interMISSION @ the CSO, Episode 7: Built to Last

The names of five composers — Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner — grace the facade of Orchestra Hall.

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In Episode 7: Built to Last, past and present members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra discuss the story of the orchestra's founding more than a century ago.

Host John Hagstrom interviews Frank Villella, director of the CSO's Rosenthal Archives, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Jeff Alexander. Several current and former CSO musicians, including Tom Hall, Diane Mues and John Bruce Yeh, speak about maintaining and building the ensemble’s standards of excellence.

Produced by CSO trumpet John Hagstrom and sound editor/mixer Rich Sigler, Intermission at the CSO is available on Simplecast, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify and other popular podcast platforms.

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Composer

Title

Artist

:02

Mahler

Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan), I. Langsam, schleppend 

(CSO/Haitink/Resound)

1:35

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

(CSO/Muti)

2:43

J.S. Bach

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part 1: Ich will dir mein Herz schenken 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

3:48

Rossini

Guillaume Tell: Overture 

(CSO/Reiner/RCA)

5:24

Dvorak

Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), mvmt. 3

(CSO/Solti/London)

7:35

Wagner

Der fliegende Holländer:  Overture to Act 1 

(CSO/Barenboim/Teldec)

8:27

Beethoven

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral), 2. Szene am Bach (Andante molto mosso) 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

9:47

Schubert

Symphony No. 9 in C, D.944 (Great), 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 

(CSO/Giulini/Deutsche Grammophon)

10:46

Haydn

Symphony No. 88 in G Major 

(CSO/Reiner/RCA)

13:44

Mahler

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, 1. Langsam, schleppend 

(CSO/Boulez/Deutsche Grammophon)

15:34

Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 

(CSO/Abbado/Sony)

16:32

Prokofiev

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25, 4. Finale (Vivace) 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

18:47

Handel

Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 3, Worthy is the Lamb ... blessing and honor 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

22:40

Elgar

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 (Enigma),  Var. 9, Nimrod (Adagio) 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

24:52

Stravinsky

Fireworks, Op. 4 

(CSO/Ozawa/Sony)

27:09

Schubert

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished), II. Andante con moto 

(CSO/Ozawa/RCA)

28:44

Prokofiev

Suite From Romeo & Juliet

(CSO/Resound/Muti)

29:37

Prokofiev

Scythian Suite, Op. 20

(CSO/Abbado/Deutsche Grammophon)

31:16

Mahler

Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor, Pt. 3, 5. Rondo-Finale 

(CSO/Solti/Decca)

36:15

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

(CSO/Muti)

38:03

Bizet

Symphony No. 1 in C Major, IV. Allegro vivaco 

(CSO/Martinon/RCA) 

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