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On this week’s program, we celebrate Halloween with a little night music! The broadcast begins with Rimsky-Korsakov’s A Night on Bald Mountain led by Seiji Ozawa and Falla’s El amor brujo led by Fritz Reiner and featuring soprano Leontyne Price. The broadcast continues with Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula by American composer James Lee III, recorded in November 2019. The program concludes with Debussy’s Nocturnes led by Sir Georg Solti and Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra led by Pierre Boulez.

Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on Bald Mountain
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
RCA 1968

Falla El amor brujo
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Leontyne Price, soprano
RCA 1963

Lee III Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Recorded at concerts in November 2019

Debussy Nocturnes
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis, chorus director
London 1990

Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Pierre Boulez, conductor
DGG 1996

This program will be available until November 1, 2023.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Fritz Reiner, Music Director 1953-1962
Leontyne Price, soprano
Juanjo Mena, conductor
Sir Georg Solti, Music Director 1969-1991
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis, Chorus Director 1957-1994
Pierre Boulez, Principal Guest Conductor 1995-2005

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Juanjo Mena recognizes James Lee III | © Todd Rosenberg 2019