CD Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Discs 8
Record Label Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date April 28, 2017

Celebrating extraordinary partnerships between legendary conductors and great orchestras, Deutsche Grammophon's Conductors & Orchestras series features eight albums in their original jackets.

Perhaps the most unexpectedly successful of Abbado's various musical associations was the four outstanding years he spent as principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It proved a match made in heaven. He inspired the Chicagoans to produce a sparkling, lithe, shimmering intensity, underpinned by a brooding sense of sonic power.


Disc 1:

Béla Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Béla Bartók, Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95

Maurizio Pollini (piano)

1980 Grammy® Award, Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)

Disc 2:

Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Disc 3:

Felix Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

Max Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Shlomo Mintz (violin)

Disc 4:

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major

Disc 5:

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C minor, "Resurrection"

Carol Neblett (soprano)
Marilyn Horne (mezzo-soprano)
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis (conductor)

Disc 6:

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Disc 7:

Sergei Prokofiev, Scythian Suite, Op. 20, "Ala and Lolly"

Sergei Prokofiev, Lieutenant Kijé, Symphonic Suite, Op. 60

Frédéric Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Ivo Pogorelich (piano)

Disc 8:

Sergei Prokofiev, Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19

Sergei Prokofiev, Concerto for Violin No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

Sholomo Mintz (violin)