This week’s radio broadcast celebrates the new year with a program featuring conductor Juraj Valčuha and violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Valčuha leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in works by Haydn; Szymanowski; Johann Strauss, Jr.; and Richard Strauss. The program concludes with Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 3 conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Haydn Symphony No. 85 in B-flat Major (The Queen)
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
J. Strauss, Jr. Emperor Waltz, Op. 437
R. Strauss Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
From performances in June 2017

Lutosławski Symphony No. 3
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
From performances in February 2016

Did you know: Sir Georg Solti led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Lutosławski’s Third Symphony on September 29, 1983.

This program will be available until December 31, 2020.

Program notes can be found here. Program notes for the Lutosławski are here.

Performer Biographies
Juraj Valčuha, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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Brian Wise is the producer of CSO Radio Broadcasts.