Evening Concert

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast

Mahler's "8th Symphony" (Symphony of a Thousand)

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast”. You’ll hear a Grammy-winning performance of Mahler’s “8th Symphony”, the “Symphony of a Thousand”, made in Vienna in 1971 featuring vocal soloists Heather Harper and Lucia Popp among others. Sir Georg Solti conducted the performance.

Tuesday, July 18: 7:00 pm: Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO 23-29)

Solti Conducts Mahler’s 8th

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543 Sir George Solti, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major (Symphony of a Thousand)

George Solti, conductor; Heather Harper, soprano; Lucia Popp, soprano; Arleen Augér, soprano; Yvonne Minton, contralto; Helen Watts, contralto; René Kollo, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, baritone; Martti Talvela, bass; Wiener Staatsophernchor; Norman Balatsch, director; Wiener Singverein; Helmut Froschauer, director; Wiener Sängerknaben; 1971 (London)