From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

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Sir Georg Solti opens this program with Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun—featuring longtime principal flute Donald Peck—recorded during his final season as the Orchestra’s eighth music director. Returning as music director laureate, Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Haydn’s oratorio The Creation.

Debussy Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Donald Peck flute
Recorded in October 1990 (London)

Haydn The Creation
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Ruth Ziesak soprano
Herbert Lippert tenor
René Pape bass
Anton Scharinger bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
David Schrader fortepiano
John Sharp cello
Joseph Guastafeste bass
Recorded in October and November 1993 (London)

Performer Biographies
Joseph Guastafeste bass
Herbert Lippert tenor
René Pape bass
Donald Peck flute
Anton Scharinger bass-baritone
David Schrader fortepiano
John Sharp cello
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Ruth Ziesak soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director

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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: Sir Georg Solti in 1987 | Yousuf Karsh photo

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