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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony — “Dedicated to all Mankind”

In 1930, Oliver Ditson and Company published Talks About Beethoven’s Symphonies by Theodore Thomas and Frederick Stock. Rose Fay Thomas, Thomas’s widow, was the editor. Theodore Thomas, th...
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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony . . . in C minor?

During the Chicago Orchestra‘s second season, music director Theodore Thomas programmed Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for the first time with his new ensemble. The performances were given on ...
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From Chapin & Gore to Symphony Center

In 1994, in preparation for the Symphony Center expansion pr...
Schoen, William

Remembering CSO violist William Schoen

Last evening we received word that William Schoen, a longtim...
Maazel (Ben Spiegel photo)

Lorin Maazel and the CSO — 40 years of collaboration

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra family joins the music world ...
CSO

What was your name again?

Did you know that the name “Chicago Symphony Orchestra...
Mussorgsky

Remembering Rafael Kubelík, part 2

Happy (almost) 100th birthday, maestro! Rafael Kubelík and ...
Rafael Kubelik

Remembering Rafael Kubelík, part 1

On June 29, 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ...