Celebrating the Silk Road: Chicago festival, this album unites the CSO with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pipa-player Wu Man, and the Silk Road Ensemble. Yo-Yo Ma is featured in Ernest Bloch’s Schelomo, and Wu Man plays a concerto for her instrument by American maverick Lou Harrison. Alan Gilbert conducts the CSO on its own in Prokofiev’s clangorous Scythian Suite.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma cello
Wu Man pipa
Miguel Harth-Bedoya conductor
Alan Gilbert conductor
Bloch Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody for Solo Cello and Large Orchestra
Sharav Legend of Herlen
Harrison Pipa Concerto
Prokofiev Scythian Suite, Op. 20
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