From the CSO’s Archives: The First 130 Years

Celebrating Igor Stravinsky

Members of the CSO look on as Columbia producer John McClure and Igor Stravinsky review the score to the composer's Orpheus on July 20, 1964

Arthur Siegel

In July 1964, Igor Stravinsky was in town to record his ballet Orpheus with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. To commemorate the composer’s birthday on June 17, we also hear his Song of the Nightingale under Fritz Reiner, The Rite of Spring with Sir Georg Solti, and a suite from The Firebird with Carlo Maria Giulini. 

Stravinsky Song of the Nightingale
Fritz Reiner conductor
March 1957 (RCA)

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Sir Georg Solti conductor
May 1974 (London)

Stravinsky Orpheus
Igor Stravinsky conductor
July 1964 (Columbia)

Stravinsky Suite from The Firebird
Carlo Maria Giulini conductor
October 1969 (Angel)

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.