This week with the Chicago Symphony, Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven’s Second Symphony. It was mostly written while the composer was taking a break from the stress of Vienna and living in the pastoral town of Heiligenstadt. We’ll also hear Mozart’s Symphony Number 38, a piece composed for the Bohemian capital of Prague. Plus, Mozart’s Horn Concerto Number 3, featuring the CSO’s Acting Principal Horn, Daniel Gingrich, as soloist. As a bonus, the program concludes with a performance of Strauss’ Metamorphosen from May 2014.

Mozart Symphony No. 38 in D Major, K. 504 (Prague)
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447
Daniel Gingrich, horn
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36
Recorded from performances in June 2016

Strauss Metamorphosen
Recorded from performances in May 2014

Program for the Mozart and Beethoven can be found here, and those for the Strauss can be found here.

Performer Biographies
Edo de Waart, conductor
Daniel Gingrich, horn