It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Cleveland Orchestra

Cleveland, Ohio, is a large port city on Lake Erie founded in 1796. Despite its large population of central European immigrants, it long lacked a full-time professional orchestra and relied mostly on visiting artists. In 1915 the Musical Arts Association (MAA) was founded to facilitate such concerts, but under the guidance of Adella Prentiss Hughes changed its mission to establishing a permanent orchestra. In 1918 the association hired Russian-American conductor Nikolai Sokoloff to bring together the new ensemble.

Its first concerts were given in Gray's Armory in downtown Cleveland. Sokoloff ambitiously planned an extensive touring schedule for the orchestra from the outset, and it visited many cities in the eastern United States and Canada, making a Carnegie Hall debut in New York in 1922. Thereafter it performed there annually, and maintained a high-profile reputation among orchestras of the American heartland.

In 1931, a permanent home for the orchestra was constructed thanks to a grant by John L. Severance, the MAA president, as a memorial to his wife, who had died unexpectedly. It has clear acoustic properties and a beautiful appearance and was designed with radio broadcasts in mind. Two music directors led the orchestra through the Depression and World War II eras: Artur Rodzinsky (1933-1943) and Erich Leinsdorf (1943-1946). A historical high point in Rodzinsky's tenure was the first American performance of Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, one of the 15 fully staged opera productions Rodzinsky led with the orchestra in his decade of leadership.

The fourth music director, George Szell (1946-1970), made the Cleveland Orchestra into one of the most admired symphony orchestras in the world. His often merciless drilling polished it into an ensemble of unsurpassed precision. Under Szell's leadership, the orchestra expanded to 105 players, and its season went from 30 weeks to year-round, including a summer season at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Radio station WCLV began its series of nationally broadcast Cleveland Orchestra concerts, now the longest-running such series in the USA.

Following Szell's retirement, Pierre Boulez served an interim period as music advisor (1970-1972). American conductor Lorin Maazel, was the orchestra's fourth music director (1972-1982), succeeded by Christoph von Dohnányi (1982-2002) and Franz Welser-Möst. The orchestra has maintained its admired precision while taking on a warmer sound under Maazel and Dohnányi. ~ Joseph Stevenson
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 6

Title: Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21

1. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio Molto - Allegro Con Brio

2. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante Cantabile Con Moto

3. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: III. Minuetto, Allegro Molto E Vivace

4. Symphony No. 1 In C Major, Op. 21: IV. Finale, Adagio - Allegro Molto E Vivace

Title: Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68

5. Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: I. Allegro Ma Non Troppo

6. Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: II. Andante Molto Mosso

7. Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: III. Allegro

8. Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: IV. Allegro

9. Symphony No. 6 In F Major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: V. Allegretto

Title: Egmont, Incidental Music, Op. 84

10. Egmont, Incidental Music, Op. 84: Overture

x

Track List: Debussy: Orchestral Works

Disc 1
Title: La Mer, Symphonic Sketches (3) For Orchestra, L. 109

1. La Mer, Symphonic Sketches (3) For Orchestra, L. 109: I. De L'aube A Midi Sur La Mer

2. La Mer, Symphonic Sketches (3) For Orchestra, L. 109: II. Jeux De Vagues

3. La Mer, Symphonic Sketches (3) For Orchestra, L. 109: III. Dialobue Du Vent Et De La Mer

Title: Nocturnes, For Female Chorus & Orchestra, L. 91

4. Nocturnes, For Female Chorus & Orchestra, L. 91: I. Nuages. Modéré - Un peu animé

5. Nocturnes, For Female Chorus & Orchestra, L. 91: II. Fêtes. Animé et très rythmé - Modéré mais toujours très rythmé - De plus en plus sonore en serra

6. Nocturnes, For Female Chorus & Orchestra, L. 91: III. Sirènes. Modérément animé

Title: Printemps, Symphonic Suite For Chorus, Piano & Orchestra, L. 61

7. Printemps, Symphonic Suite For Chorus, Piano & Orchestra, L. 61: I. Très Modéré

8. Printemps, Symphonic Suite For Chorus, Piano & Orchestra, L. 61: II. Modere

Title: Rhapsodie for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116

9. Rhapsodie for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116: Premiere Rapsodie For Clarinet And Piano

Disc 2
Title: Prélude à L'après-midi D'un Faune (Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Faun), For Orchestra, L. 86
Title: Jeux, Ballet, L. 126
Title: Images (3), For Orchestra, L. 122
Title: Danses Sacrée Et Profane, For Chromatic Harp & String Orchestra, L. 103
x

