On this broadcast of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Edo de Waart conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. It was mostly written while the composer was taking a break from the stress of Vienna and living in the pastoral town of Heiligenstadt, Austria.
We also hear Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, a piece composed for the Bohemian capital of Prague. Plus, Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3, featuring the CSO’s Acting Principal Horn, Daniel Gingrich, as soloist. As a bonus, the program concludes with a May 2014 performance of Strauss’ Metamorphosen, a lament for the destruction of Dresden, which was heavily bombed during World War II.
Edo De Waart is currently in his eighth and final season as music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and last year became music director of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
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
Recorded from performances in May 2014