This week, music director Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade featuring concertmaster Robert Chen. The program also includes Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. Rounding out the program is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, led by Fritz Reiner from a 1961 RCA recording.

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

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Fritz Reiner, conductor
RCA, 1961

This program will be available until November 5, 2019.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, Symphony No. 40 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade can be found here. And program notes for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 can be found here.

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

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TOP: Riccardo Muti and Robert Chen  | © Todd Rosenberg 2018