This program features Robert Chen, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in two remarkable works for the violin: Pärt’s Fratres and Bartók’s First Violin Concerto. Guest conductor Neeme Järvi also leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony—the Pastoral—and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.

Pärt Fratres
Robert Chen, violin
Bartók Violin Concerto No. 1
Robert Chen, violin
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 (Pastoral)
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in April 2017

Sibelius Symphony No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 82
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in December 2016

This program will be available until February 12, 2021.

Program notes for Pärt’s Fratres, Bartók’s First Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony can be found here and notes for Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony can be found here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

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