Muti Conducts Schumann and Mussorgsky

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

© Todd Rosenberg Photography

On October 16, 1891, Theodore Thomas led the Chicago Orchestra—on its first-ever concert—in Dvořák's Husitská Overture. This week, Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Husitská Overture, along with Hindemith's Concerto Music for Strings and Brass, Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition, and Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, featuring CSO principal cello John Sharp. Rounding out this program, Muti conducts the Orchestra in Catalani's Contemplazione.

Broadcast available through March 7, 2022

Dvořák Husitská Overture, Op. 67
Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
John Sharp cello
Hindemith Concert Music for Strings and Brass, Op. 50
Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Riccardo Muti conductor
October 2016

Program Notes

Catalani Contemplazione
Riccardo Muti conductor
September 2016

Program Notes

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host
Michael Schweppe host engineer
Neil Tevault host engineer


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