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).
More recently, Franz and the Orchestra have also created a set of Brahms orchestral works, including the four symphonies, two piano concertos, and violin concerto. 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 a series of albums with longtime guest artist Mitusko Uchida.