From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has performed the music of Richard Strauss throughout its history, including concerts under the baton of the composer himself. Four previous music directors lead a variety of Strauss’s works on this program, including the tone poem Don Juan, concertos for piano and horn, and music from the operas Die Frau ohne Schatten and Salome.

Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Recorded in May 1972 (London)

Strauss Burleske in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra
Désiré Defauw, conductor
Claudio Arrau, piano
Recorded in April 1946 (RCA)

Strauss Die Frau ohne Schatten Symphonic Fantasy
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Recorded in September and October 1992 (Erato)

Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 11
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Dale Clevenger, horn
Recorded in October 1998 (Teldec)

Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils and Final Scene from Salome, Op. 54
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Inge Borkh, soprano
Recorded in March 1954 and December 1955 (RCA)

Performer Biographies
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Désiré Defauw, conductor
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Claudio Arrau, piano
Inge Borkh, soprano
Dale Clevenger, horn

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association thanks Bank of America for its special support of the CSO Radio Broadcast series.

Bank of America

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: Richard Strauss in New York, March 1904 | Joseph Gaylord Gessford photo

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