The orchestra has published about 40 CDs to date, and has received numerous awards, including Diapason D’Or (Biondi 2012) and a nomination for Gramophone Awards (Per Nørgård, 2012).

In April 2015 Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rolf Gupta and with violinist Peter Herresthal, recorded two of ØRJAN MATRE´s pieces,  preSage and Violin Concerto. The record, relased on BIS, won the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemann Award) in the Tono’s Composer Price Category (photo above).

A large number of the recordings are made for the Swedish BIS label, performing complete orchestral music by Norwegian 20th century composers like Harald Saeverud, Geirr Tveitt and Fartein Valen. The latest release, Allesandro Scarlatti’s opera “Carlo Re d’Alemagna” (3 CDs) with Fabio Biondi conducting, became BBC Music Magazine’s Choice of the Month April 2014.

Below you can read more about our recordings and also listen to some of them…

Henrik Hellstenius (1963 – ) Ørjan Matre (1979 – )Like Objects in a Dark Room (Hellstenius) In Memoriam (Violin Concerto No. 2) (Hellstenius)Violin Concerto (Matre)Presage for orchestra (Matre)Rolf Gupta, conductor Peter Herresthal, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 2152 (2015/2016)(Spellemannpris 2015, Tono’s Composer Price Category, for Matre´s preSage)

Antonio Caldara (1671 – 1736):Morte e sepoltura di Christo (2 CDs)Oratorio, incl. instrumental pieces by Caldara, Fux and VivaldiFabio Biondi, conductor and violinMaria Grazia Schiavo, soprano  (Maria Maddalena)Silvia Frigato, soprano (Maria di Giacobbe)Martina Belli, alto (Giuseppe d’Arimatea)Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor (Nicodemo)Ugo Guagliardo, bass (Centurione)Stavanger Symphony OrchestraGlossa 2015 

Allessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725)Carlo Re d’Alemagna (3 CD’s)Fabio Biondi, conductorRomina Basso, countertenor/counter alto (Lotario)Roberta Invernizzi, soprano (Giuditta)Marina de Liso, mezzo-soprano (Gildippe)Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano (Adalgiso)Carlo Allemano, tenor (Bernardo)José Maria Lo Monaco, mezzo-soprano (Asprando)Damiana Pinti, alto (Armilla)Roberto Abbondanza, bass (Bleso)Stavanger Symphony OrchestraAgogique 2014(BBC Music Magazine’s Choice of the Month April 2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827):Violin concerto i D major, Op. 61Alban Berg (1885 – 1935):Violin concertoSteven Sloane, conductorAntje Weithaas, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraAvi – Music LC 15080 (2013)

Arias for Marietta MarcoliniArias by Gioachino Rossini, Johann Simon Mayr, Joseph Weigl, Ferdinando Paer, Giuseppe Mosca og Carlo CocciaFabio Biondi, conductorAnn Hallenberg, mezzo-sopranoStavanger Symphony OrchestraStavanger Chamber ChoirNaïve, V5309 (2012)(Diapason d’Or december 2012)

Sergey Prokofiev (1891- 1953)Peter and the WolfGeorg Kleinsinger (1914 – 1982)Paul Tripp (1911 – 2002)Tubby the TubaTorodd Wigum, conductorHåkon Vestly, narratorStavanger Symphony OrchestraSSO/Grong Musicproduction (2012)

Per Nørgård (1932 – )Helle Nacht – Violin Concerto No. 1Spaces of Time, for orchestra with pianoBorderlines – Violin Concerto No. 2Rolf Gupta, conductorPeter Herresthal, violinIda Mo, pianoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1872 (2011)(Gramophone Award Nominee & Editors Choice, The Strad and International Record Review.)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759)Oratorio JephtaFabio Biondi, conductorMona Julsrud, sopranoElisabeth Rapp, sopranoElisabeth Jansson, mezzo-sopranoMarianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-sopranoJames Gilchrist, tenorHåvard Stensvold, barytonCollegium Vocale GentStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1864 (double-CD) (2011)

Frank Martin (1890 – 1974)Suite from the Opera ”Der Sturm”Six Monologues from ”Jederman”Symphonie ConcertanteSteven Sloane, conductorThomas Oliemans, barytonStavanger Symphony OrchestraMDG 901 1614-6 (2010)

Arvid Kleven (1899 – 1929)LotuslandSymfonisk fantasiSkogens søvn (The sleeping forest)LotuslandSinfonia Libera in due parteSusanna Mälkki, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1542 (2010)

Fartein Valen (1887 – 1952)Orchestral Music Vol. IIIKirkegården ved havet (Le cimitière marin / Graveyard by the sea)La Isla de las CalmasOde til ensomheten (Ode to solitude)Symphony No. 4Concerto for Piano and orchestraChristian Eggen, conductorEinar Henning Smebye, pianoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1642 (2008)

Fartein Valen (1887 – 1952)Orchestral Music Vol. IINeniaAn die HoffnungEpithalamionSymphony No. 2Symphony No. 3Christian Eggen, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1632 (2008)

