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Borodin, Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich

Sokhiev’s CSO Debut

Available for streaming until July 15, 2016

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013
All rights reserved

Length: 00:18



Tugan Sokhiev, conductor
Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Khachaturian Flute Concerto
  Mathieu Dufour, flute
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Originally recorded at concerts on March 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2013

Mussorgsky/orch. Shostakovich Songs and Dances of Death
  Sergei Aleksashkin, bass
  Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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Sokhiev’s CSO Debut

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Release January 1, 0001

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013
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Length: 00:18


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Bio - Tugan Sokhiev

Tugan Sokhiev is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (ONCT), where he served as Principal Guest Conductor for three seasons prior to becoming its Music Director in 2008. Read more >

Bio - Mathieu Dufour

Praised as “a marvel” by the Chicago Sun-Times, French flutist Mathieu Dufour is one of the most enchanting and breathtaking musicians of his generation. His golden sound and flawless technique have left audiences and fellow musicians in awe. Read more >

Bio - Sergei Aleksashkin

A soloist of the prestigious Kirov Opera Company since 1984, and one of their leading bassists, he has taken part in numerous tours with the Kirov-Mariinsky Company travelling all over the world. Read more >

Bio - Sir Georg Solti

Sir Georg Solti was born in Budapest in 1912 and studied piano, composition, and conducting with Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály, and Leo Weiner. Read more >

Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia

Borodin’s sole essay in program music was originally composed in response to a proposal by two mysterious gentlemen, Messrs. Tatishchev and Korvin-Kryukovsky. Read more >

Khachaturian - Flute Concerto

Until 1948, when he was bizarrely, yet officially, attacked for alleged antidemocratic “formalist” tendencies in his music, Aram Khachaturian appeared an exemplary Soviet composer. Read more >

Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky was at work on his Fourth Symphony when he received a letter from Antonina Milyukova claiming to be a former student of his and declaring that she was madly in love with him. Read more >