MICHAEL GIELEN (1927-2019)


We are saddened by the loss of maestro Michael Gielen, who has passed away on March 8th, 2019, at the age of 91. From 1986 to 1999, he was the principal conductor of the SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden (which later became the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Baden- Baden and Freiburg). Our 10-volume Michael Gielen EDITION, launched in 2016, honours this outstanding musician by making a detailed survey of his five-decade career as a leading conductor.