Fartein Valen (1887 – 1952)Orchestral Music Vol. IPastoraleSonetto di MichelangeloCantico di ringraziamentoSymphony No. 1Concerto for Violin and OrchestraChristian Eggen, conductorElise Båtnes, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1522 (2008)

Uljas Pulkkis (1975 – )Enchanted GardenEnchanted Garden, for solo violin and orchestra (2000)Concerto for flute and orchestra (2001)Symphonic Dalí (2002)Susanna Mälkki, conductorJaakko Kuusisto, violinSharon Bezaly, fluteStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-SACD-1339 (2007)(Gramophone Award 2007)

Eivind Groven (1901 – 1977)Towards the MountainsHjalarljod, overtureSymfoni nr. 1 “Innover viddene” (”Towards the mountains”)Symfoniske slåttar nr. 1 (Norwegian symphonic dances no 1)Symfoniske slåttar nr. 2 “Faldafeykir” (Norwegian symphonic dances no 2)Eivind Aadland, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1312 (2006)

Norwegian RhapsodyOrchestral FavouritesHalvorsen: Bojarenes IndtogsmarsSvendsen: Norsk kunstnerkarnevalGrieg: VårenTveitt: Fra Hundrad hardingtonar, Suite nr. 1:I. Velkomne med æraII. FlyteljodIII. HastverksbrydlaupIV. StorskrytarstevSæverud: Rondo AmorosoSæverud: KjempeviseslåttenBræin: Ut mot havetHalvorsen: FanitullenGroven: Hjalarljod, overtureIrgens Jensen: Bols viseBrustad: Jeg lagde meg så sildeGrieg: Morgenstemning, fra Peer Gynt-suiteGrieg: Norsk dans nr 2Hanssen: ValdresmarsjEivind Aadland, conductorNils Økland, hardingfele (Hardanger fiddle)Stavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS CD 1367 (2002)

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. VIIPiano Concerto No 1The TurtlePiano Concerto No 4 (Northern Lights)Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorSveinung Bjelland, pianoIngebjørg Kosmo, mezzosopranoHåkon Austbø, pianoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1397 (2004)

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. VIPiano Concerto No 5Variations on a Folk-song from Hardanger, for two pianos and orchestraOle Kristian Ruud, conductorNils Mortensen, pianoSveinung Bjelland, pianoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1252 (2004)

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. V (double-CD)Baldurs draumar (Baldur’s Dreams) (A symbolic play for dance and orchestra)Telemarkin (Cantata for sung and spoken voice, Hardanger fiddle and orchestra)Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorSolveig Kringleborn, sopranoUlf Øien, tenorMagne Fremmerlid, bassJon Eikemo, recitationArve Moen Bergset, Hardanger fiddleTrine Øien, mezzo-sopranoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1337/1338 (2003)

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. IVHundrad hardingtonar (A Hundred Folk Tunes from Hardanger)Suite no 4 (”Brydlaupssuiten”/ ”Wedding Suite”)Suite no 5 (”Trolltonar” / ”Troll Tunes”)Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1227 (2003)Nominater Norwegian Grammy/Spekkemann 2003

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. IIIConcerto no 1, for Hardanger fiddle and ochestraConcerto no 2, for Hardanger fiddle and ochestra (”Tri fjordar” / ”Three fjords”)Nykken, Symphonic Painting for orchestraOle Kristian Ruud, conductorArve Moen Bergset, Hardanger fiddleStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1207 (2002)Modern Music Award “Orchestral and Concerto”

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. IIPrillarSolgudsymfonien (Sun God Symphony – Three orchestra pieces from ”Baldurs draumar”)Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1027 (2001)Modern Music Award “Orchestral and Concerto”.

Geirr Tveitt (1908 – 1981) Vol. IHundrad hardingtonar (A Hundred Folk Tunes from Hardanger)Suite nr. 1Suite nr. 2Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 987 (1998)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. VIIIOvertura appassionataRondo amorosoGjætlevise-VariationerSmåfuglvalsSyljetoneKvernslåttDivertimento No. 1 for flute and stringsSiljuslåttenDen siste bå’nlåtOle Kristian Ruud, conductorVidar Austvik, fluteStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1032 (2005)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. VIISymphony no 2Romanza, for violin and orchestraSumarnatt – Båtsong (“Barcarola d’una notte d’estate”)Cinquanta Variazioni PiccoleSymphony no 4Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorKatrine Buvarp, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD-1262 (2005)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. VISymphony no 5Concerto for Oboe and orchestraEntrata RegaleSonata GiubilataOle Kristian Ruud, conductorGordon Hunt, oboeSStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 1162 (2003)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. VConcerto for Cello and orchestraSymphony no 8 “Minnesota”Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorTruls Mørk, celloStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 972 (2000)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. IVFanfare og HymneConcerto for Piano and orchestraSymphony no 9Alexander Dmitriev, conductorNoriko Ogawa, pianoStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 962 (1998)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. IIIConcerto for Violin and orchestraSymphony no 3Ole Kristian Ruud, conductorTrond Sæverud, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 872 (1998)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. IIConcerto for bassoon and orchestraLucretia-SuiteSalme (Symphony no 7)Alexander Dmitriev, conductorRobert Rønnes, bassoonStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 822 (1997)

