Franz Welser-Möst

Biography

Born: August 16, 1960; Linz, Austria  
Franz Welser-Möst first made a splash in the classical music scene while still in his twenties. After conducting a number of European youth orchestras, Welser-Möst gained favorable attention and worldwide notice as a conductor with the London Philharmonic (1986), which he led during a successful European tour. From that point, he found himself in constant demand as a guest conductor; among the more notable of his engagements were his Read more operatic debut (conducting Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri at the Vienna State Opera in 1987) and his American debut (conducting the St. Louis Symphony in 1989).

Welser-Möst's first important permanent position was director of the London Philharmonic, a post he assumed in 1990; in 1995 he became music director of the Zürich Opera. In 1999, Welser-Möst received the most lucrative and prestigious appointment of his career to date: directorship of the Cleveland Orchestra (beginning in 2002), replacing the departing Christoph von Dohnányi. He also became General Music Director of the Vienna State Opera in September 2010.

Welser-Möst boasts an extensive discography, which is highlighted by notable recordings of Bruckner, Stravinsky, and Franz Schmidt; his recording of Schmidt's Symphony No. 4 and Variations on a Hussar's Song won the Gramophone Orchestral Award in 1996. Read less
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    Best Wishes from Cecilia Bartoli
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109176 Release Date: 02/26/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Gino Quilico,  Robert Lloyd,  Edith Gabry,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Gabriele Ferro,  Franz Welser-Möst,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Cologne State Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Best Wishes From Cecilia Bartoli (Blu-ray)
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 109177 Release Date: 02/26/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Gino Quilico,  Robert Lloyd,  Edith Gabry,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Gabriele Ferro,  Franz Welser-Möst,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Cologne State Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Johannes Brahms Cycle / Franz Welser-most, Cleveland Orchestra
    Label: Belvedere   Catalog: 8005 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Julia Fischer,  Yefim Bronfman
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
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    Johannes Brahms Cycle / Franz Welser-most, Cleveland Orchestra [blu-ray]
    Label: Belvedere   Catalog: 8009 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Julia Fischer,  Yefim Bronfman
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
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    Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Welser-most, Kaufmann, Stemme
    Label: Masterworks (Dvd)   Catalog: 506406 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann,  Tomasz Konieczny,  Nina Stemme
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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    Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West / Welser-most, Kaufmann, Stemme [blu-ray]
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 506407 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Nina Stemme,  Tomasz Konieczny,  Jonas Kaufmann
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    New Year's Concert - The Complete Works
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 503203 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 23
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Johann Strauss Sr.,  Josef Strauss,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Carlos Kleiber,  Riccardo Muti,  Seiji Ozawa  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Richard Strauss: Die Zeit, Die Ist Ein Sonderbar Ding - Horbiografie Und Briefe
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900905 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Anette Unger,  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Jonas Kaufmann - Carmen, Tosca, Faust, Werther
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002359909 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Charles Gounod,  Jules Massenet,  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Emily Magee,  Marina Poplavskaya  ... 
    Conductor:  Paolo Carignani,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin,  Michel Plasson,  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Jonas Kaufmann: Carmen - Tosca - Faust - Werther
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002360059 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Charles Gounod,  Jules Massenet,  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Emily Magee,  Marina Poplavskaya  ... 
    Conductor:  Paolo Carignani,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin,  Michel Plasson,  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Choral Masterpieces
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564614351 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Gregorio Allegri  ... 
    Performer:  Gerald Finley,  David Bell,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Robert Tear  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Stephen Cleobury,  Franz Welser-Möst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of Ancient Music,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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    Thomas Hampson - Autograph
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564619045 Release Date: 04/14/2015   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Charles Gounod,  Ambroise Thomas,  Giuseppe Verdi  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Charlotte Margiono,  Delores Ziegler,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Michel Plasson,  Antonio de Almeida,  Richard Armstrong  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra  ... 
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    Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Stoyanova, Koch, Groissbock, Erod, Erdmann
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 719308 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Sophie Koch,  Rudolf Schasching,  Silvana Dussmann,  Mojca Erdmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Salzburg Festival Children's Chorus
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    Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier / Stoyanova, Koch, Groissbock, Erod, Erdmann [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 719404 Release Date: 01/27/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Salzburg Festival Children's Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Legendary Moments from the New Year's Concerts Vol 2
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 307491 Release Date: 01/06/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Josef Lanner,  Josef Strauss,  Eduard Strauss  ... 
    Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber,  Zubin Mehta,  Lorin Maazel,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108127 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Oliver Widmer,  Michael Volle,  Martin Zysset,  Rolf Haunstein  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
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    Johann Strauss Jr.: Simplicius / Welser-Most, Volle, Zysset, Widmer
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 100365 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Rolf Haunstein,  Martin Zysset,  Michael Volle,  Oliver Widmer  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
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    Humperdinck: Hansel Und Gretel / Hartelius, Nikiteanu, Welser-most
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108135 Release Date: 10/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck
    Performer:  Alfred Muff,  Malin Hartelius,  Gabriele Lechner,  Liliana Nikiteanu  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Orchestra
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    Bizet: Carmen / Kaufmann, Kasarova, Welser-Most
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002188409 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Isabel Rey,  Sen Guo,  Kresimir Strazanac,  Vesselina Kasarova  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Chorus
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    Bizet: Carmen / Welser-most, Kaufmann, Kasarova, Rey [blu-ray]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002188559 Release Date: 10/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet
    Performer:  Isabel Rey,  Sen Guo,  Kresimir Strazanac,  Vesselina Kasarova  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Chorus
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    Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie / Welser-Most, Bavarian Radio SO
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900124 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    J. Strauss Jr.: Operettas / Boskovsky, Welser-Most
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 8466429 Release Date: 01/14/2014   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.
    Performer:  Elizabeth Magnuson,  Martina Jankova,  Michael Volle,  Alexander Pereira  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst,  Franz Allers,  Willi Boskovsky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra  ... 
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    The Verdi Opera Selection - Shakeseare [3-DVD Set]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107534 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
    Performer:  Cesare Lana,  Antonello Ceron,  Rossana Rinaldi,  Barbara Frittoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Franz Welser-Möst,  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Zurich Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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    Wagner: Die Walkure (Act 1) / Welser-most, Stemme, Botha, Anger
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 875131 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Nina Stemme,  Johan Botha,  Ain Anger,  Juha Uusitalo
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony no 4 / Welser-Most, Cleveland Orchestra
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101682 Release Date: 04/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
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