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

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Legendary soloists take center stage on this composite program. French violinist Zino Francescatti performs Ravel’s rhapsodic Tzigane, followed by Andrés Segovia in Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s First Guitar Concerto. Canadian contralto Maureen Forrester surveys Chausson’s song cycle Poem of Love and the Sea, and future CSO music director Daniel Barenboim solos in Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto.

Ravel Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Zino Francescatti, violin
Jean Martinon, conductor
Originally recorded in March 1966

Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op 99
Andrés Segovia, guitar
Walter Hendl, conductor
Originally recorded in March 1963

Chausson Poem of Love and the Sea, Op. 19
Maureen Forrester, contralto
Jean Martinon, conductor
Originally recorded in February 1968

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Originally recorded in November 1977

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

Special thanks to Norman Pellegrini, program director and producer; Mitchell G. Heller, recording engineer; Steve Smolian, preservation engineer; Lawrence Rock and Konrad Strauss, digital remastering; and WGN Television.

Performer Biographies
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Maureen Forrester, contralto
Zino Francescatti, violin
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Walter Hendl, conductor
Jean Martinon, conductor
Andrés Segovia, guitar

Program notes for Ravel’s Tzigane can be found here, Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s First Guitar Concerto here, Chausson’s Poem of Love and the Sea here, and Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto 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: Daniel Barenboim and Carlo Maria Giulini backstage at Orchestra Hall on January 25, 1972 | Terry’s photo

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