CSO Resound Announces 14th Release, VERDI'S OTHELLO
Riccardo Muti's vast catalog of recordings, numbering in the hundreds, ranges from the traditional symphonic and operatic repertoires to contemporary works. He also has written two books, Verdi, l'italiano (published in Italian and German) and Riccardo Muti: An Autobiography: First the Music, Then the Words, which has been published in several languages.
About the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (cso.org)
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is consistently hailed as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. Its music director since 2010 is Riccardo Muti, one of the preeminent conductors of our day. The venerable Pierre Boulez is the CSO's Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus. The renowned musicians of the CSO annually perform more than 150 concerts, most at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago and, in the summer, at the suburban Ravinia Festival. The CSO also appears in other U.S. cities and each year tours internationally. Since its founding in 1891, the Orchestra has made 56 international tours, visiting 28 countries on five continents. At home and on tour, tickets are always in high demand and frequently sold out; occasional performances and rehearsals are free.
The CSO is part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), which also includes the acclaimed Chicago Symphony Chorus; the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a unique training orchestra; CSO Radio broadcasts and webcasts worldwide; and CSO Resound, a best-selling record label. Recordings by the CSO have won 62 Grammys, more than any other artist or ensemble. Through its Symphony Center Presents series, the CSOA offers dozens of performances each year by famous guest artists of jazz, pop, contemporary, world, and classical music. Through its Institute for Learning, Access, and Training, the CSOA offers a variety of youth, community and education programs, all of which are based on the concept of Citizen Musicianship, using and promoting the power of music to contribute to our culture, our communities, and the lives of others. Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma is the CSOA's Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant; Deborah F. Rutter, a highly regarded arts executive, is the CSOA's president.
About CSO Resound (cso.org/Resound)
Since its founding in 1891, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has amassed an extensive and critically acclaimed catalog of commercial recordings that have won a total of 62 Grammy Awards. In 2007, in order to broaden the reach of the Orchestra, the CSO launched its own record label, CSO Resound. All CSO Resound releases are selected from live recordings of CSO concerts in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center.
CSO Resound releases include Verdi's Messa da Requiem conducted by Riccardo Muti (2010 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance); Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live; Mahler's First, Second, Third and Sixth symphonies, conducted by former CSO Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink; Poulenc's Gloria with Jessica Rivera and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé, conducted by Haitink; and Bruckner's Seventh Symphony, also conducted by Haitink; Stravinsky's complete Pulcinella, Symphony in Three Movements and Four Études, conducted by Pierre Boulez; Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago, with Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, the Silk Road Ensemble and conductors Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Alan Gilbert (2008 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical); and a download-only recording of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony under Myung-Whun Chung.
A two-disc CD/DVD set of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 conducted by Bernard Haitink (2008 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance), with video of the CSO's Beyond the Score exploration of the work, was released in August 2008.