This week, Daniel Barenboim—the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s ninth music director from 1991 until 2006—makes his highly anticipated return to conduct Smetana’s Má vlast. The broadcast also includes recordings of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from Teldec.

Smetana Má vlast
Vltava (Moldau)
Z českých luhů a hájů (From Bohemian Fields and Groves)
Originally recorded at concerts in November 2018

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Teldec, 1999

Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Teldec, 1995

Daniel Barenboim, conductor

This program will be available until June 2, 2022.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO Radio broadcasts.

Program notes for Smetana’s Má vlast are here. Program notes for Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll are here and those for the Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg are here.

Performer Biographies
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

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