Paul Klecki

Of Polish origin, Paul Klecki was a conductor of the Romantic-German tradition who moved to Switzerland at the end of World War II. In 1967 Ansermet asked him to take over as head of the OSR. It was a difficult succession, difficulties heightened by the death of Ansermet less than two years later. Paul Klecki’s three year tenure could be considered as an interregnum, as it was very difficult for the musicians to forget Ansermet’s influence. In spite of the OSR managed to maintain its level of excellence, both in performances and recordings (Lutoslowski, Hindemith). In 1967 Paul Kleck resigned from his post and died three years later.

Artistic Directors since 1918

Neeme Järvi

From 2012 to 2015
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Neeme Järvi

Marek Janowski

From 2005 to 2012
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Marek Janowski

Pinchas Steinberg

From 2002 to 2005
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Pinchas Steinberg

Fabio Luisi

From 1997 to 2002
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Fabio Luisi

Armin Jordan

From 1985 to 1997
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Armin Jordan

Horst Stein

From 1980 to 1985
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Horst Stein

Wolfgang Sawallisch

From 1970 to 1980
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Wolfgang Sawallisch

Paul Klecki

From 1967 to 1970
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Paul Klecki

Ernest Ansermet

From 1918 to 1967
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Ernest Ansermet