From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times

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Bernard Haitink—the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s principal conductor from 2006 until 2010—leads the ensemble in Mahler’s tragic Sixth Symphony, recorded in October 2007 for CSO Resound. The program opens with Sharav’s Legend of Herlen, featuring the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, from the Grammy Award–winning recording Traditions and Transformations, also released on CSO Resound.

Sharav Legend of Herlen
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, morin khuur
Khongorzul Ganbaatar, voice
Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, and Charles Vernon, trombones
Joseph Gramley, Mark Suter, and Shane Shanahan, percussion
Joel Fan, piano
Recorded in April 2007 (CSO Resound)

Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Recorded in October 2007 (CSO Resound)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association thanks Bank of America for its special support of the CSO Radio Broadcast series. It also thanks for its partnership in the presentation of the Maestro’s Choice CSO Radio series.

Special thanks to David Frost, producer, mixing, and editing; James Mallinson, producer; Christopher Willis, engineer; Tom Lazarus, mixing; Richard King, mastering; and Classic Sound Limited (UK), editing and mixing.

Performer Biographies
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, morin khuur
Jay Friedman, trombone
Michael Mulcahy, trombone
Charles Vernon, trombone
Silk Road Ensemble

Program notes for Sharav’s Legend of Herlen can be found here, and Mahler’s Sixth Symphony here.

From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—featuring radio broadcasts from the Rosenthal Archives as well as recordings from the CSO’s vast discography, including many releases on CSO Resound—is a cultural and community partnership between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association and WFMT, Chicago’s Classical Music Station. A schedule of upcoming broadcasts can be found here.

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