The CSO has produced one of the most expansive discographies of any international orchestra, with more than 900 recordings since 1916. Recordings by the CSO have won 58 Grammy® Awards, more than any other orchestra in the world. In 2007, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continued its celebrated recording tradition by launching its new in-house recording label, CSO Resound, with Mahler’s Third Symphony conducted by Bernard Haitink.
CSO Resound features the sounds of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra today, with new recordings of thrilling live performances, featuring world-class conductors and guest artists. The name, CSO Resound, reflects the distinct and powerful sound of the orchestra itself—an ensemble of musicians renowned for its sonic brilliance—as well as “re-sound,” as each recording will document and extend the experience of a unique concert event.
The Chicago Tribune described the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s May 2007 performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 as a “glowing and eloquent account.” Now available to the world as the second release from CSO Resound, this recording showcases the remarkable chemistry between the CSO and Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink, who perform with what the Chicago Sun-Times calls “an almost extrasensory connection.”
"Haitink demands and earns our attention, measure by measure.”