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Official website for the Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Chief Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester. Catch up on his latest news and find out where he is conducting next. More

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Recent Recordings

Browse his extensive discography, including recordings of Mahler, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with the WDR Symphony Orchestra. More

WDR Sinfonieorchester 2017/2018

View the new season brochure and find out where you can see WDR Sinfonieorchester and Jukka-Pekka perform throughout 2017/2018More

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See Jukka-Pekka’s profile on Idagio where you can stream and listen to many of his recordings in high qualityMore

Notes & Interviews

Read interviews with Jukka-Pekka Saraste here, as well as his recent reflections and observations. More

Next Concert

January 14

Berlin

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Anna Vinnitskaya, piano
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 30
Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 Op. 104
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Op. 105

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Video

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Berlioz: Requiem
WDR Symphony Orchestra
Cologne Cathedral 2017

In the Press

…An energy which can not be increased further…which sometimes makes the sound virtually explode. This is no cosy Viennese Beethoven — the orchestra plays without a safety net, with the listener perched, mentally breathless, on the edge of his chair.

…”Saraste’s Beethoven” is an occasion

November 2017
– Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

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News

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS WITH THE SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

J-P and the orchestra mark one hundred years of Finnish independence with an all-Finnish programme at Berwaldhallen on 6 December.
 

December 4, 2017 – Read more

 

RECORDING OF BEETHOVEN CYCLE WITH WDR SINFONIEORCHESTER

J-P and WDR Sinfonieorchester embark on a recording cycle of all Beethoven’s symphonies for Haenssler.
 

November 8, 2017 – Read more

 

NEW RECORDING OF BRAHMS SYMPHONIES OUT SOON

The latest recording by Jukka-Pekka and WDR Sinfonieorchester on the Profil Haenssler label will be released on October 13 2017.

October 8, 2017 – Read more

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