From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

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Claudio Abbado served as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s second principal guest conductor from 1982 until 1985, and he returned for several years as a frequent and favorite visitor. Abbado and the ensemble recorded a number of works by Tchaikovsky for CBS and Sony, and this program includes The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, the Winter Dreams Symphony, and a suite from The Nutcracker, just in time for the holiday season.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 13 (Winter Dreams)
March 1991 (Sony)
Claudio Abbado conductor

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
May 1988 (CBS)
Claudio Abbado conductor

Tchaikovsky The Tempest, Op. 18
May 1984 (CBS)
Claudio Abbado conductor

Tchaikovsky Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
March 1991 (Sony)
Claudio Abbado conductor

Performer Biography
Claudio Abbado conductor

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From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years—featuring recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station. A schedule of upcoming broadcasts can be found here.

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