In this program, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra explore the works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Gustav Mahler. First, we’ll hear two works inspired by Shakespeare: The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. In the second half, Riccardo Muti and the CSO are joined by internationally acclaimed Italian soprano, Rosa Feola, in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.
Tchaikovsky The Tempest, Op. 18
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major
Rosa Feola, soprano
Originally recorded at concerts in April 2016
This program will be available until October 17, 2017.
Program notes for this concert can be found here.
Did you know: The Fourth Symphony was the first of Mahler’s symphonies to be recorded by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The work was recorded by RCA on December 6 and 8, 1958, with Lisa Della Casa as the soprano soloist and sixth music director Fritz Reiner on the podium. The recording was recently re-released on a set of Reiner’s complete recordings with the CSO.
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