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Sunday, December 27, 2020
A Chicago Symphony Chorus Spotlight
CSOradio Program #1
Bruckner Psalm 150
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Ruth Welting soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1979 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bartók Cantata profana
Pierre Boulez conductor
John Aler tenor
John Tomlinson baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
December 1991 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Brahms A German Requiem
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Bernd Weikl baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
May 1978 (London)

December 29, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Guests in the House
Khachaturian Symphony No. 3 (RCA, 1968)
Leopold Stokowski conductor
February 1968 (RCA)
Williams Suite from Memoirs of a Geisha for Cello and Orchestra
John Williams conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
August 2008 (Sony)
Kodály Dances of Galánta
Neeme Järvi conductor
Laurence Kaptain cimbalom
February 1990 (Chandos)
Franck Symphony in D Minor
Pierre Monteux conductor
January 1961 (RCA)

Sunday, January 3, 2021
CSOradio Program #2
Tilson Thomas & Benedetti
Stravinsky Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Traditional/Limonov Auld lang syne (encore)
Nicola Benedetti violin
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (Pathétique)
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
December 2018
Ives IV. Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day from A New England Holidays Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis chorus director
May 1986 (CBS)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Remembering Theodore Thomas
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Daniel Barenboim conductor
September 1990 (Erato)
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
December 1976 (Angel)
Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker
Sir Georg Solti conductor
January 1986 (London)
Wagner/Thomas Träume from Wesendonck Lieder
Frederick Stock c­onductor
December 1928 (Victor)

Sunday, January 10, 2021
CSOradio Program #3
Biondi & Genaux
Corelli Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4
Giacomelli Sposa non mi conosci from Merope
Veracini Già presso al termine from Adriano in Siria
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 222
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E Major, RV 271 (L’amoroso)
Ariosti Questi ceppi from Le fede ne’ tradimenti
Vivaldi Agitata da due venti from Griselda
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F Major, RV 284 (La stravaganza)
Corelli Concerto grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6, No. 11
Fabio Biondi violin and conductor
Vivica Genaux mezzo-soprano
February 2017
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
Paul Lewis piano
May 2014

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Jean Martinon
Ravel Introduction and Allegro for Harp with Strings, Flute and Clarinet
Jean Martinon conductor
Edward Druzinsky harp
Donald Peck flute
Clark Brody clarinet
May 1968 (RCA)
Bizet Symphony in C Major
Jean Martinon conductor
April 1968 (RCA)
Martin Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra
Jean Martinon conductor
Donald Peck flute
Ray Still oboe
Clark Brody clarinet
Willard Elliot bassoon
Dale Clevenger horn
Adolph Herseth trumpet
Jay Friedman trombone
Donald Koss timpani
March 1966 (RCA)
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Jean Martinon conductor
Recorded April 1968 (RCA)
Martinon Symphony No. 4 (Altitudes)
Jean Martinon conductor
November 1967 (RCA)
Paganini/Stock Moto perpetuo, Op. 11
Jean Martinon conductor
March 1966 (RCA)

Sunday, January 17, 2021
CSOradio Program #4
Young Conducts Wagner & Brahms
Liszt Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5
Wagner Excerpts from Götterdämmerung (Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music, and Epilogue)
Brahms/Schoenberg Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25
Simone Young conductor
June 2019
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Rafael Kubelik conductor
April 1953 (Mercury)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Invitation to the Dance
Weber/Berlioz Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
Fritz Reiner conductor
April 1957 (RCA)
Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Seiji Ozawa conductor
July 1969 (Angel)
Copland Dance Symphony
Morton Gould conductor
February 1965 (RCA)
Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1954 (RCA)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (The Dance at the Village Inn)
Sir Georg Solti conductor
November 1993 (London)
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
Frederick Stock conductor
April 1941 (Columbia)
Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
Daniel Barenboim conductor
May 1997 (Teldec)

Sunday, January 24, 2021
CSOradio Program #5
Afkham & Ax
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Emanuel Ax piano
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93
David Afkham conductor
October 2016
Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Fritz Reiner conductor
December 1954 (RCA)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Sir Georg Solti: Grammy Champ
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1975 (London)
Haydn Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes from The Creation
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
November 1981 (London)
Verdi Sanctus from Messa da Requiem
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
June 1977 (London)
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1972 (London)

Sunday, January 31, 2021
CSOradio Program #6
Pintscher & Thibaudet
Debussy/Ravel Sarabande and Danse
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major
Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe chorus director
April 2018
Bernstein Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront 
James Gaffigan conductor
October 2017

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Composers’ Early Successes
Wagner Overture to Rienzi
Daniel Barenboim conductor
January 1999 (Teldec)
Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Dale Clevenger horn
October 1998 (Teldec)
Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
Jean Martinon conductor
May 1967 (RCA)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
Fritz Reiner conductor
Byron Janis piano
March 1957 (RCA)
Verdi Overture to Nabucco
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2017 (CSO Resound)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 10
Leonard Bernstein conductor
June 1988 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sunday, February 7, 2021
CSOradio Program #7
John Williams Returns
Williams Overture to The Cowboys
Williams Suite from Jane Eyre
Williams The Adventures of Mutt from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Williams A New Beginning from Minority Report
Williams Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Richard Kaufman conductor
Williams Flight to Neverland from Hook
Williams A Child’s Tale: Suite from The BFG
Williams Out to Sea and Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
Williams With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
Mark Ridenour trumpet
Williams Three Selections from Star Wars
Williams Marion’s Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams March from Superman
Williams Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams conductor
April 2018
Williams Going to School and Sayuri’s Theme from Suite for Cello and Orchestra from Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
August 2008 (Sony)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet (Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Before Parting, Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb)
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2013 (CSO Resound)
Barber The Lovers
Andrew Schenk conductor
Dale Duesing baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
October 1991 (Koch)
Verdi Già nella notte densa from Otello
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Luciano Pavarotti tenor
April 1991 (London)
Strauss Domestic Symphony, Op. 53
Fritz Reiner conductor
November 1956 (RCA)

