|Alternative Spellings||Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra|
Paul Graener - Conductor from 1911 to 1913
Ernst Märzendorfer - Conductor from 1953 to 1958
Leopold Hager - Conductor from 1969 to 1981
Hans Graf - Conductor from 1984 to 1994
Alois Taux - Conductor from 1841 to 1861
Hans Schläger - Conductor from 1861 to 1868
Otto Bach - Conductor from 1868 to 1879
Joseph Friedrich Hummel - Conductor from 1880 to 1908
Joseph Reiter - Conductor from 1908 to 1911
Franz Ledwinka - Conductor from 1913 to 1917
Bernhard Paumgartner - Conductor from 1917 to 1938
Willem van Hoogstraten - Conductor from 1939 to 1944
Robert Wagner - Conductor from 1946
Meinhard von Zallinger - Conductor from 1947 to 1949
Paul Walter - Conductor from 1949 to 1953
Meinhard von Zallinger - Conductor from 1959
Mladen Bašić - Conductor from 1960 to 1969
Ralf Weikert - Conductor from 1981 to 1984
Hubert Soudant - Conductor from 1994 to 2004
Riccardo Minasi - Conductor from 2017
The Mozarteum Orchestra was founded in 1841 with the help of Mozart’s sons Franz Xaver and Karl Thomas as well as his widow Constanze. In 1908, the ensemble officially adopted the name ″Mozarteum Orchestra″. The Orchestra is one of Austria's leading symphony orchestras and participates regularly at the Salzburg Festival.
The Mozarteum Orchestra has also been heard in major opera productions: at the Salzburg Festival, Ivor Bolton conducted Haydn’s Armida in 2009 and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in 2011 with Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala, as well as Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. For the Salzburg State Theater, the orchestra also performs musical theater works.
The orchestra has 91 regular members and has been conducted by international guest conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Robin Ticciati, Marc Minkowski, Mark Elder, Frans Brüggen, Andris Nelsons, Mark Wigglesworth and Thomas Dausgaard.
On its international tours, the Mozarteum Orchestra represents the City and the State of Salzburg and acts as a musical ambassador. The 2011-2012 season led the orchestra to Japan, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cologne, Frankfurt and Baden-Baden. The fall of 2012 saw a major tour through China and a guest appearance in Berlin. At the Easter weekend 2013 the orchestra moreover performed in Cuenca at the 52. Semana de Música Religiose de Cuenca.
The Mozarteum Orchestra’s work is documented widely on CD and DVD. The CDs released by the label Oehms Classics include numerous works by Mozart, Haydn’s oratorios The Seasons and The Creation, Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ as well as an ongoing cycle of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies. Besides in mid-July 2013 a CD-recording of the Label Sony Classical with works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was published. The Mozarteum Orchestra performed in conjunction with the harpist Xavier de Maistre and flautist Magali Mosnier. Its DVDs include Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Rolando Villazon and Zarzuelas with Plácido Domingo. Wikipedia