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125 Moments: 078 Vladimir Horowitz

On March 9 and 10, 1928, Vladimir Horowitz first appeared with the Orchestra in Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with Frederick…

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125 Moments: 077 Rafael Kubelík

On October 23 and 24, 1952, fifth music director Rafael Kubelík led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the music most…

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125 Moments: 076 Sir Georg Solti’s Final Concerts as Music Director

To conclude his twenty-two seasons as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s eighth music director in 1991, Sir Georg Solti led concert…

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125 Moments: 075 Civic Orchestra, Youth Auditions, and Children’s Concerts

During the 1919–20 season, music director Frederick Stock inaugurated three major initiatives to cultivate future generations of musicians and concertgoers:…

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra celebrates 100 years of recording

The commercial recording legacy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—under second music director Frederick Stock—began on May 1, 1916. For the…