Recognised by the press for his strength and intensity in conducting nineteenth and twentieth century repertoire, Gottfried Rabl conducts frequently the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the internationally recognised ensemble ‘die reihe’, and has worked with the Vienna Concert Orchestra, the Radio Choir and the Vienna Concert Choir.
Internationally, Gottfried Rabl has worked with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australia, and the George Enescu Philharmonic, Bucharest, just to name a few. He has recorded for BMG-Ariola and the German labels Orfeoand cpo as well as SONY Classical. His special interest is directed to the lesser known repertoire of neglected composers trying to present them in a new, sophisticated context that makes their inherent quality recognisable at the first hearing.
His numerous recordings with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra encompass a wide range of diverse musical styles, with the most recent recordings having received enormous critical acclaim Mr. Rabl has recorded the nine symphonies of Egon Wellesz for the innovative German label cpo, all of which are World premiere recordings. The first two CDs received raving reviews in Europe as well in the United States and have been nominated for the Grammy Award and at the Midem 2004 for the best recording of a 20th century composition.
Gottfried Rabl is also active at the piano as chamber music and recital accompanist in Europe and Asia. He appeared among others at the Salzburg Festival and the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.