Sixten Ehrling

Sixten Ehrling, the Premier Royal Court Conductor of Sweden by King Gustav VI in 1953, is recognized as the foremost Swedish conductor of this century. During his career, which spans five decades, he has conducted nearly all of the great orchestras and foremost opera houses of the world.

Born in 1918 in Malmo, Sweden, Sixten Ehrling graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm where he studied piano and violin. After coaching Sweden's Royal Opera and receiving the coveted Jenny Lind scholarship in 1939, he joined the Dresden State Opera where he worked under Karl Bohn.

As Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1963-73, Mr. Ehrling conducted nearly 700 works and 24 world premieres. He conducted the complete "Ring" at the Metropolitan Opera and has been associated with the Vienna State Opera.

As a conductor Maestro Ehrling can be heard on Audiofon in Nielsen's Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 (the "Sinfonia Espansiva") recorded during a live performance at the Kennedy Center with the Danish National Orchestra.

 

AUDIOFON RECORDINGS OF SIXTEN EHRLING:

CD 72025
 

Sixten Ehrling, Danish National Orchestra
  

   


Nielsen:

Sypmhony No. 3, Opus 27
(Sinfonia Espansiva)

Maskarade Overture
   


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