This week with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev unpacks the many layers of Rachmaninov’s celebrated concerto as he joins Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Later in the show is Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a piece inspired by the composer’s summer holiday in the Austrian countryside. Plus, a portrait of a Moscow’s Red Square at sunrise, from Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina. Closing the program is a recording from the most recent CSO Resound album, Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti.
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30
Denis Matsuev, piano
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
From performances in March 2016
Mussorgsky, orch. Shostakovich Two Excerpts from Khovanshchina
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
From performances in March 2012
Schoenberg Kol Nidre
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, narrator
From the CSO Resound album
This program will be available until April 10, 2020.
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