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Shostakovich, Rouse, Tchaikovsky

Van Zweden Conducts Rouse Premiere

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Jaap Van Zweden, conductor

Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96
Rouse Heimdall’s Trumpet for Trumpet and Orchestra [CSO Commission, World Premiere]
  Christopher Martin, trumpet
Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony, Op. 58
Originally recorded at concerts on December 20, 21 and 22, 2012

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a
Originally recorded at concerts on May 15, 16, 17, and 19, 2012

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Van Zweden Conducts Rouse Premiere

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Bio - Jaap van Zweden

Amsterdam-born Jaap van Zweden has risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. Read more >

Bio - Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin was appointed principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 2005 by Daniel Barenboim. Mr. Martin came to the CSO from his previous position as principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Read more >

Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96

To anyone who knew Shostakovich, renowned for the phenomenal speed at which he could write his compositions, and who indeed remained productive to the last months of his life, his worry that he was bound to creatively “dry up” might appear histrionic and rather absurd. Read more >

Rouse - Heimdall’s Trumpet for Trumpet and Orchestra [CSO Commission, World Premiere]

Ragnarök is Armegeddon in Norse mythology—or Götterdämmerung, the twilight of the gods, in Wagner parlance. It is signaled by the sound of a trumpet. That is the subject of Christopher Rouse’s new work for the Chicago Symphony and its principal trumpet, Christopher Martin. Read more >

Tchaikovsky - Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

“I want you to know that I have not forgotten who was responsible for this score’s appearance in this world, that I vividly recall the friendly sympathy you showed at the time, which I hope even now is not completely extinguished.” Read more >

Shostakovich - Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a

In the summer of 1960, Shostakovich went to Dresden to write the score for a new film by the director Lev Arnshtam. Five Days, Five Nights tells the story of eight Soviet soldiers who are charged with tracking down the priceless Dresden art treasures stolen by the Nazis under orders from Goebbels. Read more >