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Ives, Musgrave, Strauss, Bernstein

Also sprach Zarathustra

Available for streaming until July 8, 2016

© Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2013
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Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Ives The Unanswered Question
  Christopher Martin, trumpet
Musgrave Autumn Sonata
  J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinet
Ives Three Places in New England
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
Originally recorded at concerts on October 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2011

Bernstein Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium
  Paavo Järvi, conductor
  Vadim Gluzman, violin
Originally recorded at a concert on October 2, 2009

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Bio - Susanna Mälkki

A much sought-after artist on the international conducting circuit, Susanna Mälkki’s versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony orchestras, chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and opera houses throughout the world. Read more >

Bio - J. Lawrie Bloom

J. Lawrie Bloom has been heard in chamber, orchestral and concerto appearances on soprano, basset and bass clarinets. Read more >

Bio - Paavo Järvi

Grammy Award winning Paavo Järvi begins his tenure as the seventh Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris in September 2010 with a performance of Sibelius’s Kullervo featuring the Estonian National Male Choir. Read more >

Bio - Vadim Gluzman

Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman, in technique and sensibility, harkens back to the Golden Age of violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, while possessing the passion and energy of the 21st century. Read more >

Ives - The Unanswered Question

Ives originally called this, his most famous piece, A Contemplation of a Serious Matter or The Unanswered Perennial Question. Read more >

Musgrave - Autumn Sonata

"The bass clarinet has always struck me as evocative of other worlds—worlds that exist as reality only in dreams,” Thea Musgrave says of the solo instrument she chose for her 1994 concerto, Autumn Sonata. Read more >

Ives - Three Places in New England

The story of Ives as a moon- lighting composer is well known and has become part of the lore of American music. Read more >

Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra

Nietzsche’s influential prose poem Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus spoke Zarathustra) wasn’t even a decade old when Strauss picked up a copy while on holiday in Egypt late in 1892. Read more >