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It's a Greek myth on the Chicago Symphony in January 2021

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Prometheus

Composed in 1850 and revised in 1855, Liszt numbered Prometheus No. 5 in his cycle of symphonic poems. The work is based on the Greek myth detailing the Titan Prometheus' theft of fire from the gods. We'll hear it performed by the Chicago Symphony on the January 21st broadcast.

1/7       Stravinsky: Concerto for String Orchestra Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Traditional/Limonov: Auld lang syne Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique Ives: IV. Thanksgiving and Forefathers' Day from New England Holidays Symphony (Nicola Benedetti, v; Chicago Symphony Chorus, Margaret Hillis, dir; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)

1/14       Corelli: Concerto grosso Giacomelli: Sposa non mi conosci from Merope Veracini: Già presso al termine from Adriano in Siria Vivaldi: Violin Concertos in D and E, L'amoroso Ariosti: Questi ceppi from Le fede ne' tradimenti Vivaldi: Agitata da due venti from Griselda, Violin Concerto, La stravaganza Corelli: Concerto grosso Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Vivica Genoux, ms; Fabio Biondi, v and cond; Paul Lewis, p; Christoph von Dohnányi, cond) 

1/21      Liszt: Prometheus, Symphonic Poem No. 5 Wagner: Excerpts from Götterdämmerung Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1 Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber (Simone Young and Rafael Kubelik, cond) 

1/28       Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 Strauss: Don Juan (Emanuel Ax, p; David Afkham and Fritz Reiner, cond)