Cleveland Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1918 - ; Cleveland, OH
Since its founding, the Cleveland Orchestra has become a source of tremendous pride for the city of Cleveland. It is one of America's artistic treasures, an orchestra capable of playing as well as any in the world. Chamber music flourished in Cleveland from the middle of the nineteenth century on, but the orchestra was not founded until 1918. Adella P. Hughes, with the support of the Musical Arts Association, spearheaded the formation of the Read more orchestra and engaged Russian-American conductor Nikolai Sokoloff to direct it. Sokoloff remained music director until 1933, and led national tours, educational concerts, commercial recordings, and radio broadcasts. Perhaps the most important legacy of his tenure is Severance Hall, which opened in 1931 and received immediate renown for both its acoustics and its aesthetics. In 1999 the hall was renovated and improved, and then reopened in January 2000 to renewed acclaim. Artur Rodzinski directed the orchestra from 1933 to 1943 and was followed by Erich Leinsdorf from 1943 to 1946. Both of these men contributed to Cleveland's budding reputation, but the golden age of orchestral playing in Cleveland came with the arrival of the now-legendary George Szell in 1946. One of the last of the old-time conductors, Szell ruled the orchestra with an iron fist, lashed out at players who he felt were giving less than full effort, erupted at even the smallest technical mistakes, and built the best orchestra in America. The Cleveland Orchestra under Szell played with marvelously clear textures, impeccable precision, perfect ensemble and inspiring passion. It was also astonishingly adaptable to different genres and styles of music; Szell liked to say that the specialty of the Cleveland Orchestra was that it had no specialty. The orchestra recorded extensively for Columbia (now Sony), toured internationally and staked its claim as the biggest of the Big Five American orchestras. In 1968, the orchestra began a long and fruitful association with composer and conductor Pierre Boulez. During the same year Szell opened the Blossom Music Centre, a summer concert venue owned by the orchestra, which has been enormously successful financially and musically. Szell died in 1970, but could have been music director for as long as he wanted. Boulez served as musical advisor until 1972, when Lorin Maazel became music director. While Maazel was and is a great conductor, the orchestra felt they had not been properly consulted in the decision to hire him, and his tenure was marked by controversy. His interpretations were seen as overly extreme, and although he kept the orchestra playing at a high technical level, he was never much loved by the city of Cleveland. The appointment of Christoph von Dohnanyi as music director in 1982 started the Cleveland Orchestra on another long run of greatness. Dohnanyi successfully preserved the tonal clarity of the Szell years, while broadening the orchestra's repertoire to include more new music and modern classics. Franz Welser-Möst succeeded Dohnanyi in the 2002-2003 season. To the extent that orchestras can be ranked, the Cleveland Orchestra is widely considered America's best, and the city of Cleveland supports its orchestra in the manner it deserves. Read less

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Biography

Active: 1918 - ; Cleveland, OH
Since its founding, the Cleveland Orchestra has become a source of tremendous pride for the city of Cleveland. It is one of America's artistic treasures, an orchestra capable of playing as well as any in the world. Chamber music flourished in Cleveland from the middle of the nineteenth century on, but the orchestra was not founded until 1918. Adella P. Hughes, with the support of the Musical Arts Association, spearheaded the formation of the Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen - Recht gemächlich
2. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
3. Ruhevoll (Poco adagio)
4. Sehr behaglich: "Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden"
1. Langsam - Allegro
2. Nachtmusik (Allegro moderato)
3. Scherzo
4. Nachtmusik (Andante amoroso)
5. Rondo - Finale (Allegro ordinario - Allegro moderato ma energico)
Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Verlor'ne Müh
Trost im Unglück
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Das irdische Leben
Revelge
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
Rheinlegendchen
Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Lob des hohen Verstandes
Der Tamboursg'sell
Prokofiev: Concerto No. 3 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 26: I. Andante - Allegro
II. Andantino (Tema con variazioni)
III. Allegro ma non troppo
Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10: Allegro brioso - Poco più mosso - Tempo primo
Meno mosso
Andante assai
Allegro scherzando - Poco più sostenuto
Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
II. Andantino simplice
III. Allegro con fuoco - Allegro vivo
Introduction - Jazzbo Brown Blues
"Summertime"
"A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
"Here Come De Honey Man ... Here's the Ol' Crap Shark"
"They Pass By Singin'...Here Comes Big Boy!...Don't You Ever Let a Woman Grieve You"
"O, Little Stars...Touch That Money an' Meet Yo' Gawd!"
"Wake Up An' Hit It Out!...That You, Sportin'Life?"
"Gone, Gone, Gone"
"Overflow, Overflow ... Gawd Got Plenty Of Money For De Saucer"
"Um! A Saucer-Burial Setup, I See"
"My Man's Gone Now"
"Headin' For the Promis' Lan'"
"It Takes a Long Pull To Get There"
"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'"
"I Hates Yo' Struttin'...Mornin, Lawyer..Dey's a Buckra"
Buzzard Song
"Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
"Oh, I Can't Sit Down"
"I Ain't Got No Shame"
"It Ain't Necessarily So"
"Oh! What You Want Wid Bess?"
