This week, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, featuring soloists Amanda Forsythe, Elizabeth DeShong, Paul Appleby, Nicholas Phan, and Nahuel di Pierro. The program also includes the world premiere of CSO viola Max Raimi’s latest composition—Three Lisel Mueller Settings—commissioned by the Orchestra and featuring DeShong.  The program opens with Weber’s Overture to Oberon and closes with sixth music director Fritz Reiner conducting Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung from a 1959 RCA recording.

Weber Overture to Oberon
Raimi Three Lisel Mueller Settings
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Schubert Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major, D. 950
Chicago Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Nahuel di Pierro, bass

Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in  March 2018

Wagner Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung 
Fritz Reiner, conductor

This program will be available until October 7, 2019.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Weber’s Overture to Oberon, Raimi’s Three Lisel Mueller Settings, and Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Nahuel di Pierro, bass
Fritz Reiner, conductor

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