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Citing music recordings is not covered in the Chicago Style Quick Guide that is posted free online. For the full set of rules, refer to the full Chicago Manual of Style Online
Composer last, first. Title of CD. Ensemble Name. Conductor Name. With performer name (instrument), Performer Name (instrument). Recorded Month Year. Record Label Name 999 999999 999, Year, format. Access date & link if streaming.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Don Giovanni. Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Sir Colin Davis. With Ingvar Wixell, Luigi Roni, Martina Arroyo, Stuart Burrows, Kiri Te Kanawa, et al. Recorded May 1973. Philips 422 541-2, 1991, 3 compact discs.
Streaming example, partial CD (from Naxos or Music Online):
Berlioz, Hector. "Harold En Italie (Harold in Italy), Symphony for Viola & Orchestra, Op. 16." In Berlioz - Orchestral Works. Philharmonia Orchestra. Sir Colin Davis and John Pritchard. With Yehudi Menuhin. Recorded January 8, 2007. Warner Music, 2007, Streaming Audio. Accessed September 15, 2016. http://search.alexanderstreet.com/view/work/1480728.