"Honey, Dat's All De Breakfast...Take You' Hands Off Me"
"Oh, Doctor Jesus"
"Oh, Dey's So Fresh ... I'm Talkin' About Devil Crabs"
"Porgy, Porgy, Dat You There"
"I Loves You, Porgy"
"Why You Been Out On That Wharf?"
"Oh, Doctor Jesus, Look Down On Me Wit' Pity"
"Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens...One Of Dese Mornings"
"Oh Dere's Somebody Knockin' At De Do'"
"A Red-Headed Woman..Jake's Boat....Oh Doctor Jesus"
"Clara, Clara...Crown, Crown...Summertime"
Interlude (Death Of Crown)
Introduction..."Wait For Us...What Is Your Name?"
"You've Got To Go...Oh Gawd! They Goin' To Make Him Look"
"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin'"
Introduction
"Good Mornin' Sistuh...Thank Gawd I's Home Again!"
"Dem White Folks Sure Ain't Put Nuthin'"
"Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess"
"Bess Is Gone"
"Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way"
Introduction
Danses des adolescentes
Jeu du rapt
Rondes printanieres
Jeux des cites rivales
Cortege du sage
L'Adoration de la terre
Danse de la terre
Introduction
Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes
Glorification de l'Elue
Evocation des ancetres
Action rituelle des ancetres
Danse sacrale - L'Elue
Vorspiel
"Weia! Waga! Woge du Welle!"
"Garstig glatter glitschriger Glimmer!"
"Wallala! Lalaleia! Leialalei!"
"Lugt, Schwestern! Die Weckerin lacht in den Grund"
Der Welt Erbe gewänn ich...Orchesterzwischenspiel
Wotan! Gemahl! Erwache!...Nur die Wonne schafft dir
"Sanft schloß Schlaf dein Aug'"
"Zu mir, Freia!"
"Endlich, Loge!"
"Immer ist Undank Loges Lohn!"
Ein Runenzauber...taugte wohl des goldnen Tandes
"Hör', Wotan, der Harrenden Wort!"
Was sinnt nun Wotan so wild?
Auf, Loge, hinab mit mir! -[Sc.3] Was wär noch nicht
Schau, du Schelm
Nibelheim hier
Nehmt euch in acht! Alberich naht! (Mime, Wotan, Alberich, Loge)
Vergeh, frevelnder Gauch!
Ohe! Ohe! Schreckliche Schlange!...Verwandlungsmusik
"Da, Vetter, sitze du fest!"
"Gezahlt hab' ich
"Bin ich nun frei?"
Fasolt und Fafner nahen von fern
Gepflanzt sind die Pfähle nach Pfandes Maß (Fafner, Wotan, Loge, Froh, Fricka, Donner, Fasolt, Freia)
"Weiche, Wotan, weiche!"
"Hört, ihr Riesen!"
Schwüles Gedunst schwehlt...Zur Burg führt die Brücke
Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge (Wotan)
"Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold!"
1. Allegro
2. Andantino
3. Rondeau (Presto)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace assai
1. Gigues
1. Par les rues et par les chemins
2. Les parfums de la nuit
3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
3. Rondes de printemps
1. Très modéré
2. Modéré
1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
1. Asie
2. La flûte enchantée
3. L'indifférent
1. Prélude
2. Forlane
3. Menuet
4. Rigaudon
1. Danse sacrée
2. Danse profane
1. Ballade de Villon à s'amye
2. Ballade que Villon fait à la requeste de sa mère pour prier Nostre Dame
3. Ballade des femmes de Paris
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto
1. Modéré - très franc
2. Assez lent - avec une expression intense
3. Modéré
4. Assez animé
5. Presque lent - dans un sentiment intime
6. Assez vif
7. Moins vif
8. Epilogue (Lent)
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Debussy: Images For Orchestra, L. 122 - 1. Gigues
Debussy: Images For Orchestra / 2. Ibéria, L. 122 - 1. Par les rues et par les chemins
Debussy: Images For Orchestra / 2. Ibéria, L. 122 - 2. Les parfums de la nuit
Debussy: Images For Orchestra / 2. Ibéria, L. 122 - 3. Le matin d'un jour de fête
Debussy: Images For Orchestra, L. 122 - 3. Rondes de printemps
Debussy: Printemps, L. 61 - 1. Très modéré
Debussy: Printemps, L. 61 - 2. Modéré
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 1 - First Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 2 - Second Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 3 - Third Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 4 - Fourth Tableau
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Part 2: Le Sacrifice
Stravinsky: Le Chant Du Rossignol Poème Symphonique For Orchestra - Chant du Rossignol
Stravinsky: Le Chant Du Rossignol Poème Symphonique For Orchestra - Marche chinoise
Stravinsky: Le Chant Du Rossignol Poème Symphonique For Orchestra - Chant du Rossignol
Stravinsky: Le Chant Du Rossignol Poème Symphonique For Orchestra - Jeu du Rossignol mécanique
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Introduction
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - The Augurs Of Spring: Dances Of The Young Girls
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Ritual Of Abduction
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Spring Rounds
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Ritual Of The Rival Tribes
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Procession of the Sage
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 1: The Adoration of the Earth - Dance Of The Earth
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Introduction
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Mystic Circles Of The Young Girls
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Glorification Of The Chosen One
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Evocation Of The Ancestors
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Ritual Action Of The Ancestors
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Revised version for Orchestra (published 1947) - Part 2: The Sacrifice - Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)
1. Allegro
2. Romance
3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro
I loves you, Porgy
Introduction - Jazzbo Brown Blues
"Summertime"
"A Woman Is a Sometime Thing"
"Here Come De Honey Man ... Here's the Ol' Crap Shark"
"They Pass By Singin'...Here Comes Big Boy!...Don't You Ever Let a Woman Grieve You"
"O, Little Stars...Touch That Money an' Meet Yo' Gawd!"
