berlin Classics on CD and digitally on all streaming and download platforms.