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Franz Welser-Möst

Franz Welser-Möst (Conductor)

Born: 16th August 1960, Linz, Austria

Nationality: Austrian

Franz Leopold Maria Möst known professionally as Franz Welser-Möst, is an Austrian conductor. He is currently music director of the Cleveland Orchestra.

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Recording of the Week, Puccini's Il Trittico from Salzburg

Asmik Grigorian stakes her claim as one of the finest singing actresses of today in Christof Loy’s coherent, uncluttered staging of Puccini’s trilogy of one-act operas - culminating in a devastating interpretation of Suor Angelica.

Interview, Franz Welser-Möst on Richard Strauss

The Austrian conductor talks to Katherine about his lifelong affection for the composer's music, his new recording of Macbeth, Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel with the Cleveland Orchestra, and why their home at Severance Hall is 'the absolute perfect setting' for some of Strauss's most magical moments...

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