Sir Georg Solti opens this program with Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun—featuring longtime principal flute Donald Peck—recorded during Solti’s final season as the Orchestra’s eighth music director. Returning as music director laureate, Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Haydn’s oratorio The Creation.
Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, by Claude Debussy
Chicago Symphony Orchesta; Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Donald Peck, flute
The Creation, by Joseph Haydn
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor; Ruth Ziesak, soprano; Herbert Lippert, tenor; René Pape, bass; Anton Scharinger, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director; David Schrader, fortepiano; John Sharp, cello; Joseph Guastafeste, bass