Donald Runnicles leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an exciting performance of Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration and Elgar’s Enigma Variations—two works that share a storied history with the orchestra. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of the Enigma Variations on Jan. 3, 1902. under the direction of Theodore Thomas, and Strauss himself led the CSO in performances of Death and Transfiguration in 1904 and 1921. Also included on this program is Britten’s Sinfonia da requiem and Dvorák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor. Christian Tetzlaff is the soloist in the violin concerto.
Britten Sinfonia da requiem, Op. 20
Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), Op. 36
Originally recorded at concerts in May 2016
Dvorák Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in April 2014
This program will be available until December 4, 2019.
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