The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago, Illinois. For chorus credit use Chicago Symphony Chorus.
It is one of the five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five". Founded in 1891, the Symphony makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010.

Music Directors
Theodore Thomas 1891–1905
Frederick Stock 1905–42
Désiré Defauw 1943–47
Artur Rodzinski 1947–48
Rafael Kubelik 1950–53
Fritz Reiner 1953–63
Jean Martinon 1963–68
Irwin Hoffman 1968–69
Georg Solti 1969–91
Daniel Barenboim 1991–2006
Bernard Haitink 2006–10
Riccardo Muti – since 2010

Principal Guest Conductors
Carlo Maria Giulini (1969–72)
Claudio Abbado (1982–85)
Georg Solti (1991–97) – Music Director Laureate
Pierre Boulez (1995–2006)

Composers-in-Residence
John Corigliano 1987–90
Shulamit Ran 1990–97
Augusta Read Thomas 1997–2006
Osvaldo Golijov 2006–10
Mark-Anthony Turnage 2006–10
Anna Clyne 2010–15
Mason Bates 2010–15
Samuel Adams – since 2015
Elizabeth Ogonek – since 2015
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Members:
Adolph Herseth, Adolph Weiss, Adrian Da Prato, Akiko Tarumoto, Albert Igolnikov, Albert Payson, Alex Klein (4), Alfred Frankenstein, Alfred Wallenstein, Alice Lawrence Baker, Alison Dalton, Allan Graham (2), Arnold Brostoff, Arnold Jacobs, Arthur Krehbiel, Baird Dodge, Barbara Fraser, Betty Lambert, Blair Milton, Bradley Opland, Brant Taylor, Bruce Grainger, Burl Lane, Byron Peebles, Carl Racine, Carol Baum, Carroll Martin, Catherine Brubaker, Charles Geyer, Charles Pikler, Charles Vernon, Charlie Schuchat, Chicago Symphony Strings, Chicago Symphony Winds, Chris Martin (20), Clark Brody, Clarke Kessler, Cornelius Chiu, Craig Morris (3), Cynthia Yeh, Dale Clevenger, Daniel Armstrong (4), Daniel Gingrich, Daniel Orbach, Daniel Saidenberg, David Chickering, David Cooper (30), David Filerman, David Greenbaum, David Griffin (2), David Herbert (3), David Sanders (6), David Schrader, David Taylor (20), David Van Vactor, Diane Mues, Donald Evans (2), Donald Koss, Donald Moline, Donald Peck, Edgar Muenzer, Edmund Kurtz, Edmund Schuëcker, Edward Atkatz, Edward Druzinsky, Edward Metzenger, Edwin Barker, Ella Braker, Eric Wicks, Erik Harris, Ernst Friedlander, Eugene Izotov, Florence Schwartz, Floyd Cooley, Fox Fehling, Francis Akos, Frank Brouk, Frank Crisafulli, Frank Fiatarone, Frank Kaderabek, Franklyn D'Antonio, Fred Spector, Frederick Stock, Fritz Reiner, Gail Williams, Gary Stucka, Gene Pokorny, George Palermo, George Schick, George Sopkin, George Vosburgh, Gil Breines, Gina DiBello, Glenn Dodson, Gordon Peters, Gregory Smith (4), Grover Schiltz, Harold D. Klatz, Harold Newton, Harold Siegel, Harry Brabec, Heidi Turner, Herman Clebanoff, Hermine Gagné, Hugh A. Cowden, Hui Liu, Irving Ilmer, Irwin Fischer, Isadore Zverow, Jacques Israelievitch, James Gilbertsen, James Ross (16), James Smelser, Jay Friedman, Jeanette Bittar, Jennie Wagner, Jerry Grossman, Jerry Sabransky, Jerry Sirucek, Jocelyn Davis-Beck, John Bartholomew, John Bruce Yeh, John Hagstrom, John Sharp (6), John Swallow, John Weicher, Jonathan Pegis, Jorja Fleezanis, Joseph Di Bello, Joseph Golan, Joseph Guastafeste, Joseph Sciacchitano, Joseph Stepansky, Joyce Noh, Julius Baker, Karen Dirks, Karin Ursin, Karl Fruh, Katinka Kleijn, Kimberly Wright (3), Larry Combs, Laura Hamilton, Laurence Thorstenberg, Lawrence Neuman, Lawrie Bloom, Lee Lane, Lei Hou, Leonard Chausow, Leonard Sharrow, Leonard Sorkin, Leonore Glazer, Li-Kuo Chang, Lionel Sayers, Lois Schaefer, Loren Brown, Louis Lowenstein, Louise Dixon (2), Lynne Turner, Mark Kraemer, Mark Ridenour, Mary Sauer, Mathieu Dufour (2), Maxwell Raimi, Melanie Kupchynsky, Michael Henoch, Michael Hovnanian, Michael Krasnopolsky, Michael Mulcahy, Mihaela Ashkenasi, Mihaela Ionescu, Mihaly Virizlay, Milan Yancich, Milton Preves, Mischa Mischakoff, Mitchell Lurie, Nancy Park, Nathan Cole, Nisanne Graff, Nisanne Howell, Norman Schweikert, Oscar Chausow, Otakar Sroubek, Oto Carrillo, Patricia Dash, Paul Kahn (2), Paul Phillips (4), Perry Crafton, Philip Blum, Philip Farkas, Qing Hou, Rachel Goldstein, Ray Still, Raymond Niwa, Renold Schilke, Richard Ferrin, Richard Graef, Richard Hirschl, Richard Kanter, Richard Lottridge, Richard Oldberg, Robert Chen, Robert Kassinger, Robert La Marchina, Robert Swan, Roberta Freier, Roger Cline, Ronald Satkiewicz, Royal Johnson (2), Rubén González (2), Russell Hershow, Sam Denov, Samuel Feinzimer, Samuel Gardner, Samuel Magad, Samuel Thaviu, Sando Shia, Sarah Bullen, Sheppard Lehnhoff, Sherman Walt, Sidney Harth, Sidney Weiss, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Stephen Balderston, Stephen Lester, Stephen Williamson, Susan Synnestvedt, Susanna Drake, Tauno Hannikainen, Theodore Ratzer, Theodore Silavin, Thomas Glenecke, Thomas Howell, Thomas Wright (4), Tim Cobb, Timothy Kent, Tom Hall (6), Victor Aitay, Vincent Cichowicz, Walfrid Kujala, Wayne Balmer, Wayne Barrington, Weijing Wang, Wendell Hoss, Wilbur Simpson, Wilhelm Middelschulte, Willard Elliot, William Buchman, William Faldner, William Hector, William Scarlett, William Schoen, Yuan Qing Yu, Yukiko Ogura (2)
