Hear the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by then-music director Sir Georg Solti, perform Beethoven’s transcendent Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, recorded at Orchestra Hall in May 1989. Originally presented by PBS' Great Performances, this program also features Solti at the piano in his London studio and during a rehearsal at Orchestra Hall as he provides insights about Beethoven's most famous work.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Estate of Sir Georg Solti, Lady Solti
Sir Humphrey Burton
PBS' Great Performances
WTTW: Michael McKee and Allison Schein Holmes
Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
EXTRAS (available on web only)
Read: Program book from May 1989
Please note that the performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, listed in the program book, is not part of the video.