Links to 2009-2010 and 2010-11 CSO Program Notes and Lyric Commentaries in mp3 format

These links are missing on the home pages of the respective organizations, so if you've been searching high and low for this, here they are.

I have reported this to the respective webmasters many times, but the links are still missing.  That's the way it is when you turn over your web page development to "real professionals" - you get all the glitzy art and context, never mind the content.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra:  [Obviously, the last 6 digits of the file name are the date.]
CSO_Program_Notes_052611.mp3 Haitink Brahms
CSO_Program_Notes_051911.mp3 Trumpet Treasures
CSO_Program_Notes_051211.mp3 Muti and Yo-Yo
CSO_Program_Notes_050511.mp3 Muti Strauss
CSO_Program_Notes_042711.mp3 Broke & Hubbard
CSO_Program_Notes_042111.mp3 Sibelius Violin Concerto
CSO_Program_Notes_040811.mp3 Muti Conducts Shostakovich 5
CSO_Program_Notes_040711.mp3 Muti Conducts Otello
CSO_Program_Notes_033111.mp3 Bruckner 4
CSO_Program_Notes_032411.mp3 Kissin Plays Grieg
CSO_Program_Notes_031711.mp3 Enigma Variations
CSO_Program_Notes_030311.mp3 Salonen Conducts Bruckner
CSO_Program_Notes_022411.mp3 bad date ?
CSO_Program_Notes_021711.mp3 Andsnes Plays Brahms
CSO_Program_Notes_021011.mp3 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
CSO_Program_Notes_020311.mp3 Uchida plus Muti
CSO_Program_Notes_012711.mp3 Uchida plays Mozart
CSO_Program_Notes_012011.mp3 Stravinsky / Elgar / Bartók
CSO_Program_Notes_011311.mp3 Ravel • Korngold(V.C.) • Tchaikovsky(Sym.6)
CSO_Program_Notes_010611.mp3 Liadov • Tchaikovsky(P.C.) • Prokofiev(Sym.5)
CSO_Program_Notes_120210.mp3 ...Nacht (Schoenberg) + Glagolitic Mass (Janácek)
CSO_Program_Notes_112610.mp3 Debussy/ Ligeti/ Ravel
CSO_Program_Notes_111810.mp3 ... Beethoven, PC4 ...
CSO_Program_Notes_111110.mp3 Beethoven:PC2 Mendelssohn:Sym4(Italian)
no CSO program for 11/04
CSO_Program_Notes_102810.mp3 Mahler + Shostakovich 8
CSO_Program_Notes_102010.mp3 Gil Shaham and the CSO
CSO_Program_Notes_101410.mp3 Webern and Mahler 7th
CSO_Program_Notes_100710.mp3 Wagner, Chavez [Sinfonía india], Beethoven
CSO_Program_Notes_093010.mp3 Haydn/Mozart
CSO_Program_Notes_092310.mp3 Berlioz
**** 2009-10 season below / 2010-11 season above *****
CSO_Program_Notes_061510.mp3 B.1,7
CSO_Program_Notes_061010.mp3 B.4,6 [Beethoven Symphonies]
CSO_Program_Notes_060510.mp3 B.2,3
CSO_Program_Notes_060210.mp3 B.8,5
CSO_Program_Notes_052710.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_052010.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_051310.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_050610.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_042910.mp3 - only 2 of the 4 items (Haydn Concerto and Mozart Sym 40)
CSO_Program_Notes_042210.mp3 - program changed: notes are for Nielsen which is replaced by Rachmaninov
CSO_Program_Notes_041510.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_040810.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_040110.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_032510.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_031810.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_031210.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_031110.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_030410.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_022510.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_022810.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_021110.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_020410.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_012110.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_011410.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_121709.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_121009.mp3
CSO_Program_Notes_120309.mp3

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2010-11 season Lyric Opera Commentaries:  [The numbers are track numbers.]
Hercules - 0 1 2 3
   by George Frideric Handel - Commentary by Roger Pines with Nicholas Ivor Martin
Lohengrin - 0 1 2 3
   by Richard Wagner - Commentary by Sir Andrew Davis with Nicholas Ivor Martin
The Girl of the Golden West - 0 1 2 3
   by Giacomo Puccini - Commentary by Sir Andrew Davis with Nicholas Ivor Martin
Macbeth - 1 2 3
   by Giuseppe Verdi - Commentary by William Mason, Nicholas Ivor Martin and Barbara Gaines
Carmen - 0 1 2 3 4
   by Bizet - Commentary by Jesse Gram
A Midsummer Night's Dream - 0 1 2 3
   by Benjamin Britten - Commentary by Nicholas Ivor Martin
A Masked Ball - 0 1 2 3
   by Giuseppe Verdi - Commentary by Nicholas Ivor Martin
The Mikado - 1 2 3
   by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan - Commentary by William Mason in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin
2009-10 season Lyric Opera Commentaries:  [The numbers are track numbers.]
Tosca - 1 2 3 4
Gounod's Faust - 1 2 3 4 5
Ernani - 1 2 3 4
Katya Kabanova - 1 2 3 4
Merry Widow 1 2 3 4
Elixir of Love - 1 2 3
Damnation of Faust - 1 2 3 4 5
Marriage of Figaro - 1 2 3 4 5
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