"Wake Up An' Hit It Out!...That You, Sportin'Life?"
"Gone, Gone, Gone"
"Overflow, Overflow ... Gawd Got Plenty Of Money For De Saucer"
"Um! A Saucer-Burial Setup, I See"
"My Man's Gone Now"
"Headin' For the Promis' Lan'"
"It Takes a Long Pull To Get There"
"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'"
"I Hates Yo' Struttin'...Mornin, Lawyer..Dey's a Buckra"
Buzzard Song
"Bess, You Is My Woman Now"
"Oh, I Can't Sit Down"
"I Ain't Got No Shame"
"It Ain't Necessarily So"
"Oh! What You Want Wid Bess?"
"Honey, Dat's All De Breakfast...Take You' Hands Off Me"
"Oh, Doctor Jesus"
"Oh, Dey's So Fresh ... I'm Talkin' About Devil Crabs"
"Porgy, Porgy, Dat You There"
"I Loves You, Porgy"
"Why You Been Out On That Wharf?"
"Oh, Doctor Jesus, Look Down On Me Wit' Pity"
"Oh, De Lawd Shake De Heavens...One Of Dese Mornings"
"Oh Dere's Somebody Knockin' At De Do'"
"A Red-Headed Woman..Jake's Boat....Oh Doctor Jesus"
"Clara, Clara...Crown, Crown...Summertime"
Interlude (Death Of Crown)
Introduction..."Wait For Us...What Is Your Name?"
"You've Got To Go...Oh Gawd! They Goin' To Make Him Look"
"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin'"
Introduction
"Good Mornin' Sistuh...Thank Gawd I's Home Again!"
"Dem White Folks Sure Ain't Put Nuthin'"
"Oh, Bess, Oh Where's My Bess"
"Bess Is Gone"
"Oh Lawd, I'm On My Way"
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
Debussy: La Mer, L. 109 - 3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G - 1. Allegramente
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G - 2. Adagio assai
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G - 3. Presto
Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Verlor'ne Müh
Trost im Unglück
Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?
Das irdische Leben
Revelge
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
Rheinlegendchen
Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Lob des hohen Verstandes
Der Tamboursg'sell
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (molto allegro)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Largo
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Rondo (Allegro - Presto)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro moderato
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Andante con moto
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Vivace)
32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Remastered Version): Variations XIX - XXII
32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Remastered Version): Variations XXIII - XXV
32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Remastered Version): Variations XXVI & XXVII
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice - Der Engel
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice - Stehe still
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice - Im Treibhaus
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice - Schmerzen
Wagner: Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice - Träume
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 1. Nicht zu schnell
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 2. Langsam
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op.129 - 3. Sehr lebhaft
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 1 - First Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 2 - Second Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 3 - Third Tableau
Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 4 - Fourth Tableau
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Part 1: L'Adoration de la Terre
Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps - Part 2: Le Sacrifice
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
1. (Allegro)
2. Larghetto
3. (Allegretto)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Allegro assai
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 1. Intro and Cortège. Entrance of Grohg
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 2. Dance of the Adolescent
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 3. Dance of the Opium-eater (Visions of Jazz)
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 4. Dance of the Street-walker
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 5. Grohg Imagines The Dead Are Mocking Him
Copland: Grohg - Ballet in one act (1922-5, rev. 1932) - 6. Illumination and Disappearance Of Grohg
Stravinsky: Faun and Shepherdess op.2 - La Bergère
Stravinsky: Faun and Shepherdess op.2 - Le Faune
Stravinsky: Faun And Shepherdess Op.2 - Le Torrent
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Prologue
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Allegro sostenuto (fig. 11)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - (fig. 27)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Andante - Vivace agitato (fig. 40)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Tempo giusto (fig. 51)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Valse (fig. 78)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Doppio movimento (fig. 97)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Moderato (fig. 120)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Allegretto grazioso (fig. 132)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Pas de Deux - A. Entrée (fig. 158)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - B. Adagio (fig. 166)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - C. Variation (fig. 175)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - D. Coda (fig. 181)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Scène (fig. 205)
Stravinsky: The Fairy's Kiss - Berceuse Of The Eternal Dwellings (fig. 215)
Stravinsky: Ode - Eulogy: Lento
Stravinsky: Ode - Eclogue: Con moto
Stravinsky: Ode - Epitaph: Lento


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