Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra Hall Thirty-Third Season 1923/1924
New York Symphony Orchestra Program October 18, 1925 Orchestra Hall Chicago (Ad for Roald Amunsen Lecture - Our Airplane Dash for the North Pole.)
Orchestra Hall: A Chronicle of Its Architecture and Acoustics
Seiji Ozawa & The Chicago Symphony O Rchestra - The Complete Rca Recordin Gs
Seiji Ozawa & The Chicago Symphony O Rchestra
He is one of those rarities, a natural conductor, exclaimed one reviewer after Seiji Ozawas Chicago Symphony debut on July 16, 1963 at the orchestras Ravinia Festival. His technical facility is phenomenal, his sense of rhythm both solid and subtle, and his knowledge of scores detailed and intimate. Another Chicago critic concurred: His conducting technique reminds you of his teacher, Herbert von Karajan, in that it lays the score in the lap of the orchestra with transparency of gesture and human communication, then commands acceptance. At the end of the season, the 27-year-old podium sensation was appointed the festivals first-ever music director, and in the years that followed Ozawa also became a regular CSO guest at Orchestra Hall, its downtown home. Between 1965 and 1968, he and the orchestra made a series of remarkable albums for RCA. Collected here for the first time in a single box of 6 CDs, they represent an early high-point perhaps unsurpassed in the Japanese maestros long and distinguished recording career. Featured among these dynamic Ozawa/Chicago performances are three cornerstones of the symphonic repertoire: the Beethoven and Tchaikovsky Fifth Symphonies and the Schubert Unfinished, all remastered from the original analogue tapes for this edition. The very first alb...
- Brand: Sony Masterworks
- ASIN: B01MZ069X9
- UPC: 889853921027
Chicago at Symphony Hall (Jan 25 & 28 2014)
Brahms The Symphonies
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to release their latest recordings on BSO Classics--a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall in November 2016, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO's Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons on Deutsche Grammophon. This new Brahms symphony cycle follows two others recorded previously by the BSO, under Erich Leinsdorf in the mid-1960s and Bernard Haitink in the early 1990s. ''It makes me so proud and happy,'' observes Andris Nelsons, ''that the Boston Symphony Orchestra of today, filled with so many great musicians, will now have its own place in recorded history with this amazing music.''
- Brand: Brioso
- ASIN: B06XV2RLTG
- UPC: 828020003425
Claudio Abbado (1933 2014) fell under the spell of Mahler s music during his years as a student in Vienna. His first memories of Mahler, conducted by Bruno Walter, Dimitri Mitropoulos and Leonard Bernstein, left a deep impression: Their interpretations were great; each of them had such a strong personality. In 1963, Abbado travelled to New York as winner of the Mitropoulos Conducting Competition to work as Bernstein s assistant at the New York Philharmonic. In 2010 he recalled a Mahler rehearsal: I remember very well during the rehearsal of Mahler s Second Symphony that Bernstein went to sit in the hall and asked me to get on the podium. He wanted to hear the very complex part, in the finale, where the principal ideas are played by the small orchestra offstage. Bernstein was surprised and very happy that I was aware of how difficult this passage was.The inaugural concerts of Abbado s hand-picked Lucerne Festival Orchestra took place in August 2003 and included Mahler s Second Symphony, which again was recorded live. Over the next decade, Mahler was at the heart of Abbado s Lucerne programmes, and in August 2011 he conducted the Adagio from the Tenth (it would be his last Lucerne Mahler). Abbado s final Mahler concerts were all in Italy: in December 2011, the Orchestra Mozart (whi...
- Brand: Deutsche Grammophon
- ASIN: B00JJ9DYMY
- UPC: 028947932048
Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow - Sym Nos. 5; 8 & 9 [2 CD]
Shostakovich Under Stalin's Shadow - Sym Nos. 5;
Andris Nelsons is the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and in fall 2015 he was announced as Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, commencing in the 2017/18 season. With both appointments, and in leading a pioneering alliance between these two esteemed institutions, Andris Nelsons is firmly underlined as one of the most renowned and innovative conductors on the international scene today.The goal is a complete Shostakovich cycle on Deutsche Grammophon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.Andris Nelsons even though he is only in his mid 30s has had a long journey with Shostakovich. He is one of the last conductors of his generation who still grew up in the Russian and, more especially, the Soviet musical tradition ever since he started his training as a conductor. He studied in St Petersburg with Alexander Titov and also with Mariss Jansons. His new orchestra has had a great tradition in performing many of Shostakovichs works in America for the first time.This recording provides a kaleidoscope of Shostakovichs struggle with historical events and political pressures. The pre-war eclectic but accessible and popular 5th, in which he would seem to bow to political pressure, ensured his temporary rehabilitation. The beautiful but dark and gloomy mid-war...
- Brand: Deutsche Grammophon
- ASIN: B01BIH5U1W
- UPC: 028947952015
Sing For The Day!