Harald Sæverud (1897 – 1992) Vol. IPeer Gynt suites, nos 1 & 2Sinfonia Dolorosa (Symphony no 6)Galdreslåtten (Danza sinfonica con passacaglia)Kjempeviseslåtten (Canto Rivoltoso)Alexander Dmitriev, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS-CD 762 (1996)

Arne Nordheim (1931 – 2010)Complete Violin MusicConcerto for violin and orchestraDuplex, for violin and celloPartita für Paul, for violin and electronicsEivind Aadland, conductorPeter Herresthal, violinØystein Sonstad, celloMats Claesson, electronicsStavanger Symphony OrchestraBIS CD 1212 (2001)Awarded Norwegian Grammy/Spellemannpris 2001

Alf Hurum (1882 – 1972)String Quartet in aBendik og Årolilja, Symphonic PoemSymphony in DAlexander Dmitriev, conductorVertavo String QuartetStavanger Symphony OrchestraSIMAX PSC-3110 (1998)

Antonio Bibalo (1922 – 2008) “Portrait”Morceaux pour 7 MusiciensRacconto d’una stagione alta: Studia per violoncello et pianoCantico for soprano and tapeConcerto Allegorico, for violin and orchestraAlexander Dmitriev, conductorCikada EnsembleBjørg Værnes, celloAnders Brunsvik, pianoPeter Herresthal, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraAURORA ACD 4988 (1997)Nominated Norwegian Grammy/Spellemannpris 1997

Håkon Berge (1954 – )Gagarin – en romfartsoperaBing & Bringsværd, librettoHåkon Berge, conductor11 singers, two choirsStavanger Symphony OrchestraHEMERA HCD 2910 (1996)

Norwegian ConcertosEgil Hovland: Concerto for piccolo flute and stringsTrygve Madsen: Concerto for tuba and orchestraEberhard Böttcher: Concerto for horn and stringsAlexander Dmitriev, conductor (1 – 2)Jiri Starek, conductor (3)Andrew Cunningham, piccolo fluteMichael Lind, tubaRagnhild Gjerde, hornStavanger Symphony Orchestra(1 – 2)Trondheim Symphony Orchestra(3)AURORA ACD 4976 (1993)

Johan Svendsen (1840 – 1911)Norwegian Artists CarnivalRomance for violin and orchestraSymphony no 2Norwegian Rhapsody No 2Carnival in ParisGrant Llewellyn, conductorMarianne Thorsen, violinStavanger Symphony OrchestraChatsworth FCM 1002 (1993)

Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918) and Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)Debussy: NocturnesRavel: Ma Mére L’OyeValses Nobles et SentimentalesAlborada del GraciosoAlexander Dmitriev, conductorStavanger Symphony ChoirStavanger Symphony OrchestraVictoria VCD 19081 (1993)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra – Frans BrüggenCD for promotion, not for saleLudwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)Symphony no. 3 ’Eroica’Leonore ouverture nr 3Frans Brüggen, conductorStavanger Symphony OrchestraSSO CD (1993)

Olav Berg (1949 – )Fantasia Breve, for clarinet and pianoConcerto for clarinet and orchestraThe History, for chamber choir and chamber orchestraEpilogue, for orchestraGerard Oskamp, Christian Eggen and Karsten Andersen, conductorHåkon Vestly, clarinetErling Eriksen, pianoBjergsted Chamber Choir and Chamber OrchestraStavanger Symphony OrchestraAURORA ACD 4922 (1991)

Nordheim/Berg/Sæverud:Olav Berg: Concerto for clarinet and orchestraArne Nordheim: Rendezvous for stringsHarald Sæverud: Concerto for bassoon and orchestraGerard Oskamp, conductorHåkon Vestly, clarinetRobert Rønnes, bassoonStavanger Symphony OrchestraAurora ACD 1934 (1990)

“Raise the Curtain”Great Moments from Opera and Operetta.Verdi: La Traviata, Prelude to act 1Donizetti: L’Elisir d’amore, Duet from act 1Ponchielli: “Danza del L’Ore”, from La Gioconda,Gounod: Romeo et Juliette, Duet from act 2Bernstein: Candide, ouvertureBernstein: ”One hand one heart”, duet from West Side StoryOffenbach: La belle Hélène, ouvertureKalman: ”Tanzen möcht’ ich”, duet from Die CsárdásfürstinGerard Oskamp, conductorLiv Kjersti Knutsen, sopranoKjell Magnus Sandve, tenorStavanger Symphony OrchestraAurora ARCD 1926 (1987)