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Falla/ Franck

Franck's D Minor Symphony (Retrospective)

Release July 17, 2009

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2009
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Length: 01:56:00



In many ways, Cesar Franck treats the orchestra like a giant pipe organ, says commentator Gerard McBurney.

“This symphony is absolutely filled with passages that reflect his experience as an improvising organist.”

Hear Franck’s great D Minor Symphony — this week on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcast.

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  Fritz Reiner, conductor
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  Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
  Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
  Daniel Barenboim, piano;
  Plácido Domingo, conductor
Franck Symphony in D Minor
  Pierre Monteux, conductor

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Franck's D Minor Symphony (Retrospective)

Franck's D Minor Symphony

Release January 1, 0001

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2009
All rights reserved
Length: 01:56:00


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Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner studied at the music academy in Budapest. His conducting debut was sudden-when the staff conductor at the Budapest Opera was taken ill, Reiner (then its young rehearsal coach) was thrust onto podium to direct that evening's performance of Bizet's Carmen. His full command of the situation subsequently led to his appointment as first conductor at the Laibach (now Ljubljana) National Opera.