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On this week’s program, we shine a spotlight on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s work with principal guest conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, including music from his debut residency in Chicago in 1955. Giulini’s recordings of two first symphonies—by Prokofiev and Mahler, the latter a Grammy-winner—round out the broadcast.

Rossini Overture to L’italiana in Algeri
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Recorded on November 9, 1955

Mozart Sinfonia concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn in E-flat Major
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Ray Still, oboe
Clark Brody, clarinet
Willard Elliot, bassoon
Dale Clevenger, horn
Recorded March 31 and April 1, 1977

Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25 (Classical)
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
1976 DGG

Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
1971 EMI

This program will be available until October 4, 2023.

Program notes for the pieces included on this broadcast are below:

Rossini Overture to L’italiana in Algeri
Mozart Sinfonia concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn in E-flat Major
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 (Classical)
Mahler Symphony No. 1

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Ray Still, oboe
Clark Brody, clarinet
Willard Elliot, bassoon
Dale Clevenger, horn

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