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M 47 Suite, Opus 19 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock, Dohnanyi* Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock, Dohnanyi* - Suite, Opus 19(3xShellac, 12", Album) Victrola M 47 US 1929 Sell This Version
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M-395 Nutcracker Suite (Op. 71a) — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock Tchaikovsky*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock - Nutcracker Suite (Op. 71a) (Album) Columbia Masterworks M-395 1939 Sell This Version
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m-413 Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra, Op35 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky* - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Frederick Stock Violin: Nathan Milstein Tchaikovsky* - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Frederick Stock Violin: Nathan Milstein - Concerto In D Major For Violin And Orchestra, Op35 (Album) Columbia Masterworks m-413 US 1940 Sell This Version
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MX 203 Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 - Donna Diana Overture — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock / Enesco* Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Frederick Stock / Enesco* - Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 - Donna Diana Overture (Album) Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks, Columbia Masterworks MX 203 US 1941 Sell This Version
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X-232 Two Glazunov Waltzes — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Alexander Glazunov, Frederick Stock, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Alexander Glazunov, Frederick Stock, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Two Glazunov Waltzes(2xShellac, 12", Album, Aut) Columbia Masterworks X-232 US 1942 Sell This Version
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DM 950 Symphony In B Flat Major, Op. 20 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock / Chausson* The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock / Chausson* - Symphony In B Flat Major, Op. 20(4xShellac, 12", Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 950 US 1944 Sell This Version
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SP 14 The Birds (Gli Ucilli) — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Respigni*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw Respigni*, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw - The Birds (Gli Ucilli)(2xShellac, 12", Album) Victor Red Seal SP 14 US 1945 Sell This Version
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DM 1208 Water Music Suite / Concerto Grosso No. 21, In D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10 / Xerxes: Largo — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Handel* / Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw Handel* / Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw - Water Music Suite / Concerto Grosso No. 21, In D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10 / Xerxes: Largo(4xShellac, 12", Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1208 US 1946 Sell This Version
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DM 1196 Concerto In E Minor Op. 64 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mischa Elman, Désiré Defauw, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Mischa Elman, Désiré Defauw, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Concerto In E Minor Op. 64 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1196 US 1947 Sell This Version
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DM 1258 Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1258 US 1948 Sell This Version
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DM 1212 Gayne, Ballet Suite — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Gayne, Ballet Suite (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal DM 1212 US 1948 Sell This Version
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WCT 19, WCT-19, 17-0083, 17-0084, 17-0085, 17-0086, 17-0087 Beethoven*, Artur Schnabel, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock Beethoven*, Artur Schnabel, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Stock - "Emperor" Concerto For Piano And Orchestra (Album, Single) RCA Victor Red Seal WCT 19, WCT-19, 17-0083, 17-0084, 17-0085, 17-0086, 17-0087 US 1950 Sell This Version
