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This week on CSO Radio, Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in an all-Beethoven program in celebration of the composer’s 250th Birthday. The program begins with the Consecration of the House Overture, then continues with the Symphony No. 1 in C Major and the Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major. Rounding out the program, Fritz Reiner conducts Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture from a 1959 RCA recording.

Beethoven Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 (Eroica)
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Originally recorded at concerts in September 2019

Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Fritz Reiner, conductor

RCA 1959

This program will be available until May 3, 2021

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture, Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 3 can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Fritz Reiner, conductor

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