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CSO in the Twentieth Century: Collector’s Choice (10-CD)

CSO in the Twentieth Century: Collector’s Choice (10-CD)

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At the turn of the century, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went deep into its archives to collect compelling historic recordings of the CSO — presented here in a 10-disc box set with an accompanying booklet. The recordings here represent nearly all the orchestra’s music directors in the twentieth century, as well as notable guest conductors such as Carlo Maria Giulini, Leopold Stokowski and Bruno Walter, in repertoire ranging from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Elliott Carter.

Wagner Tannhäuser, “Hail, Bright Abode”
Frederick Stock conductor
Festival Chorus of 2,500
May 1933, Hall of Science Court, A Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago

Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21
Fritz Busch conductor
February 1949, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)
Bruno Walter conductor
March 1958, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Schumann Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Bruno Walter conductor
February 1956, Studio 1A, WGN-TV, Chicago

Rameau Dardanus Suite (arr. Vincent d’Indy)
Charles Munch conductor
February 1963, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Wagner Lohengrin, Prelude to Act III
Artur Rodzinski conductor
April 1948, Eighth Street Theatre, Chicago

Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Leopold Stokowski conductor
October 1962, WGN-TV Studios, Chicago

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
János Ferencsik conductor
March 1979, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Fritz Reiner conductor
November 1957, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Prokofiev Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 44
Kirill Kondrashin conductor
April 1976, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E Major, Allegro moderato
Paul Hindemith conductor
April 1963, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Strauss Der Burger als Edelmann (Le bourgeois gentilhomme), Suite
Hans Rosbaud conductor
November 1960, Studio 1A, WGN-TV, Chicago

Mahler Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
Jean Martinon conductor
Regina Resnik mezzo-soprano
Chicago Children’s Choir
Christopher Moore director
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1967, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Shapey Rituals for Symphony Orchestra
Ralph Shapey conductor
May 1966, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Prelude to Act III
Pierre Monteux conductor
January 1961, Medinah Temple, Chicago

Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Klaus Tennstedt conductor
May–June 1984

Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony)
Sir Malcolm Sargent conductor
July 1967, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Copland Preamble for a Solemn Occasion
Seiji Ozawa conductor
Marian Anderson narrator
June 1968, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Schuman Symphony No. 3
Leonard Slatkin conductor
February 1986, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bizet Patrie Overture
Désiré Defauw conductor
January 1947, Eighth Street Theatre, Chicago

Debussy Six Antique Epigraphs (arr. Ernest Ansermet)
Ernest Ansermet conductor
January 1968, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Debussy Pelleas and Melisande, Preludes and Interludes (arr. Erich Leinsdorf)
Erich Leinsdorf conductor
November 1986, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Copland Billy the Kid Suite
James Levine conductor
July 1981, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park

Roussel Symphony No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 42
Charles Munch conductor
February 1967, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Corigliano Campane di Ravello
Kenneth Jean conductor
October 1987, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Bartók Two Portraits, Op. 5
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Samuel Magad violin
November 1987, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Carter Variations for Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti conductor
January 1982, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

Busoni Lustpiel Overture, Op. 38
Daniel Barenboim conductor
January 1996, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384, Overture (arr. Ferruccio Busoni)
Daniel Barenboim conductor
February 1996, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Mozart Divertimento No. 11 in D Major, K. 251, Selections
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
Ray Still oboe
March 1967, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Beethoven Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Laura Aikin soprano
Ben Heppner tenor
Rene René bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
February 1996, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Discs: 10
Record Label: CSO
Release Year: 2000

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