Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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3rd oldest sym. orch. in USA. Founded 1891 by Theodore Thomas as the Chicago Orch. Re‐named Theodore Thomas Orch. 1906, then present name 1912. Conds.: Thomas 1891–1905; Frederick Stock 1905–42; Désiré Defauw 1943–7; Artur Rodzinski 1947–8; Rafael Kubelik 1950–3; Fritz Reiner 1953–63; Jean Martinon 1963–9; Georg Solti 1969–91; Daniel Barenboim 1991–2006. First tour of Europe 1971. Salzburg Fest. début 1978 (cond. Solti).

Subjects: Music.

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