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This week Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony, almost exactly one hundred years since Frederick Stock first conducted it in Chicago.

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Riccardo Muti on the majesty of Gustav Mahler

In anticipation of his first performances of Gustav Mahler’s music with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director Riccardo Muti recently spoke with CSO program annotator Phillip Huscher about ...

What’s in a name? The shifting fortunes of Mahler’s First Symphony

It’s difficult, if not impossible, to hold a fixed perspective on a work of art. We grow, we age, our situations change, our tastes become more (or less) refined. Thirty years ago, when I read King ...

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Bernard Haitink conducts the CSO in Mahler's First Symphony. To purchase the CD, click here. To purchase from iTunes, click here, and for high-resolution downloads, please go to