On January 14 and 15, 1932, Sergei Rachmaninov was soloist in his third concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “The most exciting event in the history of Orchestra Hall occurred last night,” wrote Glenn Dillard Gunn in the Herald & Examiner. “With one impulse, the audience rose and shouted its approval. . . . Never have I witnessed such a tribute . . . and never, it is my sincere conviction, has such response been so richly deserved.”

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TOP: Chicago American, January 15, 1932