About Hans Stadlmair
Hans Stadlmair was best known as the longtime artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble he led for 40 years in over 4,000 concerts and on countless recordings. However, certain 21st century listeners knew him primarily as the foremost champion of the symphonies of (Joseph) Joachim Raff, whose entire cycle of 11, along with other orchestral works, he recorded to great acclaim for the Tudor label from 2005-2007. Stadlmair tended to avoid opera but was otherwise versatile in his choice of repertory, leading works by a range of composers from J.S. Bach and Biber to Bernstein and Zwilich. Stadlmair's orchestral piece Miró (2006) received a delayed but major premiere in 2011 by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Christian Thielemann.