Recordings

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.

Tchaikovsky 4

Now Available Worldwide For Streaming & Download

This digital-only release features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a composition he would call his “best symphonic work ever.” This new release from The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, was recorded live at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center during two community appreciation concerts in the fall of 2021.

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Album Releases

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Tchaikovsky 4


This digital-only release features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, a composition he would call his “best symphonic work ever".

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Schubert Mass No. 6

In this digital-only recording of Schubert’s final Mass, Franz Welser-Möst is joined by The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and soloists Joélle Harvey, Daryl Freedman, Julian Prégardien, Martin Mitterrutzner, and Dashon Burton.

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Berg & Strauss

This digital-only release pairs two early-20th-century masterpieces from Berg & Strauss, grappling with all-consuming love and lust through vastly expressive but different means.

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Prokofiev 5

This digital-only release features Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, a work he described as “a symphony of the greatness of the human spirit, a song of praise of free and happy mankind.”

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Walker

Walker

This album features four works spanning half a century by pioneering American composer George Walker (1922-2018), demonstrating his wide-ranging musical vision and meticulously-crafted sound-worlds.

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Strauss

The album features three of Richard Strauss's early tone poems, providing a tantalizing window into Welser-Möst's reputation as a renowned conductor of Strauss's music.

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Schnittke & Prokofiev

Featuring Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Piano and Strings (1979), together with Prokofiev’s Second Symphony (1925), this album showcases the pairing of an older and newer work led by Franz Welser-Möst.

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Schubert & Křenek

This release features the final two performances from March 2020, just as the coronavirus shut down concerts around the world. Franz Welser-Möst pairs two contrasting works, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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A New Century

Featuring six recordings that proudly showcase the partnership between The Cleveland Orchestra and music director Franz Welser-Möst, A New Century marks the launch of the Orchestra’s own record label.

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Additional Recordings

Video Recordings

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.

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CD Collections

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.

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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.

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