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This week, guest conductor Jaap van Zweden leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program book-ended by two Wagner preludes. In the middle, Denis Kozhukhin takes the stage as soloist in Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
ENCORE: Grieg To Spring from Lyric Pieces
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in December 2017

Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in November 2016

This program will be available until August 12, 2021.

Program notes for Wagner’s Prelude to act 1 of Lohengrin, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony can be found here, and for Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

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TOP: Jaap van Zweden and Denis Kozhukhin acknowledge applause following their performance of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on December 14, 2017. | © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017