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Wagner, Schoenberg, Mahler, Bach, Koopman

Asher Fisch Conducts Wagner and Schoenberg

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Asher Fisch, conductor

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Schoenberg Violin Concerto, Op. 36
  Michael Barenboim, violin
Mahler Adagio from Symphony No. 10
Wagner Prelude to Parsifal
Originally recorded at concerts on March 14, 15 and 16, 2013

Bach/Koopman Concerto in C Major from BWV 1064
 Ton Koopman, conductor
 Robert Chen, violin
 Mathieu Dufour, flute
 Eugene Izotov, oboe
 William Buchman, bassoon
Originally recorded at concerts on October 12, 14 and 15, 2006

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Asher Fisch Conducts Wagner and Schoenberg

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Bio - Asher Fisch

Israeli-born conductor Asher Fisch appears with many of the world’s most renowned opera companies and symphony orchestras. Read more >

Bio - Michael Barenboim

Michael Barenboim (born 1985 in Paris) started playing the violin when he was 7 in Berlin, where his teachers were Abraham Jaffe and Axel Wilczok. Read more >

Bio - Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman was born in Zwolle (The Netherlands) and after a classical education he studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam and was awarded the Prix d'Excellence for both instruments. Read more >

Bio - Robert Chen

Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. His activities as a soloist include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, NDR Orchestra of Hannover, and the Bournemouth Symphony. Read more >

Bio - Mathieu Dufour

Praised as “a marvel” by the Chicago Sun-Times, French flutist Mathieu Dufour is one of the most enchanting and breathtaking musicians of his generation. His golden sound and flawless technique have left audiences and fellow musicians in awe. Read more >

Bio - Eugene Izotov

Described as a “brilliant oboist” (San Francisco Chronicle) and noted for his “sweet tone, liquid legato and immaculate technique” (Chicago Tribune), Eugene Izotov maintains a demanding schedule of orchestral, solo, teaching and chamber music engagements. Read more >

Bio - William Buchman

William Buchman joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1992, after two seasons with the Dallas Symphony. In 1996, he was appointed to the position of assistant principal bassoon. Read more >

Wagner - Siegfried Idyll

In 1869, after the triumphant premieres of Tristan and Isolde and Die Meistersinger, Wagner resumed work on the Ring (which he had abandoned twelve years earlier), beginning with act 3 of Siegfried. Read more >

Schoenberg - Violin Concerto, Op. 36

In the summer of 1936, Arnold Schoenberg, his wife Gertrude, and their four-year-old daughter Nuria moved into a new house on the now infamous Rockingham Avenue in Brentwood Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. Read more >

Mahler - Adagio from Symphony No. 10

After Gustav Mahler’s death, word got out that he had asked his wife Alma to burn the manuscript of his unfinished Tenth Symphony. Read more >

Wagner - Prelude to Parsifal

The idea of Parsifal lived within Wagner for thirty-six years, the longest gestation of any of his works, including the entire Ring cycle. Read more >

Bach/Koopman - Concerto in C Major from BWV 1064

It was only after Bach had taken charge of the collegium musicum in Leipzig in the 1730s that he began to produce keyboard concertos at all, and his usual practice was to adapt music he had composed earlier. Read more >