From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice

Muti Conducts Bruckner 9

Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Orchestra Hall on June 23, 2016

© Todd Rosenberg Photography

Theodore Thomas, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s founder and first music director, led the ensemble in the U.S. premiere of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony in February 1904. In June 2016, tenth music director Riccardo Muti continued that tradition, leading the Orchestra in the composer’s unfinished work, recorded for CSO Resound. Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Four Studies—led by Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez—plus Puccini’s Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut completes the program.

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Stravinsky Four Studies
Pierre Boulez conductor
February and March 2009 (CSO Resound)

Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2017 (CSO Resound)

Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Riccardo Muti conductor
June 2016 (CSO Resound)

Special Thanks
Everett Porter producer
David Frost producer and editing
Christopher Willis engineer
Charlie Post engineer
Emma Dayhuff engineer
Silas Brown mastering engineer
Tim Martyn mastering engineer
Polyhymnia BV audio post-production

From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—featuring radio broadcasts from the Rosenthal Archives as well as recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including many releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station.


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