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  • The Mozart Effect

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    While the Mozart effect may be a myth, the legendary composer certainly was a musical genius. Sharpen your focus or simply relax with this playlist of Mozart's music performed by musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Featured works include Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony No. 40, Gran Pa...

  • Muti conducts Philip Glass (excerpt)

    Riccardo Muti conducts Philip Glass’ Symphony No. 11, a colorful, exuberant score that the composer wrote for his own 80th birthday celebration.

  • Yeh Plays Berlioz

    When it premiered in 1830, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique astounded musicians and audiences alike with its innovative instrumentation, form and exploration of extra-musical plot. In this Orchestral Excerpt Insight, CSO Assistant Principal Clarinet and E-flat Clarinet John Bruce Yeh demons...

  • Strauss & Hailstork

    Two large chamber works by Richard Strauss frame Adolphus Hailstork’s Arabesques, a sunny and virtuosic piece for flute and percussion, on this final CSO Sessions episode of season 1. The program opens with Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a work for string septet that embodies the complex emotions of the...

  • Muti conducts Florence Price's Andante moderato

    Happy birthday, Florence Price! Celebrate the trailblazing Black composer on April 9 with a performance of her heartfelt serenade, Andante moderato, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Riccardo Muti.

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  • Muti Conducts Beethoven 9

    Experience what Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti calls “the work of a divine architect” in this special encore presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Recorded live September 18, 2014, at Orchestra Hall during one of the opening programs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 season, th...