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

Riccardo Muti is on the podium to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program featuring Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein in Brahms’s First Piano Concerto from November 2017. Gerstein also performs the piano part in a suite from Strauss’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme with Puccini’s Preludio sinfonico opening the concert. Closing out this broadcast, Muti leads Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain from a concert in September 2016.

Puccini Preludio sinfonico
Strauss Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in November 2017

BONUS
Mussorgsky (orch. Rimsky-Korsakov) A Night on Bald Mountain Op. 64
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in September 2016

Program notes for Puccini’s Preludio sinfonico, Strauss’s Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme, and Brahms’s First Piano Concerto can be found here and for Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

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 full schedule of broadcasts can be found here.

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TOP: Riccardo Muti, Kirill Gerstein, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Strauss’s Le bourgeois gentilhomme on November 16, 2017  | © Todd Rosenberg

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