From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times

From September 2018, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade—featuring concertmaster Robert Chen—after the program opens with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and the Symphony no. 40 in G minor. A 1961 RCA recording of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 1, led by sixth music director Fritz Reiner, concludes the broadcast.

Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade, Op. 35
Robert Chen, violin
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in September 2018

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Originally recorded in May 1961

Program notes for Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Symphony no. 40 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade can be found here. Program notes for Beethoven’s First Symphony can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—featuring radio broadcasts from the Rosenthal Archives as well as recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including many releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station. A full schedule of broadcasts can be found here.

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TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on September 27, 2018  | © Todd Rosenberg