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Sir András Schiff returns to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra podium to lead Haydn’s Symphony no. 88 and his fellow Hungarian Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra. Conducting from the keyboard, he joins the Orchestra for Bach’s F minor keyboard concerto and Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The broadcast concludes with Vaughan Williams’s overture to Aristophanes’s play The Wasps, led by Sir Mark Elder.

Haydn Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Divertimento for String Orchestra
Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1056
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Sir András Schiff, conductor and piano
Originally recorded at concerts in November 2017

Vaughan Williams Overture to The Wasps
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts in March 2016

This program will be available until June 2, 2021.

Program notes for Haydn’s Symphony no. 88, Bartók’s Divertimento, Bach’s Fifth Keyboard Concerto, and Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto are here, and for Vaughan Williams’s Overture to The Wasps here.

Brian Wise is the producer for CSO radio broadcasts.

Performer Biographies
Sir András Schiff, conductor and piano
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

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