The CSO’s Genius of Schubert festival from the 2013/14 season concludes in the radio broadcast series in the upcoming months, with the A-flat major Mass and the “Trout” quintet as notable highlights. Richard Goode performs a piano concerto by Mozart, as well, and we begin to broadcast and stream last season’s Truth to Power festival. In that program, Jaap van Zweden leads works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Britten.

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-40
RELEASE DATE:      Oct. 6, 2014

Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert and Morricone

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style
Morricone: Voices from the Silence (Ora Jones, narrator; Rosa Feola, soprano)
Schubert: Mass in A-flat Major (Rosa Feola, soprano; Michaela Selinger, mezzo-soprano; Antonio Poli, tenor; Riccardo Zanellato, bass)
Mozart: Ave verum corpus
Vivaldi: Magnificat (Alisa Kolosova, mezzo-soprano)


PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-41
RELEASE DATE:      Oct. 13, 2014

Repeat: De Waart conducts Brahms 4

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (Jupiter)
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue in C Minor, K. 546
Haydn: Cello Concerto in D (Yo-Yo-Ma, cello; Ton Koopman, conductor)


PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-42
RELEASE DATE:      Oct. 20, 2014

Sir Mark Elder and Richard Goode: Ives and Mozart

Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488 (Richard Goode, piano)
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin  Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos; David Robertson, conductor)

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-43
RELEASE DATE:      Oct. 27, 2014

Repeat: Juanjo Mena conducts the Pastoral

Smetana:  The Moldau, No. 2 from Ma vlast
Takemitsu: riverrun
Villa-Lobos: Amazonas
Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
Bates: Liquid Interface (Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-44
RELEASE DATE:      Nov. 3, 2014

Van Zweden and Weilerstein: Shostakovich and Prokofiev

Prokofiev: Symphony-Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Alisa Weilerstein, cello)
Britten: Suite on English Folk Tunes: A time there was…
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-45
RELEASE DATE:      Nov. 10, 2014

Repeat: Muti conducts Brahms

J. Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the 40 Thieves
Verdi: Ballet Music from Macbeth
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Franck: Symphony in D Minor


PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-46
RELEASE DATE:      Nov. 17, 2014

Repeat: Haitink conducts Bruckner 4

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 (Emanuel Ax, piano)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (Romantic)
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Sir Mark Elder, conductor)

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Verdi’s Macbeth
RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2014

Beginning at 12:00pm CST on Saturday, November 22, WFMT-FM will broadcast and stream from its website the 2013 performance conducted by Riccardo Muti of Verdi’s Macbeth as part of its American Opera Radio Series. More information can be found on WFMT’s website. The broadcast will be available on-demand for 6 weeks on CSO Sounds & Stories beginning November 24.

Verdi: Macbeth

Macbeth: Luca Salsi
Lady Macbeth: Tatiana Serjan
Banquo: Dmitriy Belosselskiy
Macduff: Francesco Meli
Malcolm: Antonello Ceron
Lady-in-Waiting: Simge Büyükedes
Assassin/Doctor: Gianluca Buratto
Servant/Herald: Daniel Eifert
Three Apparitions:
David Govertsen
Katelyn Casey
Lily Shorney

Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, Chorus Director
Riccardo Muti, Music Director and conductor

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-47
RELEASE DATE:      Nov. 24, 2014

Uchida plays Mozart and Schubert

Mozart: Adagio in B Minor, K. 540 (Mitsuko Uchida, solo piano [no orchestra])
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 (Uchida, piano and conductor)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout) (Robert Chen, violin; Charles Pikler, viola; John Sharp, cello; Alexander Hanna; Bass; Mitsuko Uchida, piano)
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (John Williams, conductor)

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-48
RELEASE DATE:      Dec. 1, 2014

Repeat: Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler 9

Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK (Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano)
Mahler: Symphony No. 9
Mahler: Blumine
Gabrieli: Canzonae (from CSO Brass Live recording on CSO Resound)

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-49
RELEASE DATE:      Dec. 8, 2013

Labadie and Hamelin play Haydn and Beethoven

Rigel: Symphony in C Minor
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major (Marc-André Hamelin, piano)
Kraus: Symphony in E Minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 (Lorin Maazel, conductor)

PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-50
RELEASE DATE:      Dec. 15, 2014

Repeat: Dutoit and Dufour

Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poeme dansé
Connesson: pour sortir au jour (Mathieu Dufour, flute [CSO commission])
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ) (Paul Jacobs, organ)
Williams: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor)
Poulenc: Gloria (Bernard Haitink, conductor) from CSO Resound recording


PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-51
RELEASE DATE:      Dec. 22, 2014

Repeat: Dvořák 8 conducted by Manfred Honeck

Strauss: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 (Till Fellner, piano)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major (Eugene Izotov, oboe; David McGill, bassoon; Robert Chen, violin; John Sharp; cello; Bernard Haitink, conductor)


PROGRAM #:            CSO 14-52
RELEASE DATE:      Dec. 29, 2014

Repeat: Walton’s First Symphony

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 2 (Kirill Gerstein, piano)
Walton: Symphony No. 1
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor (Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos)
Williams: Excerpt from Lincoln soundtrack (John Williams, conductor)