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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #100 on: October 28, 2020, 04:41:59 AM »

Symphony Orchestra of the Southwest German Radio Baden Baden

I believe a variation on the name was noted earlier.  I've always liked this name because it sounds so imposing.  It doesn't hurt that it was once conducted by Jascha Horenstein.

In German, it was Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Baden-Baden.
Somehow I dig anything with 'Baden-Baden' in it. It just sounds very attractive. :)

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #101 on: October 28, 2020, 05:55:52 AM »
In German, it was Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Baden-Baden.
Somehow I dig anything with 'Baden-Baden' in it. It just sounds very attractive. :)
Indeed. And Baden-Baden, the town itself,  is quite something... :)

Later on, the orchestra became SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg. When they merged it later on with the Stuttgart band, they dropped the town names altogether, and now it's simply SWR Symphonieorchester (not as catchy as the previous names, I'm afraid).

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #102 on: October 28, 2020, 07:03:18 AM »
I believe there's still a "Saarbrucken-Kaiserslautern" radio orchestra which might have the new claim to longest name?

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2021, 05:24:33 PM »
CPO has boxed up the complete H. Andriessen orchestral works and I can't help noticing a major change. The "Netherlands Symphony Orchestra" is now the "Phion Orchestra of Gelderland and Overijssel". Huh.

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Re: Your favorite orchestra names
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2021, 03:05:08 AM »
I rather like this one:
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