The Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has become one of the most successful orchestras in
Scandinavia. In recent years it has achieved major artistic development and has attracted an even
greater following, both inside and outside Norway. This success is partly due to the fact that, in
the autumn of 2012, the orchestra moved into its new home, Stavanger’s new concert hall, built to
the highest standards. In 2015 the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra established its own label, SSO
Recordings and the initial release is a new interpretation of the Brahms Symphony 2 in D major
Op. 73, conducted by Thomas Zehetmair. The disc was produced by Ulrike Schwarz and
engineered by Grammy winner Jim Anderson. The recording was mixed at Skywalker Sound in
northern California and mastered by Robert C. (Bob) Ludwig of Gateway Mastering, Portland,
Maine. Conductor Thomas Zehetmair is an Austrian violinist and conductor, who has lead many
orchestras in Europe and America.
The Brahms recording has been released in multiple formats: CD, 33 1/3 rpm vinyl and Blu-ray
5.1 surround and is also available for digital streaming.