In today’s program, James Feddeck, winner of the 2013 Solti Conducting Award, and Christopher Martin, are featured in a broadcast filled with virtuosity and passionate themes. Hear Martin perform the most popular concerto for his instrument, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major. This is followed by a lush rendition of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, under the direction of James Feddeck. The final piece on this program is Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, featuring the CSO under the baton of Sir Mark Elder.

Franck Les Éolides
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27
James Feddeck, conductor
Recorded at concerts in October 2015

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Recorded at concerts in January 2012

This program will be available until January 23, 2020.

Program notes can be found here. The notes for Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet can be found here.

Did you know: Founder and first music director Theodore Thomas and the Chicago Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Franck’s Les Éolides on November 8, 1895; a complete list of the Orchestra’s U.S. premieres is available here. Former Principal Trumpet Adolph “Bud” Herseth performed with the CSO as soloist in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto on numerous occasions; in February 1984, he and the Orchestra recorded the concerto for Deutsche Grammophon with Claudio Abbado conducting. Sergei Rachmaninov appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—as conductor and piano soloist—on several occasions between 1909 and 1943.

Performer biographies
James Feddeck, conductor
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

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