Founded in 1912, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is one of Scandinavia’s leading orchestras, renowned for its performances of music from the Classical and Romantic periods, as well as interpretations of contemporary music. It regularly commissions music from leading contemporary composers.The HSO works on a regular basis with inter- nationally celebrated conductors and soloists who appreciate the 59 member orchestra’s professionalism, enthusiasm, and combination oftechnical precision with musical zeal. The modern and unconventional approach to musical leader- ship of Andrew Manze, HSO’s Principal Conductor since 2006, fits perfectly with the orchestra’s character and way of working.
Several of the HSO recordings have won critical acclaim. A recording of Franz Berwald symphonies (1995) was awarded a Diapason d ?Or and a Benjamin Britten recording (1994) was an Editor’s Choice in Gramphone magazine. The recording of Swedish Classical Favourites (1995) received both gold and platinum discs.
This recording has been made with a kind contri- bution from the Friends of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.