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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
This program will be available until September 27, 2021.
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