Links to CSO Program Notes in mp3 format
These direct download links are missing on the home pages of the respective organizations,
so if you've been searching high and low for these, 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.
To download the mp3 file, RIGHT click on the link and select
"Save Link As ...", "Save Target As ..."
or "Download Linked File".
Click here for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 season links.
Contact me by e-mail at
if you're looking for something more recent, and I'll try to update this page ASAP.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra:
These notes are available in pdf form at the
CSO Program Notes web page.
[Obviously, the last 6 digits of the file name are the date.]
0:00 - Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos ---
6:31 - Strauss Ein Heldenleben
0:00 - Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 ---
6:15 - Ravel Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe
0:00 - Handel Organ Concerto Opus 4, No. 4 ---
5:16 - Handel Water Music
CSO_Program_Notes_102711.mp3 Haydn's Creation
0:00 - Berg Violin Concerto ---
14:40 - Mahler Symphony No. 4
0:00 - Ives Three Places in New England ---
7:42 - Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
CSO_Program_Notes_093011.mp3 Liszt + Wagner
CSO_Program_Notes_092311.mp3 Rota Tchai
I got an email from Lyric Opera
that download links have been added on their web page.
So, I will no longer update this part.
2011-12 season Lyric Opera Commentaries:
For credits and other details see the
Opera of Chicago commentaries web page.
The Tales of Hoffmann -
Tales Intro -
Tales Prologue -
Tales Act I -
Tales Act II -
Tales Act III -
Tales Epilogue - -
Tales Discovery series
Lucia di Lammermoor -
Lucia Intro -
Lucia Act I -
Lucia Act II -
Lucia Act III
Boris Godunov -
Boris Intro -
Boris Prelude -
Boris Act I -
Boris Act II -
Boris Act III & IV - -
Boris Discovery series
Ariadne auf Naxos -
Ariadne Intro -
Ariadne Prologue -
The Magic Flute -
Flute Intro -
Flute Act I -
Flute Act II
Aida Intro -
Aida Act I -
Aida Act II -
Aida Act III -
Aida Act IV
Show Boat -
ShowBoat Intro -
ShowBoat Act I -
ShowBoat Act II
Rinaldo Intro -
Rinaldo Act I -
Rinaldo Act II -
Rinaldo Act III
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