This week, we showcase the most recent recordings on our CSO Resound label led by Riccardo Muti. The program opens with two works that were released on September 30, 2016: Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre and Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti.  Kol Nidre features the Chicago Symphony Chorus and is narrated by renowned interpreter of Jewish music, Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi. Internationally acclaimed Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov is the soloist in Shostakovich’s Michelangelo Suite.

The program concludes with the CSO-commissioned Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, written by former Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates, and the critically acclaimed Lélio, or Return to Life, composed by Hector Berlioz.

Schoenberg Kol Nidre, Op. 39
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, narrator
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

Shostakovich Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145a
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass

Bates Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Berlioz Lélio, or the Return to Life
Gérard Depardieu, narrator
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

This program will be available until October 10, 2019.

For purchasing and more information on these recordings, please go to the following pages:
Riccardo Muti Conducts Schoenberg and Shostakovich
Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique and Lélio

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director and conductor
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, narrator
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Gérard Depardieu, narrator
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

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