Guest conductor Charles Dutoit leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the U.S. premiere of a recently re-discovered work by Igor Stravinsky, his Chant funèbre composed in 1908 as a memorial for his teacher, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The program continues with Truls Mørk as soloist in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto along with Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. Beethoven’s Overture to King Stephen, led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, closes the broadcast.

Stravinsky Chant funèbre
Dvořák Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Truls Mørk, cello
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Minor, Op. 100
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in April 2017

Beethoven Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in February 2016

This program will be available until January 5, 2019.

Program notes for Stravinsky’s Chant funèbreDvořák’s Cello Concerto, and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony may be found here, and for Beethoven’s King Stephen Overture are here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Truls Mørk, cello
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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