Since its first recording session in 1924, The Cleveland Orchestra has been among the most acclaimed and recorded orchestras in the world. The Orchestra’s performances have been heard by millions through radio and television broadcasts, on LPs, CDs, DVDs, and via internet downloads.
Franz Welser-Möst has recently added to an extensive and widely-praised catalog of audio recordings made during the tenures of the ensemble’s former music directors. He has created DVD recordings of live performances of five of Bruckner’s symphonies, presented in three acoustically distinctive venues (the Abbey of St. Florian in Austria, Vienna’s Musikverein, and Severance Hall). With Cleveland, he has also released a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as well as an all-Wagner album featuring soprano Measha Brueggergosman. In addition, in recent seasons the Orchestra has recorded important new albums with longtime guest artist Mitusko Uchida and Pierre Boulez.
Google Play Music: Classical Live
The Cleveland Orchestra is among five of today’s leading orchestras who have joined forces in an unprecedented new collaboration to launch the inaugural phase of Classical Live, the first and only initiative offering current recordings exclusively on Google Play Music. Through Classical Live, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam continue to build on their legendary recording histories by sharing their newest performances directly with music lovers worldwide. Through the access and global reach of Google Play Music, Classical Live aims to broaden and grow the audience for classical recordings by expanding the base of fans who will discover these new recordings through both digital downloads and streaming subscription in all 58 countries where the service is available at www.music.google.com.
The Cleveland Orchestra June 2015 releases are two live recordings with music director Franz Welser-Möst: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” which was recorded at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Wagner’s Tannhäuser Overture, recorded at Severance Hall in Cleveland.
To visit The Cleveland Orchestra Google Play Music Classical Live page and access recordings, visit this link.