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MG 50001 Music For Stringed Instruments, Percussion And Celesta / Concerto Grosso For String Orchestra With Piano Obbligato — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bela Bartok* / Ernest Bloch - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Bela Bartok* / Ernest Bloch - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Music For Stringed Instruments, Percussion And Celesta / Concerto Grosso For String Orchestra With Piano Obbligato (Album) Mercury Classics (3), Mercury MG 50001 US 1951 Sell This Version
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MG50007, MG 50007 Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brahms*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brahms*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 68 Mercury MG50007, MG 50007 Canada 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 50006, MLP 7518 Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 Tchaikovsky* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Tchaikovsky* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 6 In B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" Mercury, Mercury MG 50006, MLP 7518 France 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 50000 Pictures At An Exhibition — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Moussorgsky*, Ravel*, Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Moussorgsky*, Ravel*, Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Pictures At An Exhibition (Album) Mercury, Mercury Classics (3) MG 50000 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MG 50002 Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 95 ( Dvorak* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Dvorak* - Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 95 ("From The New World") (Album) Mercury MG 50002 US 1952 Sell This Version
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RL 3008 Symphony No. 7,  — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Franz Schubert, Frederick Stock, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Franz Schubert, Frederick Stock, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 7, (Album) Columbia Masterworks RL 3008 Canada 1953 Sell This Version
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OL-2-100 My Fatherland Smetana*, Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Smetana*, Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - My Fatherland "Má Vlast" Symphonic Cycle (Album) Mercury, Mercury Classics (3) OL-2-100 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG-50026, MG50026, MG 50026 5 Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 16 / Music For Stringed Instruments, Percussion And Celesta — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Schoenberg* / Bartok* - Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Schoenberg* / Bartok* - Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - 5 Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 16 / Music For Stringed Instruments, Percussion And Celesta Mercury, Mercury, Mercury, Mercury Living Presence, Mercury Living Presence, Mercury Living Presence MG-50026, MG50026, MG 50026 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG 50015 Symphony No. 38 In D, K.504 / Symphony No. 34 In C, K.338 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* Mozart*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 38 In D, K.504 / Symphony No. 34 In C, K.338 Mercury MG 50015 US 1953 Sell This Version
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LBC-1061 Violin Concerto — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tchaikovsky*, Erica Morini, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw Tchaikovsky*, Erica Morini, Chicago Symphony Orchestra*, Désiré Defauw - Violin Concerto (Album) RCA Victor LBC-1061 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG-50027, MG 50027 Symphonic Metamorphoses / Concerto Grosso — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hindemith* / Bloch*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hindemith* / Bloch*, Rafael Kubelik Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphonic Metamorphoses / Concerto Grosso (Album) Mercury Classics (3), Mercury MG-50027, MG 50027 US 1953 Sell This Version
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ALP.1083, ALP 1083 Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36 — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Rafael Kubelik, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 36 (Album) Mercury ALP.1083, ALP 1083 UK 1953 Sell This Version
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LM-1806 Salomé: Dance Of The Seven Veils / Also Sprach Zarathustra — The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Richard Strauss - Fritz Reiner Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Richard Strauss - Fritz Reiner Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Salomé: Dance Of The Seven Veils / Also Sprach Zarathustra (Album) RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1806 US 1954 Sell This Version