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Mendelssohn, Price, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elgar

Mei-Ann Chen Conducts

Available for streaming until September 9, 2016

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013
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Length: 00:18



Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

Mendelssohn The Fair Melusina Overture
Price Mississippi River
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
  Robert Chen, violin
Originally recorded at concerts on May 9 and 11, 2013

Elgar Cockaigne Overture
  Vasily Petrenko, conductor
Originally recorded at concerts on December 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2012

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Mei-Ann Chen Conducts

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Release January 1, 0001

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013
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Length: 00:18


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Bio - Mei-Ann Chen

One of the most dynamic young conductors in America, Mei-Ann Chen is currently in her third year as Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Read more >

Bio - Robert Chen

Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. During his years as the CSO concertmaster, he has been featured as soloist with Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Ton Koopman, and James Colon. Read more >

Bio - Vasily Petrenko

Born in Saint Petersburg and educated at the Cappella Boys Music School and the conservatory there, Vasily Petrenko currently is chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and principal guest conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Read more >

Mendelssohn - The Fair Melusina Overture

Melusina is a figure from middle-European folklore: part woman, part fish or serpent, she is said to live in fresh springs and rivers. Read more >

Price - Mississippi River

Florence Beatrice (Smith) Price became the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra when CSO music director Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra played the world premiere of her Symphony no.1 in E minor on June 15, 1933, at the Auditorium Theatre during Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition. Read more >

Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

As a boy, Rimsky-Korsakov yearned to see the world, a desire fueled by his restricted upbringing (he had left his hometown only three times by the time he was twelve) and by the letters his older brother Voin sent from the Far East, where he was serving in the navy. Read more >

Elgar - Cockaigne Overture

Elgar had already composed two of his greatest masterpieces, the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius, when, late in 1900, the London Philharmonic Society wrote offering to perform a new orchestral work. Read more >