From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

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This program opens with Mozart under the batons of former music directors Daniel Barenboim and Fritz Reiner. In October 1976, Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of David Del Tredici’s Final Alice—commissioned to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial—with twenty-seven-year-old Barbara Hendricks as soprano soloist. Three years later, the work was repeated and recorded for London.

Mozart/Busoni Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Recorded in February 1996 (CSO)

Mozart Divertimento No. 17 in D Major, K. 334
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Recorded in April 1955 (RCA)

Del Tredici Final Alice
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Fred Hemke and Robert Black, soprano saxophones
Fred Spector, mandolin
Frederic Chrislip, tenor banjo
Herman Troppe, accordion
Recorded in January 1980 (London)

Performer Biographies
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Fred Spector, mandolin

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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: David Del Tredici with Sir Georg Solti and Barbara Hendricks in Chicago, October 1976 | Terry’s photo

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