Conducted by Stéphane Denève, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs Symphonie fantastique: Épisode de la vie d’un artiste … en cinq parties (Fantastical Symphony: An Episode in the Life of an Artist, in Five Parts) Op. 14, by the French romantic era composer Hector Berlioz.
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On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” 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 the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of honors. An exhilarating testament to the human spirit, Beethoven’s Ninth bursts with brooding power and kinetic energy and culminates in the exultant hymn, “Ode to Joy.” The video is now available free by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra channel on demand for all to enjoy!
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Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by the legendary Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo, Daniel Barenboim plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Spanish: Noches en los jardines de España), G. 49 by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla.
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Accompanied by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Maxim Vengerov (Born: August 20, 1974) performs Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
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