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125 Moments: 097 Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

In September 1995, Sir Georg Solti led three concert performances of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Orchestra Hall. The…

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125 Moments: 096 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

On October 28 and 29, 1954, soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf made her American and Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts in Richard Strauss’s…

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125 Moments: 095 The Chicago Picasso

On August 15, 1967, more than 50,000 Chicagoans gathered to witness the unveiling of what would quickly become an iconic…

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125 Moments: 094 Symphony Center

After more than three years of planning, building, testing, and fine-tuning, Symphony Center—a $120 million project that included a facility…

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125 Moments: 093 Paul Hindemith

On March 3 and 4, 1938, Paul Hindemith made his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, appearing as composer, conductor,…

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125 Moments: 092 Riccardo Muti and Verdi’s Requiem

On May 5, 2008, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association president Deborah Rutter Card announced that Riccardo Muti would become the Orchestra’s…

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125 Moments: 091 Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado first conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in January 1971, leading three weeks of subscription concerts. For the next…

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125 Moments: 090 Mahler’s Seventh Symphony

Frederick Stock and the Orchestra first introduced the music of Gustav Mahler to Chicago audiences on March 22 and 23,…

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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…

125 Moments: 089 Birgit Nilsson

125 Moments: 088 Leonard Bernstein

125 Moments: 087 Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron

125 Moments: 086 Carlo Maria Giulini

125 Moments: 085 1988 Australia Tour

125 Moments: 084 George Gershwin

125 Moments: 083 Sergei Prokofiev

125 Moments: 082 2012 Mexico Tour

Remembering Phyllis Curtin

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