Franz Welser-Möst

(b. 1960)

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(b Linz, 1960).

Austrian conductor. Finalist in Karajan comp. 1979. Prin. cond. Austrian Youth Orch. 1979–85. Mus. dir. Winterthur and Norrköping Orchs. 1985. Salzburg Fest. début 1985. Cond. LPO on Eur. tour in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna 1986. Opera début Vienna 1987. Amer. début 1989 (St Louis SO). Prin. cond. LPO 1990–6. Glyndebourne début RFH 1993, Sussex 1994. Mus. dir. Zurich Opera 1996–2002, prin. orch. 2002–5, gen. mus. dir. 2005–2008; Mus. dir. Cleveland Orch. from 2002. Mus. dir. Vienna State Opera from 2010.

Subjects: Music.

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