For this week’s broadcast, we return to the opening of the 2016-17 season. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling program that features music by Mussorgsky, Strauss and Bruckner. If you enjoy this program, be sure to check out CSO Resound’s newest release featuring Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. More information and a preview of the album are here!

Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Strauss  Don Juan, Op. 20
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Originally recorded at concerts in September 2016

This program will be available until June 19, 2018.

Program notes for this concert can be found here.

Did you know: The first performance of Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain in the U.S. was given on a concert of Russian folk music presented at the World’s Columbian Exposition on June 8, 1893. The Exposition Orchestra, which was the Chicago Orchestra expanded to 114 players, was led by Vojtěch I. Hlaváč, professor of music at the Imperial University in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director and Conductor

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