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, physical media, and most recently streaming online.
Forging ahead into a new century
With the launch of its own label in 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra will add to its longstanding recording legacy, sharing new and old repertoire with fans and music aficionados around the world.
New albums released each year will be offered alongside its continuing annual series of radio broadcasts on Cleveland’s ideastream/WCLV Classical 104.9 (available worldwide via the internet), which make the ensemble available to an international audience unrivalled by any other major American orchestra.Read the full press release
Schubert & Křenek
Released Oct. 2, 2020
This new release features The Cleveland Orchestra’s final two performances from March 2020, just as the coronavirus shut down concerts around the world. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst pairs two contrasting works, from the 19th and 20th centuries.Learn More
A New Century
Released June 5, 2020
Featuring six new recordings that proudly showcase the partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst, A New Century offers worldwide access to this acclaimed ensemble's evolving artistry — and marks the launch of its own record label.Learn More
Franz Welser-Möst has conducted The Cleveland Orchestra in a series of acclaimed video and audio productions, further enhancing the ensemble’s storied recorded legacy. Among them is a DVD/Blu-ray recording of The Cleveland Orchestra's Centennial Celebration concert in 2018, featuring soloist Lang Lang.Browse DVD & Blu-ray
Franz Welser-Möst has added to an extensive and widely-praised catalog of audio recordings made during the tenures of the ensemble’s former music directors. In addition are a set of Brahms orchestral works, a recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as well as an all-Wagner album.Browse CD Collections
Guest Artist Recordings
In addition, the Orchestra has recorded a series of albums with longtime guest artists, including Mitsuko Uchida, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Todd Wilson.Browse Guest Artist CDs