Since then he has started several other groups and ensembles with whom he managed to create a repertoire stretching from the Renaissance to contemporary music: the Ensemble Vocale Européen, specialised in Renaissance polyphony, and the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, founded in 1991 to bring alive, once again, the repertoire of the romantic and pre-romantic era on original instruments. He is principally known as a conductor of Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer who wrote over one thousand works. He is regarded by leading Bach scholars today as a founding father of the baroque authentic practice, original instrument movement and one of record label Harmonia Mundi's most prolific recording artists, with over sixty albums to his name. As a guest conductor, Philippe Herreweghe has conducted a number of well known orchestras including the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Dutch Broadcasting Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic, and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Philippe Herreweghe was artistic director of the Festival of Saintes in 1982 and voted European Musician of the Year in 1990. Since 1998, he is artistic director of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. Among his principal recordings are: * Mozart, Requiem, Collegium Vocale and La Chapelle Royale, Harmonia Mundi, 1997 * Bach, Magnificat, La Chapelle Royale, Harmonia Mundi, 1999 * Bach, Matthäus-Passion (St Matthew Passion), Collegium Vocale, Harmonia Mundi, 1999 * Rameau, Les Indes Galantes, La Chapelle Royale, Musique d'Abord, 2000 * Bach, St.
John Passion, Collegium Vocale, Harmonia Mundi, 2003 * Beethoven, Symphony no. 9, Harmonia Mundi, 2003 * Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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