This week with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Russian pianist Denis Matsuev unpacks the many layers of Rachmaninov’s celebrated concerto as he joins Russian conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Later in the show is Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a piece inspired by the composer’s summer holiday in the Austrian countryside. Plus, a portrait of a Moscow’s Red Square at sunrise, from Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina. Closing the program is a recording from CSO Resound: Schoenberg’s Kol Nidre, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti.

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major, Op. 30
Denis Matsuev, piano
Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Originally recorded at performances in March 2016

Mussorgsky, orch. Shostakovich Two Excerpts from Khovanshchina
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Originally recorded at performances in March 2012

Schoenberg Kol Nidre
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, narrator
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director
CSO Resound 2016

This program will be available until April 10, 2020.

Program notes can be found here. Program notes for the excerpts from Khovanshchina can be found here. For more information about CSO Resound, and the track featured in this program, click here.

Performer biographies
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Denis Matsuev, piano
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi, narrator
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Duain Wolfe, director

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