Our radio listings include episodes in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s nationally syndicated radio series, plus episodes from a new radio series called From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice—For All Music Lovers in These Difficult Times. Air dates and times are listed here for audiences listening on WFMT (98.7 FM) in Chicago. Audiences outside Chicago can stream the CSO’s radio broadcasts here on CSO Sounds & Stories or check their local radio listings.

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July 5, 2020
CSO Radio Program #28
Sir András Schiff leads Bartók and Beethoven
Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Bartók Divertimento for String Orchestra
Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
Sir András Schiff, piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Sir András Schiff, piano
Originally recorded in November 2017
BONUS Vaughan Williams Overture to The Wasps
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Originally recorded in March 2016

July 7, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #14
Bernard Haitink conducts Shostakovich’s Fourth
Walton/Kreines Crown Imperial, Coronation March
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Jay Friedman, conductor
Originally recorded in December 2010 (CSO Resound)
Poulenc Gloria
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Originally recorded in November 2007 (CSO Resound)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Originally recorded in May 2008 (CSO Resound)

July 12, 2020
CSO Radio Program #29
Riccardo Muti conducts Mozart’s Requiem
BONUS Cherubini Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn
Krassimira Stoyanova, soprano
Dmitry Korchak, tenor
Enea Scala, tenor
Originally recorded in June 2018
Schuman Symphony No. 9 (Le fosse Ardeatine)
Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
Benedetta Torre, soprano
Sara Mingardo, contralto
Saimir Pirgu, tenor
Mika Kares, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded in February 2019

July 14, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #15
Great Guest Soloists with the Orchestra
Ravel Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra
Zino Francescatti, violin
Jean Martinon, conductor
Originally recorded in March 1966
Castelnuovo-Tedesco Guitar Concerto 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

July 19, 2020
CSO Radio Program #30
James Gaffigan conducts Bernstein, Barber, and Rachmaninov
Bernstein Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14
ENCORE Bach Allegro assai (fourth movement) from Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
James Ehnes, violin
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Originally recorded in October 2017
BONUS Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F Major, O. 93
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Originally recorded in 1974 (London)

July 21, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #16
Riccardo Muti conducts Verdi’s Requiem
Verdi Overture to I vespri siciliani
Originally recorded in June 2017 (CSO Resound)
Verdi Messa da Requiem
Barbara Frittoli, soprano
Olga Borodina, mezzo-soprano
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Ildar Abdrazakov, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded in January 2009 (CSO Resound)

July 26, 2020
CSO Radio Program #31
Edo de Waart and Leila Josefowicz
Adams The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto in D
Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Originally recorded in December 2019
BONUS Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Double)
Isaac Stern, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Claudio Abbado, conductor
Originally recorded in 1986 (CBS)

July 28, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #17
Pierre Boulez conducts Messiaen and Janáček
Bach/Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 552 (Saint Anne)
Originally recorded in December 1991
Debussy First Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra
Larry Combs, clarinet
Originally recorded in November 1994
Messiaen L’ascension
Originally recorded in November 1996
Mahler Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen from Rückert Lieder
José van Dam, bass-baritone
Originally recorded in November 1996
Boulez Messagesquisse for Seven Cellos
John Sharp, Stephen Balderston, Philip Blum, Loren Brown, Richard Hirschl, Jonathan Pegis, and Gary Stucka, cellos
Originally recorded in September 1994
Janáček Glagolitic Mass
Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano
Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano
Stuart Neill, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
David Schrader, organ
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded in November 2000

August 2, 2020
CSO Radio Program #32
Jaap van Zweden and Denis Kozhukhin
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
Originally recorded in December 2017
BONUS Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Originally recorded in November 2016

August 4, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #18
Fritz Reiner conducts Wagner, Bartók, and Tchaikovsky
Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin
Originally recorded in March 1960
Wagner Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
Originally recorded in March 1958
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Yehudi Menuhin, violin
Originally recorded in October 1957
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
Originally recorded in November 1957

August 9, 2020
CSO Radio Program #33
Sir Andrew Davis and Paul Lewis
Tippett Little Music for String Orchestra
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Paul Lewis, piano
Tippett Praeludium for Brass, Bells, and Percussion
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
Paul Lewis, piano
Originally recorded in January 2020
BONUS Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Originally recorded in 1967 (RCA)

August 11, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #19
Chicago Symphony Chorus: Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven
Mozart Mass in C Major, K. 317 (Coronation)
Lucia Popp, soprano
Mira Zakai, mezzo-soprano
Alexander Oliver, tenor
Malcolm King, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis, director
Rafael Kubelík, conductor
Originally recorded in March 1980
Schubert Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D. 714
Men of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis, director
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Originally recorded in May 1991
Schubert Psalm 23, K. 706
Women of the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Daniel Barenboim, piano
Originally recorded in October 1996
Wolf Der Feuerreiter
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Originally recorded in September 1994
Beethoven Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
Laura Aikin, soprano
Ben Heppner, tenor
René Pape, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Originally recorded in February 1996

