From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Musicians of the Orchestra

CSO horns Norman Schweikert, Dale Clevenger, Richard Oldberg, and Thomas Howell in 1972

Robert M. Lightfoot III

Legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra soloists take center stage in this program, including Steven Staryk in Massenet’s Meditation from Thaïs, Donald Peck in Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, and Arnold Jacobs in Vaughan Williams’s Tuba Concerto. Dale Clevenger and fellow horns are featured in Schumann’s Konzertstück, and the broadcast closes with Samuel Magad, Charles Pikler, and John Sharp in Strauss’s Don Quixote.

Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Seiji Ozawa conductor
July 1967 (RCA)

Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto in F Minor
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Arnold Jacobs tuba
March 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Massenet Meditation from Thaïs
Jean Martinon conductor
Steven Staryk violin
December 1966 (RCA)

Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns in F Major, Op. 86
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Dale Clevenger horn
Richard Oldberg horn
Thomas Howell horn
Norman Schweikert horn
March 1977 (Deutsche Grammophon)

Debussy Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Donald Peck flute
May 1976 (London)

Strauss Don Quixote, Op. 35
Daniel Barenboim conductor
Samuel Magad violin
Charles Pikler viola
John Sharp cello
May 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.