Franz Welser-Möst © Satoshi Aoyagi
Cleveland Orchestra / Keenlyside / Welser-Möst
Mahler rarities at world-class level
He is well on his way to equaling the record of his legendary predecessor George Szell as the longest-serving principal conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra: Franz Welser-Möst has been Music Director of this orchestra, which ranks among the best in the entire world, since 2002. And with this orchestra he finally returns to the Wiener Konzerthaus to present an exclusive Mahler program with some rarities. The main work of the evening is the Seventh, which of all Mahler's symphonies is the least frequently played today for reasons that are difficult to explain. In the first concert section, the orchestra and conductor will accompany the British star baritone Simon Keenlyside, who will sing some of Mahler's lesser-known early songs as well as well-known »Wunderhorn« songs.