Sunday, February 14, 2021
CSOradio Program #8
Muti & Bronfman
Rossini Overture to Semiramide
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Yefim Bronfman piano
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 107 (Reformation)
Riccardo Muti conductor
February 2017
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Riccardo Muti conductor
April 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Viva l’Italia!
Verdi Overture to The Sicilian Vespers
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2017 (CSO Resound)
Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien, Op. 45
Daniel Barenboim conductor
March 1981 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 (Italian)
Sir Georg Solti conductor
April 1985 (London)
Strauss On the Shores of Sorrento from Aus Italien, Op. 16
Frederick Stock conductor
December 1941 (RCA)
Verdi Fuoco di gioia! from Otello
Verdi Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate from Nabucco
Verdi Gloria all’Egitto from Aida
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
Terry Edwards guest chorus master
November 1989 (London)
Respighi Pines of Rome
Fritz Reiner conductor
October 1959 (RCA)

Sunday, February 21, 2021
CSOradio Program #9
Honeck & Steinbacher
Bach/Webern Ricercar No. 2 From The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Berg Violin Concerto
Arabella Steinbacher violin
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (Great)
Manfred Honeck conductor
November 2017
Bartók Two Pictures
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 1992 (Deutsche Grammophon)
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Opera Without Words
Glinka Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1959 (RCA)
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1972 (London)
Strauss Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier
Fritz Reiner conductor
April 1957 (RCA)
Copland Suite from The Tender Land
Fritz Reiner conductor
April 1958 (CSO: The First 100 Years)
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2017 (CSO Resound)
Rossini Overture to William Tell
Fritz Reiner conductor
November 1958 (RCA)
Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
Artur Rodzinski conductor
April 1948 (CSO: The First 100 Years)
Wagner Forest Murmurs from Siegfried
Daniel Barenboim conductor
October 1991 (Erato)
Wagner Dawn, Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung
Daniel Barenboim conductor
October 1991 (Erato)

Sunday, February 28, 2021
CSOradio Program #10
Solti Conducts Mahler 8
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Sir Georg Solti conductor
April 1982 (London)
Mahler Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major (Symphony of a Thousand)
Georg Solti conductor
Heather Harper soprano
Lucia Popp soprano
Arleen Augér soprano
Yvonne Minton contralto
Helen Watts contralto
René Kollo tenor
John Shirley-Quirk baritone
Martti Talvela bass
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Norman Balatsch chorus director
Wiener Singverein
Helmut Froschauer chorus director
Wiener Sängerknaben
August and September 1971 (London)

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Ravel & Haitink
Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1980 (London)
Ravel La valse
Jean Martinon conductor
May 1967 (RCA)
Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1957 (RCA)
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Bernard Haitink conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
November 2007 (CSO Resound)
Ravel Boléro
Daniel Barenboim conductor
October 1991 (Erato)

Sunday, March 7, 2021
CSOradio Program #11
Muti Conducts Schumann & Mussorgsky
Dvořák Husitská Overture, Op. 67
Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
John Sharp cello
Hindemith Concert for Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2016

Catalani Contemplazione
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2016

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Musicians of the Orchestra
Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Seiji Ozawa conductor
July 1967 (RCA)
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto in F Minor
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Arnold Jacobs tuba
March 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Massenet Meditation from Thaïs
Jean Martinon conductor
Steven Staryk violin
December 1966 (RCA)
Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns in F Major, Op. 86
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Dale Clevenger horn
Richard Oldberg horn
Thomas Howell horn
Norman Schweikert horn
March 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Debussy Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Donald Peck flute
May 1976 (London)
Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Samuel Magad violin
Charles Pikler viola
John Sharp cello
May 1991 (Erato)

Sunday, March 14, 2021
CSOradio Program #12
Janowski Conducts Beethoven & Wagner
Weber Overture to Euryanthe
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60
Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser
Wagner Prelude to Act 3 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Marek Janowski conductor
June 2018
Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Claudio Abbado conductor
Willard Elliot bassoon
February 1984 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tuesday , March 16, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
The Song of the Earth
Schumann Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 (Spring)
Daniel Barenboim conductor
March 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Goldmark In Springtime, Op. 36
Frederick Stock conductor
December 1925 (Victor)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Fritz Reiner conductor
Maureen Forrester contralto
Richard Lewis tenor
November 1959 (RCA)

Sunday, March 21, 2021
CSOradio Program #13
Boulez Conducts Mahler, Bartók & Stravinsky
Mahler Totenfeier
December 1996 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
December 1995 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Stravinsky The Firebird
December 1992 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Bartók & Boulez
Bartók Piano Concerto No. 2
Claudio Abbado conductor
Maurizio Pollini piano
February 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin
Pierre Boulez conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
December 1994 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bartók Hungarian Sketches
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 1993 (Deutsche Grammophon)
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Pierre Boulez conductor
Gil Shaham violin
December 1998 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Berg Violin Concerto
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kyung Wha Chung violin
October 1983 (London)
Ran Legends
Daniel Barenboim conductor
June 2004 (Albany)
Berlioz D’amour l’ardente flame from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Frederica von Stade mezzo-soprano
May 1981 (London)
Thomas  … words of the sea …
Pierre Boulez conductor
December 1996 (ARTCD)
Dvořák Silent Woods
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Jacqueline du Pré cello
November 1970 (Angel)
Strauss Four Last Songs
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Lucia Popp soprano
October 1977 (London)