Track List: Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

Title: Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46)

1. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): I. In C Major

2. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): II. In E Minor

3. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): III. In A Flat Major

4. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): IV. In F Major

5. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): V. In A Major

6. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): VI. In D Major

7. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): VII. In C Minor

8. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 83 (Op. 46): VIII. In G Minor

Title: Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72)

9. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): I. In B Major

10. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): II. In E Minor

11. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): III. In F Major

12. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): IV. D Flat Major

13. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): V. In B Flat Minor

14. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): VI. In B Flat Major

15. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): VII. In C Major

16. Slavonic Dances (8) For Orchestra, B. 147 (Op. 72): VIII. In A Flat Major

x

Track List: Maurice Ravel: The Piano Concertos; Valses nobles et sentimentales

Title: Piano Concerto In G Major

1. Piano Concerto In G Major: I. Allegramente

2. Piano Concerto In G Major: II. Adagio Assai

3. Piano Concerto In G Major: III. Presto

Title: Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra)

4. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): I. Modéré

5. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): II. Assez Lent

6. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): III. Modéré

7. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): IV. Assez Animé

8. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): V. Presque Lent

9. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): VI. Vif

10. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): VII. Moins Vif

11. Valses (8) Nobles Et Sentimentales, For Piano (Or Orchestra): VIII. Epiloque: Lent

Title: Piano Concerto In D Major (For The Left Hand)

12. Piano Concerto In D Major (For The Left Hand): Lento - Andante - Allegro - Tempo I

x

Track List: Moussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain/Pictures At An Exhibition

1. Night On Bald Mountain (Noch' Na Lïsoy Gore), Symphonic Poem, Edited By Rimsky-Korsakov: Night On Bald Mountain

2. Pictures At An Exhibition (Kartinki S Vïstavski), For Orchestra, Orchestrated By Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition

x

Track List: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Rimsky-Korsakov / Borodin / Lyadov

Composer: Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
Title: Capriccio Espagnol (Kaprichchio Na Ispankskiye Temï), For Orchestra, Op. 34
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Title: Khovanshchina, Opera In 5 Acts, Edited By Ravel & Stravinsky
Composer: Alexander Borodin
Title: Prince Igor, Opera (Completed By Rimsky-korsakov & Glazunov)
Composer: Anatol Lyadov
Title: Enchanted Lake, For Orchestra, Op. 62
x

Track List: Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet

Disc 1
Title: Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64

1. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Act 1. Introduction

2. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Romeo

3. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Street Awakens / Morning Dance

4. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: V. Act 1. The Quarrel

5. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: VI. Act 1. The Fight

6. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Prince Gives His Order / Interlude

7. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Preparations For The Ball (Juliet And The Nurse)

8. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet As A Young Girl

9. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Arrival Of The Guests (Minuet)

10. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Masks

11. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Dance Of The Knights

12. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet's Variation

13. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Mercutio

14. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: XVI. Madrigal

15. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: XVII. Tybalt Recognises Romeo

16. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Departure Of The Guests (Gavotte)

17. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Balcony Scene / Romeo's Variation / Love Dance

18. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Folk Dance

19. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: XXIII. Act 2. Romeo And Mercutio

20. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Dance Of The Five Couples

21. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Dance With Mandolins

22. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Nurse / The Nurse Delivers Juliet's Message To Romeo

Disc 2

1. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Romeo At Friar Laurence's

2. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet At Friar Laurence's

3. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The People Continue To Make Merry / Further Public Festivities

4. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Tybalt Meets Mercutio / Tybalt And Mercutio Fight, Mercutio Dies

5. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Romeo Resolves To Avenge Mercutio's Death / Finale

6. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Act III. Introduction

7. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Last Farewell

8. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: The Nurse

9. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet Refuses To Marry Paris

10. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet Alone / Interlude

11. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: At Friar Laurence's / Interlude

12. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet's Room

13. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet Alone

14. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Morning Serenade

15. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Dance Of The Girls With Lilies

16. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: At Juliet's Bedside

17. Romeo And Juliet, Ballet In 4 Acts, Op. 64: Juliet's Funeral / Death Of Juliet

x

Track List: Tchaikovsky, Wienawski, Brahms, Schumann: Violin Concertos

Disc 1
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Title: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35

1. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro Moderato

2. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35: II. Canzonetta: Andante

3. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 35: Finale: Allegro Vivacissimo

Composer: Henryk Wieniawski
Title: Violin Concerto No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 22

