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

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In this program of CSO Resound recordings, former principal conductor Bernard Haitink leads the Orchestra and Chorus in Poulenc’s radiant Gloria, followed by the Grammy Award–winning release of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony. Longtime principal trombone Jay Friedman opens the program, conducting the CSO Brass in an arrangement of Walton’s march, Crown Imperial.

Walton/Kreines Crown Imperial, Coronation March
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Jay Friedman, conductor
Originally recorded in December 2010 (CSO Resound)

Poulenc Gloria
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Originally recorded in November 2007 (CSO Resound)

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Originally recorded in May 2008 (CSO Resound)

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Performer Biographies
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Jay Friedman, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Duain Wolfe, chorus director

Program note for Walton’s Crown Imperial can be found here. Program notes and texts for Poulenc’s Gloria are here. Program notes for Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony are 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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TOP: Bernard Haitink onstage with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra | © Todd Rosenberg 2007