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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Vinyl Records

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is one of the world’s premier orchestras and one of the United States’ most celebrated musical institutions. Founded in 1891, the CSO has been a mainstay of the Chicago musical scene for over a century. The CSO is renowned for its innovative programming, impeccable musicianship, and dedication to artistic excellence.

The CSO has recorded a number of standout albums, including their most recent release, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Movies. The album features a collection of classic film scores from Hollywood’s Golden Age, including music from iconic films such as Psycho, The Godfather, and Star Wars. The CSO has also recorded and released a number of popular classical pieces, such as Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

An interesting fact about the CSO is that it was the first major orchestra to appoint a female principal conductor. In 1977, Margaret Hillis became the first woman to ever serve as a principal conductor of a major symphony orchestra. Hillis held the position until 1989, and she is still remembered as a groundbreaking figure in classical music.