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Complete Chicago Recordings 108cd

Georg Solti
Solti’s remarkable partnership with the CSO began in 1954, when Solti first led the Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival. He returned to Chicago for guest engagements with the Lyric Opera in 1956, made his Chicago Orchestra Hall debut on December 9, 1965, and his first concerts as Music Director were in September 1969. Solti served as Music Director for 22 years (1969-1991) and Music Director Laureate for a further 7 years until his passing (1991-1997) and is credited with greatly extending and building the Orchestra's reputation worldwide – starting in 1971 with its first foreign tour.

“[Solti and Chicago] was a musical marriage made in heaven. They very much appreciated his style of musicianship and his style of leadership. Equally, he found the precision of their sound very much to his liking.” JAMES MALLINSON, Producer on many of Solti’s recordings with the CSO

The set is comprised of 108 CDs chronologically presenting Solti’s and the CSO’s complete recorded legacy together.

(Decca) 4831375

Track Listing Extract:
Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String') St Matthew Passion, BWV244 Hans Peter Blochwitz (Evangelist) Mass in B minor, BWV232 Felicity Lott, Anne Sofie von Otter, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Gwynne Howell
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116 Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77 Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36 Kyung Wha Chung (violin) Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106 Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113 The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite) Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97 Romanian Folk Dances for orchestra, Sz. 68, BB 76

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (complete) Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows, Martti Talvela Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 Fidelio, Op. 72 Hildegard Behrens, Peter Hofmann, Hans Sotin, Theo Adam Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral' Jessye Norman, Reinhild Runkel, Robert Schunk, Hans Sotin Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral' Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica' Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Berg: Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 Les Francs-juges Overture, Op. 3 La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24 Kenneth Riegel, Frederica von Stade, José van Dam, Malcolm King Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations' Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (Complete) Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Bernd Weikl (baritone) Tragic Overture, Op. 81

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic' Symphony No. 9 in D Minor Symphony No. 8 in C minor Symphony No. 2 in C Minor Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony' Symphony No. 0 in D minor 'Nullte' Symphony No. 1 in C minor Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune La Mer Trois Nocturnes La Mer Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Tune, Op. 25
Downs: Bear Down, Chicago Bears
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 'From the New World'
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'
Handel: Messiah Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Keith Lewis, Gwynne Howell
Haydn: The Creation The Seasons Ruth Ziesak, Uwe Heilmann, René Pape The Creation Ruth Ziesak, Herbert Lippert, René Pape

Kodály: Háry János Suite
Liszt: A Faust Symphony, S108 Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97 Mephisto Waltz No. 1 Hungarian Rhapsody, S359 No. 2 in D minor

Mahler: Symphony No. 5 Das irdische Leben (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Verlorne Müh' (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Rheinlegendchen (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Symphony No. 6 in A minor 'Tragic' Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (4 songs, complete) Symphony No. 7 Symphony No. 8 in E flat major 'Symphony of a Thousand' Das Lied von der Erde René Kollo (tenor), Yvonne Minton (mezzo) Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' Isobel Buchanan, Mira Zakai Symphony No. 3 Sylvia Greenberg (contralto) Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan' Symphony No. 4 Symphony No. 5

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish' Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 'Italian'

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K504 'Prague' Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Khovanshchina: Prelude Songs and Dances of Death

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'
Ravel: Boléro Le tombeau de Couperin - Orchestral version
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture
Schoenberg: Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 Moses und Aron Philip Langridge, Franz Mazura, Sally Schweikert, Elizabeth Gottlieb, Karen Brunssen, Roald Henderson, Bradley Nystrom, William Kirkwood, Barbara Bonney, Aage Haugland

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65 Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 'Babi Yar' Symphony No. 15 in A major, Op. 141

Smith, J S: The Star-Spangled Banner
Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Strauss, R: Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 Don Juan, Op. 20

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Petrushka (1911 version) Jeu de cartes Symphony in 3 movements Symphony in C Symphony of Psalms

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique' Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

Tippett: Symphony No. 4 Byzantium Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles

Tredici: Final Alice Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Gli arredi festivi (from Nabucco) Gerusalem! (from I Lombardi) O signore, dal tetto natio (from I Lombardi) Tre volte (from Macbeth) Patria oppressa (from Macbeth) Le rube, gli stupri (from I Masnadieri) Zitti, Zitti (from Rigoletto) Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore) Squilli, echeggi la tromba (from Il Trovatore) Noi siamo zingarelle (from La Traviata) Posa in pace (from Un Ballo in Maschera) Spuntato ecco il di d'esultanza (from Don Carlo) Gloria all'Egitto (from Aida) Sanctus (from Requiem)
Otello Luciano Pavarotti, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leo Nucci, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Elzbieta Ardam, John Keyes,
Requiem Leontyne Price, Janet Baker, Veriano Luchetti, José van Dam

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Der fliegende Holländer: Overture Tannhäuser: Overture Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Ben Heppner, Karita Mattila, Albert Dohmen, Roberto Sacca, Alan Opie

Weber: Oberon Overture
Weiner, Leó: Csongor and Tünde, suite, Op. 10b: Introduction & Scherzo

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