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Herbert von Karajan - Conductor from 1969 to 1971
Georg Solti - Conductor from 1972 to 1975
Daniel Barenboim - Conductor from 1975 to 1989
Semyon Bychkov - Conductor from 1989 to 1998
Christoph von Dohnányi - Conductor from 1998 to 2000
Christoph Eschenbach - Conductor from 2000 to 2010
Paavo Järvi - Conductor from 2010 to 2016
Daniel Harding - Conductor from 2016 to 2019
Klaus Mäkelä - Conductor from 2020
In 1967, following the dissolution of the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, the French Minister of Culture, André Malraux, and his director of music, Marcel Landowski, engaged conductor Charles Munch to create a new orchestra in Paris. Soon after its creation, Munch died in 1968, and Herbert von Karajan was hired as an interim music advisor from 1969 to 1971.
Successive music directors include Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, and Semyon Bychkov.
Christoph Eschenbach was music director from 2000 to 2010. He conducted recordings of music of Luciano Berio, Marc-André Dalbavie, and Albert Roussel with the orchestra.
In 1998, Crédit Lyonnais, which had control of the Salle Pleyel, sold the hall to the French businessman Hubert Martigny. The Salle Pleyel was closed in 2002, which left the orchestra without a resident hall. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Théâtre du Châtelet both presented the orchestra during the 2001–02 season. By the fall of 2002, the orchestra had secured the Théâtre Mogador, where it played its next four seasons. In 2003, the French government secured a new arrangement whereby Martigny would pay for renovations to the Salle Pleyel, and rent the hall to the Cité de la Musique, which would then be scheduled to purchase the hall in the year 2056. After renovations, the Salle Pleyel reopened in September 2006 and became once more the Orchestre de Paris's home base. The orchestra took up residence at the new Philharmonie de Paris, near the Cité de la Musique in the Parc de la Villette, after the opening of the hall ceremony which took place on 14 January 2015. Wikipedia