4. Violin Concerto No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 22: I. Allegro Moderato

5. Violin Concerto No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 22: II. Romance

6. Violin Concerto No. 2 In D Minor, Op. 22: III. Allegro Con Fuoco

Disc 2
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Title: Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 77

1. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 77: I. Allegro Non Troppo

2. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 77: II. Adagio

3. Violin Concerto In D Major, Op. 77: III. Allegro Giocoso, Ma Non Troppo Vivace

Composer: Robert Schumann
Title: Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23

4. Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: I. in Kraftigem, Nicht Zu Schnellem Tempo

5. Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: II. Langsam

6. Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23: III. Lebhaft

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Great Wanda
Report as inappropriate
No Posts in 4 Years? Yikers
Report as inappropriate
where are the George Szell recordings when the orchestra was good!

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[97, 95, 96, 81, 82, 106, 86, 120, 109, 70, 79, 113, 120, 97, 122, 110, 111, 102, 81, 72, 87, 67, 73, 82, 79, 86, 127, 97, 82, 91, 88, 77, 72, 95, 67, 125, 107, 81, 98, 94, 114, 67, 69, 96, 102, 86, 93, 117, 92, 69, 91, 114, 73, 96, 111, 103, 122, 114, 86, 126, 85, 84, 115, 121, 123, 124, 74, 117, 92, 107, 104, 93, 113, 126, 124, 72, 110, 81, 94, 85, 74, 93, 64, 112, 121, 93, 107, 73, 67, 81, 78, 70, 76, 113, 123, 83, 91, 104, 126, 89, 92, 127, 107, 109, 127, 110, 104, 124, 116, 82, 77, 80, 120, 114, 111, 104, 127, 95, 82, 86, 101, 65, 66, 71, 65, 94, 90, 114, 107, 75, 74, 92, 98, 121, 78, 103, 112, 83, 122, 127, 79, 79, 83, 103, 102, 106, 78, 67, 119, 126, 105, 86, 121, 85, 100, 75, 126, 113, 71, 79, 87, 119, 66, 120, 77, 98, 127, 98, 125, 126, 80, 108, 106, 114, 98, 72, 86, 88, 76, 115, 119, 120, 95, 102, 78, 87, 111, 80, 88, 107, 91, 103, 76, 65, 74, 108, 89, 101, 66, 67, 81, 80, 120, 89, 66, 79, 120, 123, 65, 69, 80, 89, 97, 125, 68, 75, 112, 75, 69, 65, 111, 78, 111, 109, 124, 84, 88, 107, 94, 79, 99, 78, 76, 107, 112, 93, 103, 120, 102, 77, 66, 123, 103, 101, 64, 127, 103, 99, 113, 107, 82, 98, 122, 82, 106, 66, 69, 105, 83, 95, 89, 92, 69, 88, 104, 103, 118, 125, 96, 68, 97, 122, 111, 72, 83, 99, 79, 107, 119, 77, 104, 66, 85, 124, 66, 113, 80, 69, 126, 116, 91, 94, 114, 123, 87, 70, 80, 112, 77, 70, 75, 66, 101, 75, 113, 76, 84, 124, 72, 93, 64, 91, 123, 115, 114, 121, 116, 89, 68, 104, 101, 127, 89, 109, 94, 100, 107, 105, 96, 104, 100, 81, 90, 83, 86, 69, 65, 122, 82, 103, 90, 64, 112, 73, 77, 94, 98, 70, 88, 102, 80, 87, 115, 117, 76, 119, 114, 97, 109, 100, 88, 112, 97, 105, 93, 110, 121, 121, 110, 97, 68, 78, 104, 105, 124, 120, 65, 122, 118, 91, 101, 78, 87, 101, 86, 88, 85, 80, 83, 106, 126, 123, 110, 127, 82, 103, 94, 91, 102, 110, 124, 109, 117, 91, 112, 94, 74, 111, 104, 70, 114, 86, 126, 84, 85, 83, 78, 109, 123, 118, 96, 118, 112, 93, 95, 86, 80, 101, 68, 67, 92, 114, 88, 115, 74, 70, 123, 84, 119, 102, 120, 118, 124, 119, 124, 101, 66, 86, 101, 83, 120, 80, 109, 93, 104, 90, 85, 70, 112, 114, 89, 74, 67, 123, 94, 104, 98, 66, 114, 96, 102, 73, 112, 109, 102, 102, 115, 71, 73, 118, 101, 75, 119, 114, 126, 110, 89, 99, 85, 82, 117, 85, 73, 114, 85, 111, 115, 115, 119, 110, 67, 93, 111, 81, 75, 122, 71, 99, 124, 106, 96, 114]