For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times
Tuesdays at 8:00 pm
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, WFMT and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have partnered to launch a new six-program broadcast series. Riccardo Muti, music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, has curated the programs. Selections include CSO concert programs from Muti’s tenure as music director, CSO Resound recordings led by Muti and other conductors, as well as archival CSO concert performances and commercial recordings. “During these times of uncertainty, and with the absence of live music in our concert halls, I hope that people everywhere will remain connected to the wonderful artistry of the Chicago Symphony through these special programs,” said Muti.
Listen to the most recent episodes of Maestro’s Choice here.
Fritz Reiner conducts Copland, Hindemith, and Prokofiev
This program features recordings made by the CSO and its sixth music director Fritz Reiner. Included are works by Copland, Hindemith, and Prokofiev.
The CSO in Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel
Conductors Erich Leinsdorf, Jean Martinon, Rafael Kubelík, Sir Georg Sotli, and Fritz Reiner lead the CSO in selections by Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel.
Sir Georg Solti conducts Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner
Sir Georg Solti, eighth music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is featured in the program with work by Mozart, Strauss, and Wagner
Muti at the Opera
One of today’s leading interpreters of the music of Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Italian opera favorites on this composite program.