From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

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In June 1988, Leonard Bernstein made his final appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, leading Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony. Recorded live by Deutsche Grammophon, the recording received the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance. Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story open the program under the baton of ninth music director Daniel Barenboim.

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Recorded in May 1997 (Warner Classics)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60 (Leningrad)
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Recorded in June 1988 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Performer Biographies
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Daniel Barenboim, 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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TOP: Leonard Bernstein onstage with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in June 1988 | Jim Steere photo