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On this week’s program, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with performances of the second and fifth symphonies. Plus, recently retired CSO bass clarinet J. Lawrie Bloom solos in a world premiere by composer Nicolas Bacri. The program concludes with Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart; Fritz Reiner conducts.

Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Bacri Ophelia’s Tears
J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinet

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Recorded at concerts in February 2020

Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Fritz Reiner, conductor
RCA 1954

This program will be available until September 27, 2021.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Beethoven Symphonies 2 and 5 and Nicholas Bacri’s Ophelia’s Tears program can be found here. Notes for Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G Major can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinet
Fritz Reiner, conductor

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