Sing For The
Sing For The Day! showcases Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw's rousing2016 solo turn with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra,under the direction of principal conductor/founder Liza Grossman.Alongside guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich and backed by thenext generation of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, Shawalso celebrates the tenth anniversary of Styx's triumphant 2006 One WithEverything performance with the CYO. Here, the CYO & Chorus bring new lifeto many classic band and solo tracks in front of an enthusiastic audienceat the intimate Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, including "Blue CollarMan," "Girls With Guns," "High Enough," "Too Much Time on My Hands,""Crystal Ball" (featuring the debut of its never-recorded lost verse), andmost especially "Renegade," highlighted by an epic guitar/violin duelbetween Shaw and a noted CYO alum. "It was so much bigger and moreeverlasting than any of us imagined it would be," marvels Shaw - now seeand hear just how magical Sing was for yourself.CD Track Listing1. Overture2. Girls With Guns3. Too Much Time On My Hands4. Fooling Yourself5. Diamond6. Crystal Ball7. Boat On The River8. Sing For The Day9. Renegade10. Man In The Wilderness11. Come Again12. High Enough13. Blue Collar Man
- Brand: Eagle Rock Entertainment
- ASIN: B07CLRGHGF
- UPC: 826992041421
Charles Munch - The Complete RCA Album Collection
Charles Munch - The Complete RCA Album
Sony Classical presents a new reissue of all the recordings that Charles Munch, one of the most dynamic and charismatic conductors of the 20th century, made for RCA Victor while in Boston conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Munch turned the BSO into arguably the greatest French orchestra in the world while preserving its sovereignty in the American, Austro-German, central European and Russian repertoires. An 86-CD box set, The Complete Album Collection marks the first time that this cornerstone of the classical catalogue has been available in a single box with 16 works new to CD and 29 works newly remastered from the original analogue tapes. The new set also contain Munch s 1963 French-music compilation with the Philadelphia Orchestra for American Columbia. Charles Munch was born in Strasbourg in 1891, during the brief period when Alsace-Lorraine was part of the German Empire. He himself straddled the two cultures: trained as a violinist at the conservatories of Strasbourg and Paris, he was conscripted into the German army in World War I. After the war he taught at the conservatory and played in the orchestra of Strasbourg (by then French again) from 1920 until he was appointed concertmaster of the illustrious Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1926 under Wilhelm Furtwängler ...
- Brand: Rca Red Seal
- ASIN: B01FQSUR8K
- UPC: 888751697928
Furtwangler: Symphony No. 2
Furtwangler: Symphony No.
Wilhelm Furtwängler is best known as a conductor; he saw himself, however, as a composer who conducted. His first symphony is somewhat of a bore, and while the second, composed in 1944-45, does not break any new compositional ground, it still fascinates. At 82 minutes, it's seen as a long last gasp of German Romanticism (Bruckner comes to mind). The third movement, probably the most entertaining, has Russian and Finnish (Sibelian) overtones, and the wind writing, over and under the swirling strings, is distinguished. In fact, Furtwängler proves himself to be a wise orchestrator--note the prominent bassoons in the first movement, the bass clarinet near the close of the third, and the near-epic brass chorales in the last. This recording, led by the Furtwängler-like Barenboim and gloriously played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, replaces the scrappy Marco Polo release and certainly sonically outclasses the composer's own performance on Orfeo, but the leisurely tempi employed by Barenboim (seven minutes slower than on Marco Polo and two minutes slower than the composer's) mean that it requires two CDs rather than one. Not a masterpiece, but a masterly performance of a work that deserves to be heard more often. --Robert Levine
- ASIN: B000067DO3
- UPC: 809274349521
Jascha Heifetz Plays Great Violin Co Ncertos - Sony Classical Masters
Jascha Heifetz Plays Great Violin Co Ncertos -
- German pressings of the immense Sony Classical Masters Catalog in smart, desirable and collectible multi-disc editions - The Sony catalog is replete with legendary artists and many of the greatest recordings of the classical repertoire - Box fronts feature large, prominently displayed photo of the featured artist - Slender, shelf-friendly boxes; CD's housed in space-saving slipsleeves
- Brand: Sony Masterworks
- ASIN: B0042GNDO8
- UPC: 886977613821
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Copland Conducts Copland [Blu-ray]
Copland Conducts Copland
This concert film made in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in 1976 captures a memorable performance conducted by the doyen of American composers, Aaron Copland (19001990). It includes some of his greatest and most attractive music, from the patriotic flourish of Fanfare for the Common Man and the spirited orchestral fantasy El Salon Mexico, to the colloquial warmth of his suite from the opera The Tender Land. Of particular importance is the collaboration with the great Benny Goodman in the masterwork he commissioned and premiered, the Clarinet Concerto.
- Brand: Naxos
- ASIN: B079B358DZ
- UPC: 730099006866
Beethoven 9 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Riccardo Muti
On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. An exhilarating testament to the hu...
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Jupiter from Holst's 'The Planets'
This year marks the centennial of Holst’s The Planets, a seven-movement orchestral suite, which the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs May 26-31 under guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru. In this video, the CSO performs the work’s fourth movement, “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” full of brass f...
Muti Conducts Pines of Rome
Riccardo Muti leads an evening of dramatic and evocative works, pairing Respighi’s captivating Pines of Rome with a rare performance of Bizet’s own portrait of the great city. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Riccardo Muti, conductor Videography: ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2019 ...