CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, THE
W. A. Mozart - Piano Concerto No.24 in c-minor KV 491
Richard Strauss - Die Frau ohne Schatten Fantasy / Johann Strauss, Jr. - Wiener Blut, Waltzes op. 354 / Maurice Ravel - La Valse
Clasart Classic continues its close collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra and its principal conductor Franz Welser-Möst with the recording of a gala concert on the occasion of the orchestra’s 100th anniversary in September 2018.
The Cleveland Orchestra was founded in 1918. Over the ensuing decades, the Orchestra quickly grew from a fine regional organization to being one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. Seven music directors have guided and shaped the ensemble's growth and sound: Nikolai Sokoloff, 1918-33; Artur Rodzinski, 1933-43; Erich Leinsdorf, 1943-46; George Szell, 1946-70; Lorin Maazel, 1972-82; Christoph von Dohnányi, 1984-2002; and Franz Welser-Möst, since 2002. The opening in 1931 of Severance Hall as the Orchestra's permanent home brought a special pride to the ensemble and its hometown, as well as providing an enviable and intimate acoustic environment in which to develop and refine the Orchestra's artistry. Touring performances throughout the United States and, beginning in 1957, to Europe and across the globe have confirmed Cleveland’s place among the world’s top orchestras. For this anniversary concert, The Cleveland Orchestra was joined by none less than world famous pianist Lang Lang.
"Welser-Möst and the orchestra supplied a bold thematic framework and the pianist filled it out with tenderness, exquisite care, and a delightful element of playfulness." - The Plain Dealer