This week,  Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. And then, from a 1970 London recording, Sir Georg Solti leads Mahler’s Songs of Wayfarer and songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn featuring mezzo-soprano Yvonne Minton, who appeared in performance and on recording with the Orchestra on numerous occasions in the 1970s and early 1980s. On December 4, 2018, we celebrate Yvonne Minton’s eightieth birthday.

Mahler Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in May 2018

Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Mahler “Das Irdische Leben” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler “Rheinlegendchen” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Georg Solti, conductor
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano
Recorded April 1 and 7, 1970, Medinah Temple

This program will be available until November 26, 2021.

Program notes for Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Georg Solti, conductor
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano

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