August 16, 2020
CSO Radio Program #34
Giovanni Antonini conducts Classical and Baroque treasures
Boccherini Symphony No. 6 in D Minor, G. 506, Op. 12, No. 4 (La casa del diavolo)
Vivaldi Mandolin Concerto in C Major, RV 425
Bach Mandolin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052
ENCORE Traditional Bulgarian, arr. Avital Bucimis
Avi Avital, mandolin
Vivaldi Flautino Concerto in C Major, RV 443
Giovanni Antonini, flautino
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major (Drumroll)
Originally recorded in June 2018
BONUS Bach/Crees Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Mark Ridenour, conductor
CSO Resound 2010

August 18, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #20
Bernard Haitink conducts Mahler’s Sixth
Sharav Legend of Herlen
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma, morin khuur
Khongorzul Ganbaatar, voice
Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy, and Charles Vernon, trombones
Joseph Gramley, Mark Suter, and Shane Shanahan, percussion
Joel Fan, piano
Originally recorded in April 2007 (CSO Resound)
Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A Minor
Originally recorded in October 2007 (CSO Resound)

August 23, 2020
CSO Radio Program #35
Rafael Payare and Keith Buncke
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
Keith Buncke, bassoon
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Originally recorded in January 2018
BONUS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Eugene Izotov, oboe
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Robert Chen, violin
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
BONUS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Robert Chen, violin
Jennifer Gunn, flute
Louise Dixon, flute
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor
Originally recorded in November 2014

August 25, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #21
Riccardo Muti conducts Bruckner’s Ninth
Program to include:
Puccini
Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Originally recorded in June 2017 (CSO Resound)
Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Originally recorded in June 2016 (CSO Resound)

August 30, 2020
CSO Radio Program #36
Manfred Honeck and Arabella Steinbacher
Bach/Webern Ricercar No. 2 from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Berg Violin Concerto
Arabella Steinbacher, violin
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (Great)
Originally recorded in November 2017
BONUS Bartók Two Pictures, Op. 10
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Originally recorded in 1990 (DGG)

September 1, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #22
The CSO in Strauss, Schumann, and Beethoven
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Originally recorded in November 1995
Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Fritz Reiner, conductor
Originally recorded in October and November 1957
Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81
Frederick Stock, conductor
Originally recorded in April 1941
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Emil Gilels, piano
Jean Martinon, conductor
Originally recorded in November 1966

September 6, 2020
CSO Radio Program #37
Herbert Blomstedt conducts Brahms’s Second Symphony
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Originally recorded in March 2020
BONUS Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Originally recorded in 1968 (RCA)

September 8, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #23
Riccardo Muti conducts Berlioz’s Lélio
Berlioz Lélio, or the Return to Life, Op. 14b
Gérard Depardieu, narrator
Mario Zeffiri, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded in September 2010 (CSO Resound)
Verdi Overture to Nabucco
Verdi Gli arredi festivi from Nabucco
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Boito Prologue to Mefistofele
Riccardo Zanellato, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Chicago Children’s Choir
Josephine Lee, artistic director
Originally recorded in June 2017 (CSO Resound)

September 13, 2020
CSO Radio Program #38
Riccardo Muti conducts Verdi’s Requiem
BONUS Verdi Patria oppressa! from Macbeth
BONUS Puccini Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
CSO Resound 2018
Verdi Messa da Requiem
Vittoria Yeo, soprano
Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczala, tenor
Dmitry Belosselskiy, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Originally recorded in November 2018

September 15, 2020
From the CSO’s Archives: Maestro’s Choice #24
Pierre Boulez and Bernard Haitink
Bach/Crees Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Mark Ridenour, conductor
Originally recorded in December 2010 (CSO Resound)
Stravinsky Pulcinella
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone
Pierre Boulez, conductor
Originally recorded in March 2009 (CSO Resound)
Strauss Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Originally recorded in December 2008 (CSO Resound)

September 20, 2020
CSO Radio Program #39
Riccardo Muti conducts Brahms’s Double Concerto
Wagner Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 (Double)
Stephanie Jeong, violin
Kenneth Olsen, cello
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (Rhenish)
Originally recorded in November 2019
BONUS Bruckner Te Deum
Jessye Norman, soprano
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano
David Rendall, tenor
Samuel Ramey, bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Originally recorded in 1981 (DGG)