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Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. It is based in Cleveland, Ohio.

The orchestra was founded in 1918 with Nikolai Sokoloff[?] its principal conductor. From early in its existence, it toured across the United States made radio broadcasts and recorded. Subsequent principal conductors have been Artur Rodzinski[?] (1933-43), Erich Leinsdorf[?] (1943-44), Georg Szell[?] (1946-70), Lorin Maazel[?] (1972-82) and Christoph von Dohnányi[?] (1984-2002). The post is currently held by Franz Welser-Möst[?].

As well as these figures, the orchestra has made recordings under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Oliver Knussen[?] and Pierre Boulez, who was also the group's Musical Advisor from 1970 until 1972.

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