The Big Five I: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Part I

April 3, 2013, 7:00 pm

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1891 as part of the local burghers’ relentless pursuit of international recognition for a city growing faster than any in history. Bolstered by the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition in 1893, where America was introduced to Indonesia’s gamelan orchestra, the CSO is among the many cultural institutions founded during this time that continue today. Bill brings together the music of the composers, conductors, and musicians and tells stories of the hall and its patrons who participated in the making of the CSO.

Playlist

Episode 1

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430804
1:34

Johnson: “Sweet Home Chicago”
Robert Johnson
Sony B000002ADN
1:58

Mendelssohn: Wedding March fr. Midsummer Night’s Dream
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
4:29

Wagner, arr. Thomas: Träume fr. Wesendonk Lieder
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
4:11

Stock: Symphonic Waltz, Op. 8
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
8:41

Liadov: Baba-Yaga, Op. 56
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
2:45

Brahms: Symphony No. 3, II (excerpt), III
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
7:52

Reznicek: Overture to Donna Diana
CSO/Stock
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
4:00

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, III
CSO/Defauw
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
5:03

Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (excerpt)
CSO/Defauw
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
7:25

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
CSO/Rodzinski
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
4:05

Episode 2

Mahler: Symphony No. 5, III (excerpt)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430804
3:06

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3,Scottish, II
CSO/Rodzinski
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
4:00

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
CSO/Kubelik
Mercury 519202
8:15

Suk: Meditations on an Ancient Czech Choral, “Holy Wenceslaus”
CSO/Kubelik
CSO telecast
6:49

Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
CSO/Kubelik
CSO 100th Anniversary box set
28:44

Episode 3

Strauss, arr. Reiner: Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes (excerpt)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 68160
2:23

Wagner: Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
CSO/Reiner
RCA 4738
13:15

Brahms: Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 1 in d minor, II
CSO/Reiner; Rubenstein, p.
RCA 63034
13:17

Strauss: “Was willst du, fremder Mensch?” fr. Elektra
CSO/Reiner; Borkh, s.; Schöffler, bar.
RCA 67900
:49, 21:35

Strauss, arr. Reiner: Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes (excerpt)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 68160
1:56

Episode 4

Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade (excerpts)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 68168
1:27

Martinon: Symphony No. 4, Op. 53,Altitudes(excerpt)
CSO/Martinon
1:18, 11:56

Wagner: Overture fr. Der Fliegende Holländer
CSO/Solti
Lon 460982
11:02

Bartók: Divertimento for Strings, finale
CSO/Solti
Lon 470516
7:08

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in c minor,Resurrection, V (excerpts)
CSO/Solti
Lon 410202
4:51, 13:31

Episode 5

Fred Fisher:Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould, conductor
Benny Goodman, cl.
CSO 100th Anniversary Box Set
2:33

Joseph Haydn: Concerto in Eb Major for Trumpet and Orchestra, III
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, conductor
Bud Herseth, trumpet
DG B000002502
4:38

WA Mozart: Concerto in B-flat Major for Bassoon and Orchestra, II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, conductor
Willard Elliot, bassoon
DG B000002502
6:19

Robert Schumann: Konzertstück in F Major for 4 Horns and Orchestra, Op. 86, I
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Dale Clevenger, Thomas Howell, Norman Schweikert, & Richard Oldberg, horns
DG B000002502
7:34

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra in f minor, II
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Gordon Jacobs, tuba
DG B000002502
4:32

Giuseppe Verdi: Otello; Act 1
Una vela! Unna vela!
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Riccardo Muti, conductor
Aleksandrs Antonenko, tenor; Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano; Barbara Di Castri, mezzo soprano,Carlo Guelfi, baritone, Juan Francisco Gatelli, bass; Michael Spyres, tenor
CSO Resound 9011303
4:12

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
IV: Marche au supplice; V: Songe d’une Nuit du Sabbat
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor
CSO Resound 9011501
16:31

Giuseppe Verdi: Da Requiem; Sanctus
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, conductor
Barbara Frittoli,soprano;Olga Borodina, mezzo soprano;Mario Zeffiri, tenor; Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
CSO Resound 9011008
2:36