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

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Individual members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra take center stage in this program led by Riccardo Muti. Concertmaster Robert Chen and Principal Cello John Sharp are featured in concertos by Hindemith and Schumann, along with former principals David McGill and Christopher Martin in works by Mozart and Panufnik. Muti brings the program to a close with Boléro, Ravel’s “experiment in orchestration, dynamics, and pacing [creating] an astonishing range of orchestral colors,” according to program annotator Phillip Huscher.

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Hindemith Violin Concerto
Robert Chen, violin
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in October 2013

Mozart Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K. 191
David McGill, bassoon
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in June 2014

Panufnik Concerto in modo antico
Christopher Martin, trumpet
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in October 2014

Schumann Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op. 129
John Sharp, cello
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in October 2016

Ravel Boléro
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Originally recorded in September 2015

Program notes are available online as follows: Hindemith’s Violin Concerto here, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto here, Panufnik’s Concerto in modo antico here, Schumann’s Cello Concerto here, and Ravel’s Boléro here.

Performer Biographies
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Robert Chen, violin
Christopher Martin, trumpet
David McGill, bassoon
John Sharp, cello

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: John Sharp is soloist in Schumann’s Cello Concerto on October 14, 2016. Riccardo Muti conducts. | © Todd Rosenberg

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