From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Ravel & Haitink

In November 2007, Bernard Haitink led the Orchestra and Chorus in Poulenc's Gloria and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, recorded live for CSO Resound.

On this broadcast we celebrate the birthdays of both Maurice Ravel (March 7) and Bernard Haitink (March 4)! When Ravel guest conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in January 1928, he led his Le tombeau de Couperin, La valse, and a suite from Daphnis and Chloe. Four CSO music directors conduct works by the composer on this program, and Haitink, former principal conductor, leads the ballet Daphnis and Chloe, featuring the Chicago Symphony Chorus.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CDT

Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1980 (London)

Ravel La valse
Jean Martinon conductor
May 1967 (RCA)

Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1957 (RCA)

Ravel Daphnis and Chloe
Bernard Haitink conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe director
November 2007 (CSO Resound)

Ravel Boléro
Daniel Barenboim conductor
October 1991 (Erato)

From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years—featuring recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including 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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